January 28, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley is leaving her post at the U.S. Olympic Committee to take a CEO position at Laureus USA.

Fitzgerald Mosley has worked as the USOC's chief of organizational development, but will now spearhead community projects at Laureus, which seeks to use sports to inspire children.

Fitzgerald Mosley won the gold medal in the 100 meter hurdles at the 1984 Olympics. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee's women in sports commission.

Laureus USA is currently in the middle of a three-year funding deal with sponsor Mercedes-Benz worth $10.5 million

Mosley has also worked as chief of sport performance for USA Track and Field, and as regional director for Special Olympics International.

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