The United States Trotting Association is reporting that Mike Gulotta, owner and operator of Deo Volente Farms, has been named to a 14-members transition team established to guide in New Jersey Gov.-elect Chris Christie on topics related to gaming, sports and entertainment.
Gulotta is the only horseracing representative -- of any breed -- selected to serve on the committee, which is chaired by Jon Hanson, chairman and founder of the Hampshire Real Estate Companies and the former chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
“I think this is a substantial vote of confidence by the Governor-elect, in terms of his interest in the racing industry,” said Gulotta. “(In the campaign) he did commit to a vibrant and competitive New Jersey racing industry, and I believe this is evidence of that commitment.”
The committee members come from all aspects of sports, entertainment and gaming, and include: Joseph Corbo, Jr., vice president and general counsel of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa; Carole Hedinger, former acting executive director of the New Jersey Lottery; Mark Juliano, CEO of Trump Entertainment; Bob Mulcahy, former athletic director at Rutgers University; and Finn Wentworth, founder of YES Network and former CEO/COO of Yankeenets. (USTA)