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Jim Miller
Jim Miller
Jim Miller

Jim Miller is treasurer of the USTA and represents USTA District 5. He is the Assistant General Manager and Director of Racing at Hawthorne Race Course and Suburban Downs. Miller also serves as the General Manager of racing at the Illinois State Fairs. Additionally, Miller serves as the President of the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation, which provides healthcare services to horsemen and backstretch workers of racetracks in Illinois. Miller has spent nearly 30 years in the sport. He worked at Arlington Park from 1993-1997 and has been at Hawthorne/Suburban Downs since 1997. Additional positions he has held include back-up track announcer, racing analyst, clocker, morning-line oddsmaker, horsemen relations and stall superintendent. He has been a Thoroughbred horse owner and was named to the inaugural Thoroughbred Times’ “40 Under 40” list. Prior to his involvement in the sport, Miller graduated from Carthage College in 1997 with a B.A. degree in communications. He became a member of the Carthage College Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017. He was an NCAA All-American baseball player in 1997 and was drafted in the 11th round of the June free agent draft that year by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played four years in the Brewers organization (1997-2000). He and his wife, Joanne, have two children, Hannah and Owen.

16361 Caraway Court
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: 708-780-3671  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2026 (Track Director)