St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC), which regulates horse racing and card clubs at horse race tracks in the state, announces the hiring of industry professional, Joe Scurto, to Deputy Director of MRC. This completed the senior management team following the appointment of Thomas DiPasquale in the fall of 2013. Governor Dayton appointed Chairman Ralph Strangis in the summer of 2013.
“With the skills and leadership capabilities of both Tom and now Joe, the MRC will be making substantial upgrades to our regulatory systems and processes,” states Ralph Strangis, Chair of the Minnesota Racing Commission. “Though the MRC is highly regarded nationally, we understand that the gaming and horse racing industry is undergoing tremendous challenges that will require fresh perspectives and smart new strategies to continue protecting the integrity of horse racing and gaming at the tracks.”
Scurto has broad and extensive experience in the horse racing industry. He has previously served as Director of Operations and Marketing for Inter-Track Partners, and as a member of the executive staff at Hawthorne Racecourse. Scurto most recently was the principal for Horseshoe Marketing, Inc., a full-service marketing agency. He has a degree in accounting and has been a columnist for Hoofbeats Magazine and a member of the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Marketing Committee.
“Joe's accounting and management skills will be a great asset to the Commission's day-to-day operations,” states Thomas DiPasquale, MRC Executive Director. “Additionally, Joe's marketing and communications experience will help improve our outreach to those who have an interest in seeing the industry grow and thrive in Minnesota.”
About Minnesota Racing Commission:
The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) was established in 1983 to regulate horse racing and in 1999 to regulate card clubs at the Class A racetracks in the state. The legislative charge is to ensure the integrity of racing and card playing, and promote the breeding of racehorses to stimulate agriculture and rural agribusiness. Currently the MRC regulates Canterbury Park and Running Aces Harness Park. For more information visit http://www.mrc.state.mn.us/.