Daniel J. Guttman, of Bexley, Ohio has been appointed by the Honorable Governor John Kasich to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund (OSDF) Advisory Committee. Guttman, 43, will serve a term of three years.
Guttman is a longtime Thoroughbred owner with a JD from The Ohio State University and a partner in the Columbus, OH-based law firm of Baker Hostetler LLP.
Over the years Guttman—a member of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (OTBO)—has advised Thoroughbred syndicates on contracts, organizational matters and related activities. As well, he has owned horses racing in graded stakes and on the Breeders Cup undercard at tracks such as Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Santa Anita, Del mar and Gulfstream.
Guttman’s professional experience includes providing counsel to municipalities, airport and regional transit authorities, counties and sheriff’s offices, townships, Councils of Government, personnel appeals boards of review, civil service commission and other pubic and quasi-public bodies.
Guttman is named in The Best Lawyers in America© and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He serves on The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s National Council of Advisors and on the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s Statewide Legislative Committee.
Term expires Jan. 2018
Gov. John Kasich appointed Kimpton Williams of Waynesville to the Ohio Thoroughbred Fund Advisory Council. Kim owns and operates with his wife, Lori, the 150 acre Fair Winds Farm in Waynesville, Ohio. He stands the stallions Mercer Mill and Kettle Corn at his farm. Mercer Mill was Ohio’s Stallion of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007-2011 & 2012. Kim currently serves on the HBPA Board. He is a Real Estate Broker and has successfully operated a Real Estate business for the past 34 years.
Term Expires Jan. 2019
Gov. John Kasich appointed Craig Beam to the Ohio Thoroughbred Fund Advisory Council. Craig and his wife, Cathy entered the Thoroughbred business in 1992. They have raced or bred sixteen stakes horses. All of their mares are boarded at Fair Winds Farm in Waynesville, Ohio. They have five Ohio Accredited breds currently in training. Craig is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Peoples Bank with branches located in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. He has been active in both state and national trade associations, related to the aggregates industry & involved in numerous civic organizations and a twelve-year trustee of Wilmington College. He has Master Degree in Business from Xavier University.
The Ohio thoroughbred racing advisory committee consists of three members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The members of the committee shall be residents of the state, knowledgeable in the breeding and racing of thoroughbred horses.
Terms of office shall be for three years, commencing on the first day of February and ending on the thirty-first day of January. Each member shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which he was appointed.
The Ohio thoroughbred racing advisory committee shall advise and assist the state racing commission regarding the administration of the Ohio thoroughbred race fund created by section 3769.083 of the Revised Code.