Racing Commission Members

Colorado Racing Commission Members

Sean Beirne

Chair - Racing Industry Member

Mr. Beirne the Vice-Chair of the Commission serves as a racing industry representative to the Colorado Racing Commission. Mr. Beirne’s second term of service will remain in effect until July 2018. By virtue of Mr. Beirne’s 20 years of experience in all facets of the racing business, including but not limited to, holding management positions at several renowned horse racecourses in various states, and, most recently, serving as a Regional Sales Representative for Roberts Communications Network (RCN) at which, among his numerous responsibilities, is the coordination of decoder assignments and schedules for over 200 sites, he demonstrates that he is well qualified to serve as a member of the Commission. Additionally, Mr. Beirne is a highly motivated professional who has ably utilized his skills in simulcasting, marketing, public relations and racing operations. (Republican – Fourth Congressional District)

Pam Inmann

Vice Chair - Business Member

Ms. Pam Oldham Inmann serves as the business representative to the Colorado Racing Commission, which requires that the Commission member have five or more years of business experience in a management-level capacity. Ms. Inmann’s first term of service will remain in effect until July 2017. Her professional management background is very extensive and diverse. It includes both government service as the Executive Director of the Western Governors’ Association, a position that she held for approximately eight years. Additionally, she has been employed in positions in the private sector, including that of Director of State Government Affairs/Western District for Altria Corporate Services, Inc. for approximately thirteen years and, prior to that, serving as Director of Special Projects for the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association for approximately ten years. (Republican – Fourth Congressional District)

Justine Scott Estes 

Registered Voter Member

Ms. Estes was appointed to serve as a registered elector on the Racing Commission.  Additionally, she serves as the member from the Western Slope.  Her four-year term of service will remain in effect until July 1, 2020. Ms. Estes is the co-owner and manager of Trademark Farm, a ranching operation involving the production of cattle, hay and horses since 1989.  She resides in Gypsum, Colorado.   Ms. Estes has also been an approved judge for multiple breed and horse show associations from 1985 until 2010 and continues to be actively involved with horse, cattle and agricultural associations.  She has had a lifetime involvement with showing, breeding and training horses and is especially interested in maintaining their place in sports as well as ensuring their welfare.  Ms. Estes is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Colorado Horse Development Authority, as Secretary/Treasurer of the Eagle County Cattlemen’s Association and as Chair of the Farm Service Agency. (Republican; Congressional District 3)

 

David Lynn Hoffman

Racing Industry Member

 Dr. Hoffman was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper on August 2, 2016 to serve on the Racing Commission as a representative of the racing industry for a term that will expire on July 1, 2020.  Dr. Hoffman served previously as a member of the Racing Commission from 2001 through 2009. Dr. Hoffman is a professor of business management at Metropolitan State University.  He was formerly a professor of management at the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley).  Dr. Hoffman has served as President of the Board for Platte River Industries, is the former President of the Westminster 7:10 Rotary and is a former member of the Westminster 7:10 Rotary’s Vocational Service Committee, Foundation Request Committee and the Foundation Board of Directors.  Currently, he heads the University’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Innovation.  Additionally, he headed the Small Business Institute Directors’ Association. (Democrat; Congressional District 7)

Lori Scott, DVM

Veterinarian Member

Dr. Lori Scott, who was recently appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve a four-year term on the Commission as a representative of veterinarians licensed in Colorado for at least five years.  Dr. Scott’s term of service will remain in effect until 2019. Dr. Scott, who is a practicing Veterinarian, graduated from Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, had operated their own veterinary clinic, North Denver Animal Clinic,  for 27 years.  She had previously served as the Division of Racing Events’ regulatory veterinarian at various Colorado racetracks for approximately twenty years. Additionally, She and her husband have been actively involved in overseeing animal welfare and medication usage at the National Western Stock Show and has received foreign animal disease training. (Unaffiliated; Congressional District 7)