NTRA Names Jim Mulvihill to Position

Communications and pari-mutuel marketing manager for Fair Grounds since 2009.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced June 24 that it has hired Jim Mulvihill as director of media and industry relations.

Since October 2009, Mulvihill has served as the communications and pari-mutuel marketing manager at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans. Mulvihill will begin July 15 and will be based in New York City with the other members of the NTRA communications department.

"Jim brings an impressive mix of horse racing knowledge and communications experience to the NTRA communications team, which is already providing excellent support to the industry," NTRA president and CEO Alex Waldrop said in a release.

Mulvihill received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College in Boston, Mass., in 2000 and attended the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona in 2000-2001. He previously served in public relations and communications positions at Lone Star Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston before joining Fair Grounds. He has also written horse racing content for the Associated Press and horse racing publications.