CHRB Seeks Applicants for Executive Director

Deadline to apply for position with California state regulatory agency is Sept. 27.

The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director, succeeding the late Kirk E. Breed.

The deadline is Sept. 27 for candidates to submit an application, resume, and statement of qualifications to the CHRB headquarters office in Sacramento. Should the board determine that more time is necessary to identify suitable candidates, the board may extend the deadline.

The salary for the position is $8,976-$10,000 per month, plus benefits. The executive director’s duties require travel throughout the state while fulfilling the CHRB mission to regulate horse racing in California.

The official job announcement is available on the CHRB website ( through the Employment link, which explains how the application can be downloaded. Contact the CHRB's Wendy Matsuda for assistance at 916-263-6049.

A successful candidate will be a strong leader and have experience as a top-level administrator in a governmental agency or equivalent level in the private sector. It is preferred that the successful candidate have knowledge of the horseracing industry. Desirable characteristics include creativity and innovation, credibility and integrity, good communication skills, and the vision to understand the context and mission of the CHRB and how to achieve strategic plans.

Chuck Winner, CHRB vice chairman, will head the selection committee, which includes CHRB Chairman David Israel. The committee will review and screen all applications submitted and may interview candidates with the most competitive experience and background.

Breed served as executive director from Feb. 26, 2008, until his death Aug. 7.