Pettigrew to Head NTRA Advantage

He formely served as vice president of sponsorships at NTRA from 2000-2004.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Aug. 24 that Bryan Pettigrew has returned to the organization as senior vice president of NTRA Advantage.

Pettigrew had spent the previous seven years as president of Affinity Sports Marketing in Southlake, TX, where he performed various marketing, promotion and consulting duties. From 2000-2004, Pettigrew served as vice president of sponsorships and special assistant to the commissioner of the NTRA. Pettigrew replaces Joe Morris, who resigned last month to take a position with The Stronach Group.

“We are very fortunate to bring someone aboard like Bryan, who has a demonstrated record of success with our sponsors and group purchasing program,” said NTRA president and CEO Alex Waldrop in a statement. “His sales and marketing experience and strong business relationships will contribute greatly to our NTRA Advantage program that delivers real value to virtually all of our members and affiliates.”

“While these are challenging economic times for all of us, I feel there is significant room for growth in sales and sponsorship arenas, and I look forward to that challenge.” said Pettigrew in a release.