HISA Appoints Bethany Erb To Director of Public Affairs

Bethany ErbCourtesy of Bethany Erb

With over 18 years experience in government affairs and stakeholder engagement, Bethany Erb has been appointed to serve as Director of Public Affairs at the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), the organization announced via press release Monday.

In the position, Erb will manage HISA's engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. and around the country, which includes representatives from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as the various advocacy groups inside and outside of the industry. Erb's prior positions include within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, and the Land Trust Alliance as well as two appointments to the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council.

“I deeply respect the important work HISA is doing to protect equine athletes, jockeys, and the future of the sport,” said Erb. “Horses and equestrian sports have been an integral part of my life since childhood and I am excited to be part of this organization and help further its mission.”

HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus praised the appointment of Erb, calling her experience with large-scale and local advocacy groups an 'excellent choice' for the position.

“Bethany's experience on Capitol Hill and with leading national-level and grassroots advocacy efforts make her an excellent choice for this role; we are confident that her skills will be invaluable in advancing HISA's mission. She shares HISA's core values and unwavering commitment to the advancement of Thoroughbred racing, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

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