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Hilliard Lyons

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Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, as well as owns four additional racetracks and six casinos.  CDI also owns Big Fish Games, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of casual games; the country's premier online wagering company,; a totalisator company, United Tote; and an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company, Bluff Media. CDI employs more than 5,000 people and maintains physical operations in eleven states.

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Presenter - William E. Mudd - President and Chief Financial Officer

William “Bill” E. Mudd was named President and Chief Financial Officer in August 2014, bringing a broad business background, expertise in domestic and international markets, and exceptional leadership skills to his role. Mudd previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Churchill Downs Incorporated (2007 –2014) where he was responsible for all of CDI’s financial activities, managing the Company’s capital structure, leading CDI’s information technology group and, since 2011, leading the Company’s business development activities.
A former General Electric (“GE”) executive, Mudd oversees the Company’s financial reporting, strategic planning, business planning, compliance, capital management, risk management and investor relations.
Mudd began his career with GE in 1992, and rose rapidly to positions of increased responsibility. Prior to joining Churchill Downs, he served as Global Commercial CFO for GE Water & Process Technologies, a water process and filtration business based in Trevose, Pa. He has also served as CFO of Supply Chain, IT and Technology Finance for GE’s Consumer and Industrial Europe, Middle East and Africa Division in Budapest, Hungary. Earlier in his career he served as a finance manager of Global Financial Planning & Analysis and Business Development for GE Fanuc, a joint venture between GE and Japanese partner, Fanuc.
A native of Marion County, Ky., he holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and actuarial science from Bellarmine University. He also holds a masters of business administration from Webster University and was a captain in the United States Army Reserves with 14 years of service.

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William E. Mudd

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