Bill Carstanjen is the Chief Executive Officer of Churchill Downs Incorporated and a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to becoming the CEO in 2014, Mr. Carstanjen served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for several years. Mr. Carstanjen joined Churchill Downs in 2005 as the Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel.
Prior to joining Churchill Downs, Mr. Carstanjen was an executive with General Electric Company. Mr. Carstanjen began his career as an attorney in New York with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Mr. Carstanjen graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.