04/19/2013 11:21AM

NYRA names Wing as new media head


Eric Wing on Friday was named as the New York Racing Association’s director of communications and media relations, replacing Dan Silver, who left the company last fall.

Wing, who will oversee corporate communications and serve as company spokesperson for NYRA beginning May 15, has served as senior director of media relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since 1999.

“We are delighted to welcome Eric Wing to NYRA,” said Rodnell Workman, a NYRA vice-president and its chief marketing officer. “He brings more than 25 years of media and public relations experience to NYRA, much of it in racing, and we believe he will be a tremendous asset to this organization.”

At the NTRA, Wing devised and implemented public relations strategies for Thoroughbred racing’s national trade organization, provided media assistance to NTRA-member tracks, and consulted with sports and mainstream outlets to facilitate and maximize coverage of Thoroughbred racing.

“I am proud to have the opportunity to work for The New York Racing Association - an organization I have admired ever since I fell in love with Thoroughbred racing more than 30 years ago,” Wing said. “I am deeply grateful to the NTRA for 14 wonderful years, and also to NYRA for the confidence they are expressing in me going forward.”

Before joining the NTRA, Wing, 50, worked as senior staff editor at Reader’s Digest. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.