USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews will take part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Friday, September 30th, at 3pm. The session will be hosted in the r/weightlifting subreddit and was announced earlier this week here.
Andrews was named USAW CEO earlier this year after nearly three years with the organization, notably as Director of Events & Programs. In August, he served as Field of Play Manager at the Rio Olympics.
His career in sports management goes back over a decade and includes work with organizations across several sports and continents.
Andrews’ tenure as CEO has already included a number of important announcements, milestones, and changes for the organization. On June 9th, USAW learned the Olympic Training Center’s (OTC) resident program for weightlifters would be discontinued. Later that same month, CJ Cummings became the first American male to break a weightlifting world record in over 40 years (last accomplished by BarBend contributor Artie Drechsler). And in August, Sarah Robles won bronze in the women’s superheavyweight category in Rio, becoming the first American weightlifter to medal at an Olympics since 2000.
While a Reddit AMA doesn’t obligate Andrews to answer each and every question, it could be a direct way for fans and athletes to get insight into the CEO’s thoughts and plans for the future of USA Weightlifting.
What would you ask USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews? Let us know in the comments below, or better yet, tune into his AMA on Friday at 3pm.
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