ROAP Press Release - ROAP Officers 2022-2023


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Lexington, KY (December 8, 2021)  – The Racing Officials Accreditation Program’s (ROAP) board of directors elected its 2022-2023 officers during its December 6th board meeting, held at the Global Symposium on Racing in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, The Jockey Club Steward for NYRA, was elected ROAP chairperson; Frank Lamb, a ROAP-accredited steward was elected ROAP vice chairperson; Wendy Davis, former director at the University of Arizona RTIP was re-elected ROAP secretary; and Kristin Werner, senior counsel at The Jockey Club, was re-elected ROAP treasurer.

Dr. Durenberger stated: “I am thrilled to take the reins of this organization at this critical time in our industry’s history. The implementation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act will bring challenges and opportunities to our membership and we remain committed to upholding the integrity of horse racing at all levels and for all breeds.”



The mission of ROAP is to accredit and provide continuing education to all racing officials, stewards and judges in the horse racing industry. By doing so ROAP is enhancing the image and upholding the integrity of horse racing at all levels.

ROAP, which receives primary funding from The Jockey Club and is based in its Kentucky office, is a 501(c)(6) organization whose board of directors is made up of representatives from 15 industry organizations and 10 at-large representatives.  The website address for ROAP is



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