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USTA Director
District 3 (Chairperson)
Ivan L. Axelrod
Ivan L. Axelrod
Ivan L. Axelrod

Ivan Axelrod is chairperson of USTA District 3 and has been a USTA director since 1988. From his early entry into harness racing with the purchase of his first horse in 1981, he has expanded his interest and commitment to the sport over the years with a Standardbred breeding operation in Ojai, Calif., from 1986 to 2002, as a director of the California Harness Horsemen’s Association, and via a short stint with the operations management team at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento. The horse farm in Ojai was known as Mariah Ridge Farm and many of the horses born at the farm carry the name Mariah. From Rowdy Mariah to Mariah Storm, many of these Cal-bred horses were well known around the California circuit. Outside of harness racing, Axelrod is the COO of Provident Financial Management, a business specializing in managing the financial affairs of high-net worth individuals and members of the entertainment and sports industries. A graduate of California State University at Northridge with a B.S. degree in accounting, he currently serves as director emeritus of the CSUN Foundation and has been honored as one of the “Fabulous 50” business graduates from CSUN. He and his wife, Nikki, reside in Tarzana, Calif. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Marrisa, as well as three grandchildren, Madelyn, Joseph and Micah.

19324 Collier Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: 310-789-5279 - Fax: 818-343-2349 [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2025 (Membership Director)