Over the past nine months the Horseplayers Association of North America has been searching for passionate horseplayers to join the Board of Directors. Through member emailings, newsletters, social media, a nominating committee and our website, three candidates emerged with a racing background, who were willing to do the work that’s needed to help change our sport for the better. Please welcome Bob, Mike and Jerod aboard. And as always, if you'd like to work with us, we need you as State Reps or board members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help.
Bob Dwyer is a Chicago area resident, CPA and business management professional who has had a long and successful career managing manufacturing and distribution companies that were in the portfolios of private equity firms as CFO, COO and CEO. The same attributes of focus and discipline that he brings to organizations in his professional activities serve him well in his long time and passionate avocation of horse racing. Bob served as the HANA Illinois state representative for the last 18 months.
Mike Shutty is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of www.horseracingnation.com and www.derbywars.com and has been a raving fan of the Sport of Kings since Seattle Slew captured the Triple Crown in 1977. Mike is also the Co-founder and Managing Partner for TrendPointers, LLC, a firm focused on using Media Sentiment to predict key shifts in economic and market outcomes. He owned a successful direct marketing agency which he sold in 2007 and brings that experience to help advance the important initiatives of HANA.
Jerod Dinkin is a Director of Real Estate at a Fortune 500 retailer and has been a fan of thoroughbred horse racing since the age of eleven. A frequent contributor to Horseplayer Magazine, Jerod was also the 2006 Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year and a three time qualifier to both the National Handicapping Championship and the Horse Player World Series.
We thank Bob, Mike and Jerod for answering the call. If you'd like to chat with any or all of them, they can be reached by emailing their first name (except Mike, he's mshutty), followed by @hanaweb.org