January 15, 2014
The Partnership for Clean Competition today announced the hiring of Michael Pearlmutter as executive director. In his role, Pearlmutter will oversee organizational strategy and daily operations – including budgeting, fundraising, business development, grant administration, scientific outreach and communication with the PCC board of directors and scientific advisory board.
“The PCC is committed to preserving the integrity and fairness of sport through the support and enhancement of independent scientific research, and Michael’s leadership will ensure that our operations are driven toward that mission,” said Rana Dershowitz, chairperson of the PCC board of governors and general counsel at the United States Olympic Committee. “I am confident he will build on the work of our former executive director, Charlene Boudreau, as the PCC enters a new period of expansion and deepening impact.”
“All of the PCC partner organizations recognize the value of innovation and the role that independent scientific research plays in advancing our collective capability to both detect and deter the use of dangerous performance-enhancing drugs in sport,” said Dr. Larry Bowers, chair of the PCC scientific advisory board and chief science officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “We look forward to working with Michael as we continue the important work of advancing scientific discovery for the benefit of clean athletes and the integrity of sport.”
Pearlmutter joins the PCC from the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), where he was instrumental in providing strategic vision and guidance for future community leaders for more than two years. He brings extensive entrepreneurial and management experience in both business and politics, having served in a number of senior roles for non-profit organizations and consulting firms, as well as for-profit organizations – including, Solutia, Inc., where he successfully developed financial and strategic models for new product lines and medical technology.
“I am honored to be a part of the PCC,” said Pearlmutter “The organization has played an instrumental role in supporting independent scientific research aimed at maintaining integrity in sport and that impact will only grow over the next few years. I am looking forward to leading the PCC through this next phase in our growth.”
Pearlmutter received his bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from the United States Naval Academy and his master’s in business administration from Babson College.
Pearlmutter assumed his new position on Jan. 2 and will be based in Colorado Springs, Colo.
PCC was founded in 2008 by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. PCC strives to protect the integrity of sport and public health by engaging and supporting the world’s top scientists and innovators in high-quality anti-doping research and development, and aspires to demonstrate the value of science, collaboration and innovation related to doping control in sport and ensuring the benefits of sport participation worldwide. For more information, visit cleancompetition.org.