The departure of two long-serving Woodbine Entertainment Group employees has landed some familiar faces in new roles within the organization
With Nick Eaves set to take over from David Willmot as WEG's Chief Executive Officer, Eaves' former position of Chief Operating Officer will now be handled by Sean Pinsonneault, now WEG's Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Pinsonneault will assume overall responsibility for all operating departments of the company.
Jamie Martin becomes the Executive Vice President – Racing, assuming overall responsibility for the Marketing & Communications portfolio in addition to the company’s racing operations. Steve Mitchell is now the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, heading the Finance Dept. and also assuming responsibility for the company’s capital projects and property development initiatives.
Another familiar figure to fans of harness racing is Barry Hewson, who will retire as Director of Racing on April 30 after 37 years with the company.
Effective May 1, Scott McKelvie will serve as the Director of Racing / Racing Secretary. McKelvie will continue to oversee the Race Office and will assume additional responsibilities for Race Night operations, staff and horsemen’s relations.
Bill McLinchey is promoted to Manager of Racing Operations. In this role McLinchey will primarily manage Race Night activities and staffing for the paddock.
Dave Anderson is promoted to Associate Racing Secretary. Anderson has served as Assistant Racing Secretary since 2003 and will assume additional responsibilities for improving racing data and backstretch operations.