McNamara elected to Visit Horse Country board

Christopher McNamara
Christopher McNamara

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Christopher McNamara of the Breeders’ Cup has been elected to the Visit Horse Country board of directors by a vote of the sitting board.

McNamara, who is senior vice president, corporate partnerships for the Breeders’ Cup, has a long professional history working in creative and strategic marketing in New York with Havas Life and then in Lexington, Ky. at Cornett marketing agency.

“Positive fan development for our industry is a shared goal of the Breeders’ Cup and Horse Country,” said McNamara. “I’m honored to be elected and look forward to getting started.”

McNamara joins Price Bell, (Mill Ridge/Nicoma Bloodstock), Will Bishop (Claiborne), Gathan Borden (VisitLEX), Boyd Browning (Fasig-Tipton), Kara Heissenbuttel (Keeneland), Adam Johnson (The Kentucky Distillers Association & Kentucky Bourbon Trail), Brianne Sharp (Godolphin America) and Duncan Taylor (Taylor Made).

“We welcome Chris to the board of Horse Country. His vast experience and passion for our mission will have an immediate impact on our organization,” said Price Bell, Horse Country board president. “We are fortunate to have an incredible group of people on the board, and Chris is an exciting addition.”