Phil O’Hara joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program in the Spring of 2020. Phil, an RTIP alum, is incredibly well-versed in all areas of racing and brings a wealth of knowledge to the students.
O’Hara has operated his own firm, P T O’Hara, Jr. Services, Inc. since 2012, primarily providing project management and advisory services. He formerly was a partner in Meyocks & O’Hara Racing Enterprises, Inc., served as President and CEO of Equibase Company LLC as well as Executive Vice President, Pari-Mutuel Operations for Penn National Gaming, Inc.
O’Hara is currently teaching RTIP students a variety of Racing Administration and Management classes including: Intro and Advanced Racing Laws and Enforcement; Racing Department Organization and Administration; Racetrack Organization, Structure and Financial Management; and Racetrack Business Strategies and Global Perspectives and the Joe Hirsch Speaker Forum.
“I’m really excited to have returned to the RTIP where my dreams of a career in the racing industry began. I look forward to assisting the next generation of racing’s leaders pursue theirs,” said O’Hara.