Phil O'Hara

Assistant Professor of Practice

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.