McErlean Leaves NJSEA for Penn National Slot

(edited New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority release)
Christopher M. McErlean is resigning as vice president of racing operations with New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to join Penn National Gaming Inc., as vice president of racing next month.

McErlean, 39, is to conclude his 14-year tenure with the NJSEA on Jan. 5, 2007.

McErlean, who became part of the management team at the Meadowlands as director of marketing and simulcasting in 1992, rose through the ranks to oversee the racing operations at both the Meadowlands and its sister track, Monmouth Park, in January 2005.

"In the 14 years I have been at the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, there could have been no better combination of great mentors and outstanding peers than those whom I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with at the NJSEA tracks," said McErlean.

At Penn National Gaming, McErlean will oversee all racing operations at six racetracks and six off-track wagering facilities. He will be based at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National, a racing and gaming facility currently under construction outside of Harrisburg, PA.

Penn National Gaming's racing interests include Penn National, Charles Town, Bangor Raceway, and Freehold Raceway.