The Florida HBPA is pleased to announce that Kevin Scheen has been selected to become their Executive Director. Kevin replaces Billy Badgett, who has accepted an executive position with The Stronach Group. We wish to acknowledge the great job that Billy has done for the FHBPA and we look forward to continuing to work with him in his new capacity.
“I would like to thank President Stephen Screnci, the search committee and the Board for providing me this opportunity, said Scheen. I have been working with horsemen on contingency issues my entire career, and now will be moving from regulatory to an advocacy role. Having worked the South Florida racing scene the past 15 years, I am aware of the great group of professionals we have racing here, and I am excited to be working with them”.
A native of Louisville Ky., Kevin’s roots in the racing game go back to early family life, when his father Dr. Randolph Scheen, raced thoroughbreds at Keeneland and Churchill Downs with trainers Ian Wilkes and Carl Nafzger.
Kevin spent the majority of his career as a racing official, hopscotching across the country working at various tracks in a steward’s capacity. He eventually found a home working in South Florida, and has been the Florida State Steward overseeing Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course (GPW) for the last 15 years. He will begin his FHBPA tenure on June 12.
Kevin currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife Wanda and their 3 children, Natalia (21) Christian (29) and Sergie(13).