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Canterbury Park Holding Corp (CPHC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Curtis Sampson

81 1994 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Randall Sampson

57 1995 President, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Director

David Hansen

58 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Michael Garin

59 2009 Vice President - Non-Gaming Operations, Assistant Secretary

Eric Halstrom

46 2013 Vice President - Racing Operations

Mark Erickson

58 1997 Vice President - Facilities

Mary Fleming

49 2014 Vice President of Human Resources

Michael Hochman

49 2014 Vice President of Card Casino Operations

Patrick Cruzen

68 2002 Independent Director

Burton Dahlberg

82 2004 Independent Director

Carin Offerman

66 1994 Independent Director

Dale Schenian

73 1994 Independent Director

Randy Dehmer

IR Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Curtis Sampson

Mr. Curtis A. Sampson is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation. Mr. Sampson founded and has been the Chairman of the Board of Communications Systems, Inc. (“CSI”), a public company principally engaged in manufacturing and selling products for the telecommunications and data communications industries since 1969, serving as its Chief Executive Officer from inception to June 2007. Mr. Sampson is a Regent of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a member of the Emeritus Board of Advisors of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business. Over the course of his career, Mr. Sampson has served on non-profit boards, telephone industry association boards, private company boards and the following public company boards: Nature Vision, Inc. (2001 to 2009) and Hector Communications Corporation (1990 to 2006). Mr. Sampson is the owner of Sampson Farms (crop farming and a breeder of thoroughbred horses) based in Hector, Minnesota and he is currently, or has been in the past, licensed as a horse owner in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The distinctive perspective Mr. C.A. Sampson brings to the board is his extensive and wide ranging knowledge and experience in business, management and corporate finance gained over more than 40 years leading sizable enterprises, his knowledge of the thoroughbred horse racing industry and, as the Company’s largest shareholder, one that has a substantial stake in the Board’s efforts to build shareholder value.

Randall Sampson

Mr. Randall D. Sampson CPA is President, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Director of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation. Mr. Sampson worked for five years in the audit department of Deloitte & Touche where he earned his CPA certification. He subsequently gained experience as a controller of a private company and, thereafter, served as a Chief Financial Officer of a public company before becoming one of the three co-founders of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation in 1994. From 1987 to 1994, R.D. Sampson also managed Sampson Farms, a breeder of thoroughbred horses located in Hector, Minnesota that is owned by his father, C.A. Sampson, the Company’s Board Chair. Since 1999 Mr. Sampson has been a director of Communications Systems Inc. and currently chairs its Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of its Compensation Committee. Mr. Sampson is also a vice president and director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association of North America. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sampson was a horse owner and active in horse industry associations and advisory boards. As the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sampson brings to the Board deep experience in the horse industry, financial expertise and an in-depth understanding of the Company’s personnel, operations, financial results performance, financial position, challenges and opportunities.

David Hansen

Mr. David C. Hansen is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of Canterbury Park Holding Corp. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Hansen served as Director of Accounting for Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA, one of the nation’s first Racino operations. He served as Controller and later Director of Finance at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, in Red Wing, MN, from 1993 until 2000. Mr. Hansen is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association, and Financial Executives International.

Michael Garin

Mr. Michael J. Garin is Vice President - Non-Gaming Operations, Assistant Secretary of Canterbury Park Holding Corp. Prior thereto, Mr. Garin served as the Vice President of Hospitality since May 1997. He also previously served as President of Canterbury Park Concessions, Inc. from September 1995 to May 1997. From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Garin served as Food & Beverage Supervisor for Little Six, Inc., one of the largest tribal casino operations in the country. Mr. Garin was President of MMR Vending, Inc., a regional vending company, from 1988 to 1992. Prior to 1988, he was a Regional Director at General Mills Restaurant Group overseeing seven restaurants in three states. Since 2007, Mr. Garin has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Restaurant Association.

Eric Halstrom

Mr. Eric A. Halstrom is Vice President - Racing Operations of Canterbury Park Holding Corp., effective October 15, 2013. From 2008 to 2013 Mr. Halstrom served as Vice President and General Manager of Racing for Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated. Prior to his employment with Fair Grounds, Mr. Halstrom served in various capacities at Canterbury Park, including Vice President of Racing from 2005 to 2008. He is a graduate of the of Arizona’s University racetrack industry program.

Mark Erickson

Mr. Mark A. Erickson is Vice President - Facilities of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, Since May 1997. He is serving as the Racetrack’s Director of Facilities since April 1994. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Erickson served as Maintenance Supervisor for the Mall of America, supervising the interior and exterior maintenance for one of the shopping malls in North America. Mr. Erickson was Master Electrician for Canterbury Downs from 1986 to 1992, supervising the installation and maintenance of all electrical equipment.

