HIWU appoints three senior management team members



The Horse Racing Integrity and Welfare Unit (HIWU) has announced three appointments to its leadership team – Ben Mosier as Executive Director, Kate Mittelstadt as Chief Operating Officer and Michelle Pujals as Chief Operating Officer. of general counsel. Mittelstadt and Pujals will report to Mosier.

The Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), in consultation with HIWU, is preparing to submit draft regulations for the Doping and Drug Control (ADMC) Program to the States Federal Trade Commission States for review ahead of the program’s implementation on January 1. , 2023.

Mosier joined Drug Free Sport International (DFSI), the independent law enforcement agency selected by HISA to operate HIWU and administer the ADMC program, in 2010. He most recently served as Vice President of Business Development at DFSI and has overseen anti-doping programs for the National Basketball Association (NBA), the PGA Tour, Major League Baseball’s minor league program and NASCAR. Prior to joining DFSI, Mosier served as National Events Coordinator at the Kansas City Sports Commission.

Mittelstadt most recently served as Director of the IRONMAN Anti-Doping Program, which became the first program run by a non-federated private sports organization to officially sign on to the World Anti-Doping Code. Mittelstadt’s career in anti-doping began in 2000, when she became one of the first employees hired by the US Anti-Doping Agency, and served for six years as director of doping control. During this period, she was responsible for out-of-competition testing at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Since then, she has held various positions with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Association of National Anti-Doping Organizations.

Pujals, who served for more than 20 years as a member of the NBA’s legal department, most recently as vice president and assistant general counsel. During her tenure, she oversaw the development and administration of anti-drug programs for NBA players, coaches, and coaches, and served as a member of the NBA/NBPA Banned Substances Committee and team NBA crisis management. Pujals also oversaw general NBA litigation, internal arbitrations and investigations, and the development of NBA Arena safety standards. Prior to joining HIWU, she was the owner and principal of Tautemo Consulting, LLC, a legal and sports consulting firm.

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