CEO, USA Weightlifting
Phil Andrews was appointed chief executive officer of USA Weightlifting in April 2016 and is responsible for overseeing strategy and operations of the organization. He also serves as interim director general of the International Weightlifting Federation. Originally appointed as director of programs and events for USAW, he oversaw the events, outreach and high-performance support functions of the national governing body. During his tenure at USAW, Andrews has helped to transform the sport, overseeing a transformation of its culture in the United States and abroad, with U.S. membership having almost trebled since he began. Andrews restructured operations and governance of USAW; supported significant reform internationally especially in the area of anti-doping; hosted three International Weightlifting Federation World Championship events; created the first independent ethics and judicial process and oversaw the best high-performance results in 60 years. He has overseen a significant increase in funds for the organization through sponsorship and revenue generation. He is a member of the Visit Salt Lake Advisory Board, the director general and treasurer of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation and is vice president of the Ibero-American Weightlifting Federation. He also sits on the USOPC’s National Governing Body Council, and the NGB Leadership Liaison group to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.