Bryan Pettigrew Departs Breeders' Cup
LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 6, 2019) – Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today that Bryan Pettigrew is stepping down from his position as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship to pursue other interests. Pettigrew joined the company in 2015, prior to the highly successful Keeneland event, and was responsible for marketing, sponsorship sales and community relations. During his tenure, the Breeders’ Cup also made its debut at Del Mar in 2017.
“We appreciate Bryan’s work building the Breeders’ Cup brand and managing our partnership program. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup President and CEO.
“I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish during my time at the Breeders’ Cup,” said Pettigrew. “It is a spectacular property and first-class organization and I wish Craig, his staff and the BCL board the best moving forward.”
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