(from the Thoroughbred Owners of California)
Keith Pronske, who joined the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) in December, has been appointed vice chair for Northern California. He fills a position that was left vacant upon Tom Bachman’s resignation.
The position helps provide a greater presence for TOC in Northern California and was established due to issues that are unique to that region. He will work closely with Northern California trainers, Golden Gate Fields, and TOC staff in the north.
Pronske, who has been in the Thoroughbred business since 1997, owns a small horse farm in Wilton, Calif., near Sacramento, and has 21 Thoroughbreds consisting of breeding and racing stock. He is president and CEO of Clean Energy Systems, Inc., a startup energy company, and has spent most of his career developing large energy infrastructure projects.
“Although I’m still the rookie on the board, I am honored to be appointed to this position,” said Pronske. “I am passionate about this industry and look forward to this expanded role in representing my fellow Northern California owners.”
TOC is the official organization serving the interests of Thoroughbred owners in the state, including legislative, administrative and business matters.