Churchill Downs Inc. Names Katherine Armstrong VP Of Culture
by Press Release | 05.06.2021 | 5:39pm
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced on Thursday that Katherine Armstrong had been hired as the company’s vice president of culture (diversity, equity, and inclusion). The new role will report directly to Bill Carstanjen, chief executive officer of CDI.
As the vice president of culture, Armstrong will be part of the senior leadership team of CDI. It will lead the company’s efforts to expand its strategic vision as part of the core mission and values to systemically advance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Armstrong will develop and drive diversity initiatives and create opportunities to share best practices across the business segments.
“Katherine brings a deep understanding of advancing company culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion to this role,” said Carstanjen. “She is an experienced, proactive, and strategic advocate, partner, and leader, who has developed constructive relationships and supported strong cultural initiatives in her previous roles.”
Before this role, Armstrong was the founder and president of Success Track LLC, a strategic advisory and training group emphasizing culture transformation, DE&I strategy, HR analytics, and leadership coaching. She also served in several significant roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporation, PNC Financial, and Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg.
“I am honored and excited to lead the advancement of the culture at CDI,” said Armstrong. “This is a pivotal time in the company’s growth, and I am humbled to be part of the senior leadership team that will work together to shape the diversity, equity, and inclusion of this great organization in the future.”
Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jackson State University.