Governor Brown Appoints Pasadenan To California Horse Racing Board

Published : Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 5:55 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Dennis Alfieri, a member of the Pasadena Optimist Club and general partner and a founder and partner of Pasadena’s Twin Palms Restaurant from 1991 to 2005, to the California Horse Racing Board, which works to ensures the integrity, viability, and safety of the California horse racing industry.

Alfieri’s appointment was one of several state appointments announced by Gov. Brown in a statement Monday. Debra Reed, from San Diego, joins him as new racing board directors.

The California Horse Racing Board regulates pari-mutuel wagering for the protection of the public, promotes horse racing, breeding, and wagering opportunities, and fosters safe racing by developing and enforcing track safety standards and regulations for the welfare of participants.

According to a profile from the governor’s office, Alfieri has been Chief Executive Officer of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation since 2017. He was principal and a founding partner at Bantry Property Services LLC from 2005 to 2010 and general partner and founder of Twin Palms Restaurants from 1991 to 2005.

Alfieri is also active in several community organizations, among them the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, the Los Angeles County Housing Authority, California Earthquake Authority Advisory Board, California Museum of Science and Industry and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.

Alfieri is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Harbor Commission.

Compensation for the California Horse Racing Board is $100 per diem. The position requires Senate confirmation, the statement said.

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