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Former NYRA Board of Trustees Member Dennis Dammerman Passes Away

By Eric Wing | 07/24/2013 05:56 PM ET

Dennis D. Dammerman, member of The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) Board of Trustees from 2006-2012, died this week, according to his family. He was 67.

Dammerman's career included an illustrious 38 years with General Electric Co. from 1967-2005. His positions at General Electric included Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Officer.

Elected to the NYRA Board of Trustees on March 8, 2006, Dammerman served on the Audit Committee (2006-2008), the Pension Committee (2006-2008), the Finance Committee (2006-2012) and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (2008).

"Dennis Dammerman served with great distinction as a strong and intelligent voice on the NYRA Board of Trustees," said Chris Kay, CEO and President of NYRA. "The business world has lost a highly-respected figure. NYRA and the thoroughbred industry have lost a valued leader who loved horses with all his heart."