09/18/2012 10:49AM

Penn National: Silver named director of racing operations

Dan Silver has been named director of racing operations at Penn National Racing Course.

Dan Silver, director of communications at the New York Racing Association since 2009, has been hired to be director of racing operations at Penn National Racing Course in Grantville, Pa., effective Oct. 22, Penn National announced Tuesday.

Silver, who has graduate degrees in journalism and from the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona, will be responsible for the “racing and parimutuel operations” at Penn National and the track’s four offtrack wagering facilities in Pennsylvania. Silver also will manage the company’s account-wagering operation.

Silver, 32, has worked for NYRA for nearly five years. He began as the association’s marketing communications manager in early 2008 and was elevated to the director of communications and media relations in mid-2009.

“I am very excited to join the terrific team” at Penn National, Silver said in a press release from the company. “I believe my experiences at NYRA will help me continue the progress being made in the racing program at Penn National on a number of levels, and I am looking forward to the opportunity.”

Mark Loewe, Penn National’s current vice president of racing operations, will “be continuing in Penn National Gaming’s racing division in a new role to be announced shortly,” the Penn National release said.

Penn National owns racetracks in several states, along with nearly two dozen casino properties.

unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
Hiyo , Silver !! Away !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good man, with a bright future at PN.
Roddy Valente More than 1 year ago
Dan good luck!! Roddy Valente
karen pappis More than 1 year ago
What a great decision for Dan, a great move for Penn National and what a substantial loss for NYRA. When will NYS ever learn to capitalize on the assets they have in order to make NYRA stronger? Thanks a lot, Governor Cuomo. We consider this a result of your decision to take over NYRA, without even bothering to make a visit to Saratoga this summer to see how smoothly everything runs. This individual was an exceptional, quality-driven employee. You should have considered making him the President of NYRA instead of taking actions that essentially drove him out. Please remember that horse owners/breeders/trainers/lovers also vote and pay taxes in NYS. This is one move we won't soon forget. GOOD LUCK DAN- you are a class act!
Eric Von Zipper More than 1 year ago
Central High School in Philadelphia, PA.
Eric Von Zipper More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know if he is related to one of the Silver brothers who went to Central High School in the late 1960's? The physical resemblence is uncanny.
Sal Carcia More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see Dan leave the NYRA. I wish him the best.
Kelly Rockhold More than 1 year ago
Congratulations Dan! Penn National just made a great hire.
Joe Rockhold More than 1 year ago
Sorry, should have shown that I posted that. Stay on the up and up old friend!
Jack Twee More than 1 year ago
One high takeout track to another.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Smart move and good luck.Get out of NYRA a sinking ship waiting for the GOV to clean house.