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Guilfoil Leaving Kentucky Horse Racing Commission For HISA Post

Marc Guilfoil

Marc Guilfoil, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, has joined the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) as director of State Racing Commission Relations.

In the role, Guilfoil will direct outreach to and collaboration with state racing commissions on the implementation of HISA's Racetrack Safety and Anti-Doping and Medication Control Programs.

Tom DiPasquale, a HISA consultant, has been performing in the role on an interim basis and will continue to do so until July 15 to facilitate a smooth transition.

“Marc is a respected leader in the racing industry with years of state racing commission experience, and I trust that his expertise, relationships and professionalism will serve HISA well as we continue to work closely with state racing commissions to implement the new federal law,” said HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus. “I also want to thank Tom DiPasquale for his incredible work over the last several months as HISA has prepared to go into full effect this summer; he has been an invaluable contributor to HISA's implementation plan.”

“I want to thank the governor and the state of Kentucky for the opportunity to serve the state as executive director,” said Guilfoil. “It's been both an honor and a privilege. I am looking forward to helping HISA achieve national uniform safety and integrity standards.”

Guilfoil began his work at the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in 1988 and was promoted to executive director in 2016. He had previously served as the commission's director of racing and as deputy executive director of the commission.

Guilfoil is a Kentucky native and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in agriculture.

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