Eric Wing Elected President of Turf Publicists

(Edited TPA release)
Eric Wing, senior director of media relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has been elected president of the Turf Publicists of America for 2007.

Outgoing president John Lee announced the TPA's new slate of officers Dec. 6 at the organization's annual Mark Kaufman Workshop during the University of Arizona's Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

Wing previously served as vice president at large for the TPA.

John Engelhardt, Bill Knauf, Joan Lawrence and Julie Sarno were elected to one-year terms as regional vice presidents.

Engelhardt, director of publicity & public relations at River Downs, will represent the Central region. Knauf, director of marketing, Monmouth Park/Meadowlands will represent the East region. Lawrence, senior manager of communications for the NTRA, was elected as vice president at large. Sarno, a California-based marketing consultant, freelance writer and past TPA president, will represent the West region.

Dave Zenner, communications manager at Arlington Park, was elected to a two-year term as secretary-treasurer of the TPA. Zenner has been serving as acting secretary-treasurer since the resignation of Bruno Zalubil earlier this year.

The new board will assume office at the Dec. 6 general membership meeting.