October 1st - update on keeneland

Please join us on Thursday, October 1st as we speak with Shannon Arvin, incoming President & CEO of Keeneland Association, about her transition into her new role along with an update on the busy Fall at Keeneland. 

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Shannon Arvin  - Incoming President & CEO of Keeneland

Through her work with SKO’s Lexington office, where she has practiced since 2002, Arvin has represented Thoroughbred owners and prominent industry organizations in Kentucky and around the world, among them Keeneland, Breeders’ Cup Ltd., Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. She also serves on the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of The Jockey Club. 

Arvin brings to her new role a unique perspective of Keeneland’s rich history and what the iconic track means to horsemen, fans and Central Kentucky. Her grandfather W.T. “Bish” Bishop was the first General Manager of Keeneland when the track opened in 1936. Her father, the late William T. “Buddy” Bishop III, grew up at Keeneland, living in an apartment next to the Clubhouse. Buddy Bishop’s lifelong service to Keeneland included positions as Director, Secretary, Trustee and Counsel. He was also a partner at SKO and worked with his daughter at the firm until his passing in 2008. 

A Lexington native, Arvin has deep ties to the Central Kentucky community and the horse industry. 

In addition to her aforementioned affiliations, she currently serves as Secretary of Horse Country, Director of Kentucky Bank and Director of The Lexington School; is Chair and Director of Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) and is Past President of the Thoroughbred Club of America. 

Arvin graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a B.A. in Political Science, International Studies, with High Honors. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2002. 

She and her husband, Will, have two daughters, Bishop and McCutchen.

We look forward to welcoming Shannon Arvin to the Lexington Forum, and continuing to facilitate community conversations that matter.

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