Glen Berman has served as Executive Director of the FHBPA since 2016.
He was introduced to the racetrack at an early age by his dad. They visited racetracks from Chicago to the East Coast and all the way down to Florida. Family vacations also included stops at stallion farms in Lexington, Ky. Berman kept the family tradition by doing the same with his two daughters.
In 2003, he started Get in the Picture Stable with trainer Mike Campbell. The claiming partnership was successful for several years. Its first claim and first start winner, Teller Line, won eight races for the partnership. Lil Tree set a track record that still stands at Arlington Park. No Tolerance won a Grade III at Hawthorne Racecourse. Berman says the signature moment for him as an owner was No Tolerance going wire-to-wire in the 2006 Carey Memorial with Campbell’s son Jesse as the jockey.
Berman served as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association for six years before coming to Florida to lead the FHBPA.
Berman received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
He maintains his law and pharmacy licenses in Illinois and is Authorized House Counsel in Florida for the FHBPA.
Berman’s primary goal is to protect and advance the interests of South Florida horsemen, focusing on contracts and legislation that affect their businesses and the racing industry.