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HISA Names Salooja Operations and Compliance Director

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has named Anjali Salooja director of operations and compliance. Salooja joins HISA from the National Basketball Association where she served as vice president and assistant general counsel.

As director of operations and compliance, Salooja will oversee all compliance systems and procedures for the organization, ensuring HISA remains compliant with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act at all times. Salooja will also provide daily operational and long-term planning support for new initiatives designed to promote equine and jockey health and safety.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome someone of Anjali’s talent and experience to HISA,” said CEO Lisa Lazarus. “Her expertise in leading organizational operations and implementing national safety protocols make her an excellent fit to help us further HISA’s goals.”

Salooja brings more than a decade of valuable experience to HISA. In her most recent role, Salooja oversaw the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program and player health and safety efforts for its affiliate leagues, leading coordination with players, medical advisors, coaches, trainers, and league staff. Prior to that, Salooja practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton and worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.

“I look forward to helping further HISA’s mission by ensuring operational excellence across the growing organization,” said Salooja. “With continued coordination and partnership between the HISA team and racing participants, we can make integrity and safety the top priority in Thoroughbred racing across the country.”                                                                                                                     

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Salooja is an admitted attorney to the New York State Bar Association and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

This press release has been edited for content and style by BloodHorse Staff.

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