Chris Ho, a 27-year marketing executive who worked with Oaklawn as digital director of CJRW in Little Rock, has joined Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs as vice president of marketing.
He joins the thoroughbred track, casino and hotel after five years with the Little Rock agency, where he was a vice president and member of the board of directors.
A Marion High School graduate who attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ho started his career as a graphic designer and web developer in 1995, according to a news release from Oaklawn. He joined the ad agency industry in 2005 and has worked heavily in tourism, hospitality, auto and RV sales, and many other specialties.
Once an interactive designer at the Sells/Clark firm and interactive director for the Allison Agency in Little Rock, Ho was a key CJRW partner with Oaklawn, a longtime client. Previous jobs include account management at Mass Enthusiasm, which was eventually acquired by Gary Lay’s GWL Advertising. Ho went from GWL to CJRW in September 2017.