Eric Jackson

General Manager and Board Member

Oaklawn Jockey Club

Hot Springs

Age: 63

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson has been general manager of Oaklawn since 1987 and a member of its board of directors since 1994. In May 2009, he oversaw the completion of a $40 million 52,000-SF gambling floor addition. Jackson was a leader in the advent of simulcast racing, which now represents 80 percent of horse race wages in North America. He is the president of Southwest Catering and RaceTech. Jackson joined Oaklawn as director of operations in 1978. He graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in business and economics.