Senior Director of Sales
Member Since: 2018
John Davis was hired by Churchill Downs on Oct. 31, 2016, and currently oversees the Suite and Ticket Sales departments, spanning Kentucky Derby week and the entire racing calendar. He is involved in all aspects of ticket sales, developing the overall sales strategy for existing opportunities and long term expansion planning.
John has an extensive track record of success, having served most recently as Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service with the Cleveland Browns. Davis held a similar position with the Cincinnati Reds baseball team and the New York Islanders hockey team, where he also served as Vice President of Ticket Sales.
Prior to joining the Reds, John served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Frisco RoughRiders, the AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers. While in Frisco, Davis oversaw all ticketing and marketing efforts and was the team liaison with the Texas League. During that 2007 season, the RoughRiders were the most profitable franchise in minor league baseball.
John graduated with a B.A. in Sports Marketing from Xavier University. He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Campbell and Rosella.