Mary Fleming

Ms. Mary Fleming is Vice President of Human Resources of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation. Ms. Fleming joined the Company in July 1994 as Human Resources Manager. Later she was promoted to Senior Director of Human Resources and in 2014 she was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. From 1991-1994 Ms. Fleming worked in the Staffing industry for ProStaff Personnel Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Ms. Fleming currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Hochman

Mr. Michael Hochman is Vice President of Card Casino Operations of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation. He joined the Company in March 2000 as a Pit Manager. Later he was promoted to Director of Table Games, Senior Director of Card Casino and in 2014 he was promoted to Vice President of card Casino operations. From 1996-2000 Mr. Hochman was the poker room manager at the Clearwater Casino in Suquamish Washington. Prior to 1996 he worked in Las Vegas as a dealer and floor person for the Sahara and Luxor properties. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance.

Patrick Cruzen

Mr. Patrick R. Cruzen CPA is an Independent Director of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, since 2002. From 1994 to 1996, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Grand Casinos, Inc., then a Minnesota public company engaged in owning and managing casinos, and from 1990 to 1994 he was Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. During the preceding 18 years, Mr. Cruzen was President or served as senior financial or administrative officer for several casinos operating in Las Vegas. Mr. Cruzen previously served on the board of several public companies in gaming and gaming-related industries, including Cash Systems Inc. from 2004 to 2008 and Majestic Star Casino, LLC from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Cruzen gained his CPA certification in 1972 and is the designated financial expert of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Cruzen provides a vital perspective to the Board in discharging its governance responsibilities due to his background as a seasoned manager of casino operations, as a consultant to the gaming industry, and as an executive with a deep understanding of accounting and finance matters.

Burton Dahlberg

Mr. Burton F. Dahlberg is an Independent Director of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, since 2004. Since 2003 he has been an independent commercial real estate consultant. From 1987 to 2002, Mr. Dahlberg was President and Chief Operating Officer of Kraus-Anderson Inc., a national firm engaged in commercial real estate development, construction, building management, finance and insurance brokerage services. From 1968 to 1987, Mr. Dahlberg held other, successively more responsible executive positions with Kraus-Anderson Inc. or one of its subsidiaries. In addition, from 1985 to 2005, Mr. Dahlberg was an owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses and was licensed to race thoroughbreds in Minnesota, Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, and Texas. Mr. Dahlberg also served on the board of the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association from 1988 to 1993, was its Vice President in 1989 and its President during 1990 and 1991. Mr. Dahlberg’s knowledge and experience gained from a 35-year career in commercial real estate construction, management and finance is extremely valuable to the Board’s understanding and oversight of the Company’s maintenance and improvement of its facilities, as well as the Company’s assessment and pursuit of opportunities for developing its unused and underutilized land.

Carin Offerman

Ms. Carin J. Offerman is an Independent Director of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, since 1994. Ms. Offerman is currently engaged in private investment activities and is a principal in Puppy Good Start which provides dog training services. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Offerman was the President of Offerman & Company, a regional investment banking and retail broker-dealer firm, and from 1990 to 1997 was its Executive Vice President. Prior to 1990, Ms. Offerman served in various capacities with Offerman & Company for the preceding six years, including as registered representative and sales retail manager. Ms. Offerman was a member of the board of the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association from 1993 to 1996 and served as its President in 1993 and 1994. Ms. Offerman has been an owner and breeder of both show horses and thoroughbreds, and she has been or is currently licensed as a horse owner in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Since 1991 she has been a member of the Minnesota Racing Commission’s Breeders Fund Advisory Board and its Chair since 2003. As a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, Ms. Offerman brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial experience, knowledge and experience in investment banking and finance, and a deep understanding of the horse industry.

Dale Schenian

Mr. Dale H. Schenian is an Independent Director of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, since 1994. Mr. Schenian currently serves as the Chair of the Board of City Auto Glass Companies, a company he founded in 1990. From 1990 to 2004, Mr. Schenian was its President and Chief Executive Officer, and under his leadership, City Auto Glass grew from a start-up status to an enterprise with facilities in more than 20 locations in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. For approximately 30 years preceding launching City Auto Glass, Mr. Schenian either owned or worked for other companies in the highly competitive auto glass industry. In addition to other leadership roles in other business and community organizations, Mr. Schenian served on the board of Bremer Bank from 1984 to 2009. Mr. Schenian, from 1985 to present, has also been an owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses licensed in Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Iowa and Nebraska. Mr. Schenian’s perspective is that of one whose career has been dedicated to building businesses in a highly competitive service industry, who has a high degree of knowledge about the horse racing industry and, as one of the Company’s largest shareholders, who has a significant stake in the Board’s efforts to build shareholder value.

Randy Dehmer