11/04/2002 12:00AM

Johnsen rises in Magna ranks


Corey Johnsen, president of Lone Star Park near Dallas, has been appointed a regional vice president by Magna Entertainment, and among the tracks he will oversee is Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.

Scott Savin will continue to serve as president and general manager of Gulfstream.

Johnsen's new role makes him responsible for Magna's properties in Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma. He will continue to serve as president of Lone Star, where he will be based, and also will oversee Remington Park in Oklahoma City, as well as and Palm Meadows, a training center near Gulfstream scheduled to open Nov. 29.

"This position allows me to have a greater impact on the sport, and be part of an organization that I think is going to change the face of our industry," said Johnsen.

Johnsen, 48, has served as general manager of Lone Star since the track's planning stages in 1994. Before that, he worked for DeBartolo Racing when it owned both Remington Park and Louisiana Downs.

Magna bought Remington in 1999, and on Oct. 23 completed its purchase of Lone Star.

At Remington Park, Jeff Greco, a vice president with Lone Star, has been named chief operating officer. He also will continue in his role with Lone Star.