William W. Thomason, Jr.

William W. Thomason, Jr.

Inducted: 2017

BS in Accounting, 1977
MBA, 1978

William W. “Bill” Thomason, Jr. serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keeneland, the seventh individual to hold that position. Thomason’s long career in the thoroughbred industry began at Lexington’s Mill Ridge Farm, where he worked for 28 years as Financial and Administrative Manager.

Thomason’s active involvement in the thoroughbred industry includes being a member of The Jockey Club, a Trustee of the American Horse Council, and a board member of numerous racing organizations. He is also a board member of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation, University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Council, Central Bank Advisory Board and the Kentucky Chamber.

Thomason earned both his BS in accounting and his MBA at the University of Kentucky. He began his career at the accounting firm of Alexander Grant & Co.

Click here for Mr. Thomason's video from the 2017 Hall of Fame event.