The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) announced today that Ryan Murphy will lead the organization as the non-profit’s next Executive Director. Murphy comes to the PCC from the U.S. Department of State, where he has served as Program Officer for the Sports Diplomacy Division since 2009.

The PCC promotes the integrity and fairness of sport by funding the majority of the world’s anti-doping research. The Executive Director oversees 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.

Aside from Murphy’s work administering grants and cooperative agreements, he has also worked to promote people-to-people exchanges through sports diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. Additionally, he brings first-hand anti-doping experience from more than a decade collecting samples as an International Doping Control Officer.

“As an organization, we are thrilled to have found someone with Ryan’s experience who can hit the ground running,” said Jon Coyles, chairperson of the PCC Board of Governors and Vice President of Drug, Health and Safety Programs at the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. “From his work at the Department of State to his efforts as a Doping Control Officer, you can look at what he’s done for sport throughout his career and know that he will further deepen the impact of the PCC.”

“Research paves the way for all of the best practices in anti-doping,” added Dr. Matt Fedoruk, co-chair of the PCC Scientific Advisory Board and Chief Science Officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “We have a duty to protect clean athletes, and we in the field are constantly looking for new ways to do that. Ryan’s knowledge of grant administration and his deep understanding of the sports world showed all of us at the PCC that he is the ideal person to further our mission.”

Murphy said of his new position, “I’ve worked my whole career to share the benefits of sport, and I’m thrilled to leverage that experience to protect clean athletes. From athletes to fans, everyone involved deserves to know the playing field is level. The PCC will continue to do its part to preserve the integrity of athletic contests all over the globe by supporting the world’s best anti-doping research.”

Murphy received his Bachelor’s degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, before obtaining Master’s degrees in Sport and Recreation Management as well as International Sports Law from The University of Sheffield (UK) and Anglia Polytechnic University Sports Law Centre (UK) respectively.

Ryan Murphy will assume his new position on November 1st, 2021.