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District 3

Benjamin R. Kenney
Biography
Benjamin R. Kenney
Benjamin R. Kenney
Ben Kenney is the CFO of the Watchandwager.com harness race meet at Cal Expo. He has been an owner and breeder of Standardbreds for the last 20 years and served as a board member of the California Harness Horsemen’s Association from 2002-2010, serving as president of the board from 2004-2010. Kenney has focused most of his career on financial services and general management and worked for many years as an investment manager and institutional trader in the U.S. and the U.K. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
25 Cadillac Drive, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 310-869-1919 [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2020 (Track Director)

David Siegel
Biography
David Siegel
David Siegel
David Siegel is the president of TrackMaster, an Equibase Company business that produces and distributes handicapping information for Standardbred, Thoroughbred, and Quarter Horse racing in North America. He has owned and raced horses primarily in California since 2002, and has become an accomplished professional driver accumulating more than 500 wins. He was named Amateur Driver of the Year in 2007. He is a graduate of Stanford Business School (M.B.A.) and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) where he received a B.A. in economics and mathematics. He and his wife, Mona, live in Palo Alto, Calif., and have two daughters.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
2733 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-265-1406 - Fax: 415-264-5929  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)

Ivan L. Axelrod
Biography
Ivan L. Axelrod
Ivan L. Axelrod
Ivan Axelrod is chairman of the board of the USTA, as well as chairman of 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 these 30-plus years with a Standardbred breeding operation in Ojai, Calif., from 1986 to 2002, and as a director of the California Harness Horsemen’s Association and 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, he is the chief operating officer 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. He is a graduate of California State University at Northridge, with a B.S. degree in accounting. He currently serves as a director of the CSUN Foundation and was recently 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 two grandchildren, Madelyn and Joseph.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
19324 Collier Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: 310-789-5279 - Fax: 818-343-2349 [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Membership Director)