Kristin Warfield, Vice President, Partnerships, Churchill Downs
As vice president of partnerships at Churchill Downs, Kristin Warfield helped secure a five-year deal with Brown-Forman last fall to make Woodford Reserve the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. She’s also worked on brand partnerships with Longines, Fiat-Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Sentient Jet, Moet, G.H. Mumm champagnes, 14 Hands wine, Stella Artois and Humana. Warfield was appointed to the post in 2012 after serving as senior director of partnership development and activation at Churchill since 2009. She previously worked with ASA Entertainment, International Speedway Corp. and the American Automobile Association, where she was director of motorsports.