Elizabeth Rogers, currently Racing Secretary at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, has been named Assistant Director of Racing for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course effective February 5, 2021, pending customary regulatory approvals. Rogers replaces long time racing veteran Mark Loewe who celebrated his 42-year career with a retirement ceremony in December.
A graduate with honors from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, Rogers has worked her way up in the racing office at Charles Town since coming on board to the West Virginia racetrack eight years ago. She has served as a racing official, stakes coordinator, Assistant Racing Secretary, and in July 2019, became one of only three full-time female racing secretaries in the country in assuming that position at Charles Town Races.
“Being a part of the growth of the Charles Town racing product over the past several years has been very rewarding and I want to thank everyone there for having such confidence in my abilities. In my new position I will be able to be involved in more facets of the racing operation and I look forward to the new challenge and opportunity,” said Rogers.
Rogers responsibilities will include oversight of all racing operations at Mahoning Valley Race Course – racing office, backstretch and mutuel departments. “We are excited to have Elizabeth join the team and keep the positive racing momentum Mahoning Valley Race Course has gained over its first six years of operation,” said Allie Evangelista, Vice President and General Manager at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
“Elizabeth is one of the outstanding young professionals in the racing ranks and we are pleased to have her accept this role and continue her growth as a future leader in the industry,” added Christopher McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc., parent company of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.