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District 1

Dan Ater
Biography
Dan Ater
Dan Ater
Dan Ater has been involved in harness racing for more than 40 years as a trainer-driver. He has won driving titles at Lebanon Raceway, Scioto Downs, Northfield Park and Balmoral Park. Among his top horses were Western Resolve, Firm Belief, Capital Request, Cruzin Inya Jammys, Mystique Cruiser and Dancin Yankee. Ater was inducted into the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2016. He is a director of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, has been a Deerfield Township trustee for more than 20 years, and is a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau. Ater has four children, Kyle (also active in the sport as a driver), Nick, MacKenzie and Daniel.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
1702 Stingy Lane
Clarksburg, OH 43115
Phone: 740/993-4138 - Fax: 740/993-4137  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Membership Director)

Dave Bianconi
Biography
Dave Bianconi
Dave Bianconi
Dave Bianconi is the Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting at Northfield Park and has been involved in the sport for 28 years. Bianconi has also been a color commentator on the Little Brown Jug broadcast for the past 24 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Cincinnati and attended the University of Louisville equine administration program for one year. Bianconi and his wife, Jen, have a 19-year-old son, Stephen, who is a freshman at The Ohio State University; and a 15-year-old daughter, Elena.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
P. O. Box 374
Northfield, OH 44067
Phone: 330-467-4101  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Track Director)

Jason Bluhm
Biography
Jason Bluhm
Jason Bluhm
Jason Bluhm is the director of racing at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. He oversees all racing operations, including the race office, track and pari-mutuel areas. Prior to joining Dayton Raceway, he had been senior regional director of racing for Tioga and Vernon downs since 2006, leading multiple departments at both New York State harness facilities. Bluhm’s responsibilities have included race secretary, program director, charter and stall superintendent as well as track superintendent while also overseeing the day-to-day operations at Tioga Downs in the simulcast and marketing areas. Bluhm has also worked for the USTA in the information and research department and was the owner and groom for a small harness racing stable in Indiana. He is a native of Plain City, Ohio. Bluhm and his wife, Sarah, have three children, Frederick, Hannah and Corinne.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
8101 Lucas Road
Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 937-235-7858  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Track Director)

R Kevin Greenfield
Biography
R Kevin Greenfield
R Kevin Greenfield
Kevin Greenfield has been involved in the sport for 31 years and is the co-owner, president and treasurer of Hickory Lane Horse Farm in Findlay, Ohio. He is also the co-owner and syndicate manager for stallion Tactical Landing, who stands at Southwind Farms of New Jersey, as well as the syndicate manager for stallions Uncle Peter, What The Hill, Racing Hill and McArdle, who all stand at Hickory Lane. Greenfield earned a B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo. He is a member of the Ohio State and Toledo Bar associations. He was voted by his legal peers as outstanding lawyer in Toledo for labor and employment law; Best Lawyers in America; and voted to Ohio Super Lawyers. He is a past president of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and past treasurer of the Ohio Harness Horse Breeders Inc. He is married to Nancy Greenfield and has a stepson, Stephen MacMillan.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
29142 E River Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: 419-724-8211 - Fax: 419-724-8214  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Membership Director)

Steven J. McCoy
Biography
Steven J. McCoy
Steven J. McCoy
Steve McCoy is a former president of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and has served on the OHHA board of directors for more than 15 years. McCoy has been involved in the sport for more than 30 years as an owner. He was introduced to harness racing by his father, who was an owner, breeder and equine veterinarian. Among McCoy’s top horses were Power Score, Spider Woman, Chip And Run, Striking Mystery and Give ’Em The Ax. McCoy earned a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) from The Ohio State University in 1970 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkley in 1973. He currently serves as the General Counsel for The Showe Companies. McCoy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Best Lawyers of America since 1987. He is married to Brenda McCoy and has a step-daughter, Cassandra Long, and two grandchildren.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
2215 Cambridge Boulevard
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: 614-481-8106 - Fax: 614-481-3416  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)

Dr. John C. Mossbarger
Biography
Dr. John C. Mossbarger
Dr. John C. Mossbarger
John Mossbarger is a veterinarian and president of Midland Acres, Inc., a family-owned breeding farm in Bloomingburg, Ohio. Midland Acres has been home to many top stallions. In 2016, he was elected to the board of directors of the Hambletonian Society, Inc. Mossbarger graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in 1972 and a D.V.M. degree in 1977. He is the past president of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and the Ohio Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association. He is a member of the Fayette County Harness Horsemen’s Association, and serves as a state trustee on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. His wife, Kyle, is retired from the Madison County Schools. They have two daughters that are married, Jamie Lee (Kyle) Butts and Jill Ann (Chris) Cottrill. John and Kyle are blessed with six grandchildren.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
8787 Washington Waterloo Road NE
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740-437-7326 - Fax: 740-437-7582  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)

Jason Roth
Biography
Jason Roth
Jason Roth
Roth is currently the race secretary at Eldorado Scioto Downs. His grandfather, Richard, was a lifelong starter and his dad, Mike, is a trainer based in Anderson, Ind. In 1995, Roth first got his driver’s license, racing a couple times a year at the fairs in northern Ohio while in high school and college. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 and went to work at Scioto Downs, first as an intern, then in the race office. Roth lives in Orient, Ohio with his longtime fiancé, Jessica, and their son, Wesley.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
11935 Woods Opossum Run
Orient, OH 43146
Phone: 614-812-7616  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Track Director)

Donald (Skip) W. Hoovler
Biography
Donald (Skip) W. Hoovler
Donald (Skip) W. Hoovler
Skip Hoovler is a former president and current board member of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association. Director of PACER (Political Action Committee for Equine Racing). He became involved in harness racing in 1968, and races mostly homebreds in the Ohio Stakes program. Among his top horses were Medoland Sam, Medoland Big Sam, Medoland Miracle and Northmedo Tam. He graduated from Ohio University in 1965, where he was an All-American linebacker. Upon graduation, he played for the New York Jets and Houston Oilers. He is a financial advisor and owns Hoovler Financial and Insurance Services in Columbus, Ohio. “Skip” resides in Pataskala with his wife, Tammy, who is an avid horsewoman. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
621 W. Broad St., Suite 1C
Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-919-5036 - Fax: 740-919-5038  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)