10/04/2007 12:00AM

Churchill names finance chief

EmailChurchill Downs Inc. has hired Bill Mudd, a former executive of a unit of General Electric, to be its chief financial officer, the company announced Thursday.

Mudd, 36, was formerly the chief financial officer of General Electric's Water and Process Technologies, which is based in Trevose, Pa. Mudd will fill the position vacated by Mike Miller, who resigned from Churchill in January.

Mudd is a native of Marion County, Ky.