Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Friday the appointment of Andréa Carter to the company’s board of directors. She has been appointed as a Class II Director and her term will expire at the 2025 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the company. Her appointment brings the CDI Board of Directors to nine members.
Alex Rankin, Chairman of the Board of Directors for CDI, said: “It is a distinct honor to welcome Andréa Carter as the newest member to the Board. She brings with her a wealth of experience building world-class talent functions within successful companies and will undoubtedly make a meaningful and long-lasting impact on CDI as we continue to evolve.”
Carter holds over 20 years of experience in the field of human resources across multiple industries and major organizations and is currently serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Global Payments in Atlanta.
Prior to joining Global Payments, in 2017, she was Chief HR Officer for Habitat for Humanity and has held various executive HR roles at Ralph Lauren, Newell Rubbermaid, and The Home Depot. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Tennessee State University and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Council Class of 2022.
Carter has been recognized with a number of distinctions and awards in recent years including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business; Atlanta Magazine’s Women Making a Mark; Savoy Magazine’s Power 300 Most Influential Black Executives; Women’s Inc.’s Most Influential Women Execs in Corporate America; and is a 2021 recipient of the UNCF MASKED award (Mankind Assisting Student Kindle Educational Dreams).
“I have devoted my life professionally to helping others realize their greatness. I look forward to applying my experience and my passion toward the continued success of an iconic brand like the Kentucky Derby and the ongoing growth of this great company,” Carter stated.