Glen Kozak - Senior Vice President, Operations & Capital Projects
As Senior Vice President, Operations & Capital Projects, Glen Kozak oversees the New York Racing Association’s facility and track operations, which encompasses a $50 million operating budget for the maintenance of Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack, including all 14 racing surfaces and fleet equipment. In addition to his daily operational responsibilities, Glen is responsible for directing $34 million worth of annual capital improvement projects which are geared towards improving NYRA’s safety measures, operational efficiencies, and revenue generating areas.
Prior to joining NYRA in 2008, Kozak worked for the Maryland Jockey Club where he served as Vice President of Facilities & Racing Surfaces. In this role, Kozak was responsible for the maintenance and planning of facility operations, as well as the fleet and racing surfaces at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and Bowie Training Center. At Laurel Park, Kozak was part of a group that took part in a $30 million project that rebuilt the turf and dirt tracks. At Pimlico, home of the Preakness Stakes, he was involved in the construction of the track’s turf-side dining pavilion, Corporate Village, Top of the Stretch, and the Clubhouse Turn Suites. Before joining the Maryland Jockey Club, Kozak served as the Track Superintendent at Suffolk Downs in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Kozak also serves on various industry boards and committees. He is a member of the Jockey Club’s Grayson Welfare and Safety Committee for Racing Surfaces and also serves on the board of directors for the Racing Surfaces Laboratory.