Matt F. Iuliano, who has served as vice president of registration services for The Jockey Club for the past eight years, has been named executive vice president and executive director of the organization, it was announced today by Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club.
In his new position, Iuliano will continue to oversee all matters concerning The American Stud Book and he will represent The Jockey Club as it interacts with industry organizations. He succeeds Dan Fick, who has been appointed as an associate state steward for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Iuliano will assume his new responsibilities on January 1, 2010.
“Matt’s knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry as well as his familiarity with various initiatives that The Jockey Club has spearheaded or supported in recent years will serve him well as he takes on this new assignment,” Phipps said.
“Dan has represented The Jockey Club well and his leadership skills have enabled us to make significant progress with a number of important industry initiatives over the past six and a half years, especially in the areas of medication and safety. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is fortunate to have him and we wish him all the best.”
Iuliano will report to James L. Gagliano, who will become president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club on January 1, 2010, succeeding Alan Marzelli, who is retiring from that position. Gagliano currently serves as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of The Jockey Club.
“Over the past eight years, Matt has initiated and overseen numerous advances in the Registry that have greatly enhanced the service we provide to owners and breeders,” said Gagliano. “We are fully confident that he will make similar progress with the various industry projects that The Jockey Club supports.”
Iuliano joined The Jockey Club staff in June 2001. Prior to that, he served in several executive capacities at Churchill Downs Incorporated over the course of a 12-year stint.
Prior to joining Churchill Downs, Iuliano spent seven years as director and operations manager of Lasma East, the largest and most recognized Arabian horse farm at the time, in LaGrange, Ky.
He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Colorado State University before earning an MBA and a law degree from the University of Louisville.