Ryan Murphy started as the Executive Director for the Partnership for Clean Competition in November 2021. In this role, Murphy oversees organizational strategy and daily operations – including budgeting, fundraising, business development, grant administration, scientific outreach, and communication with the PCC Board of Governors and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
Prior to joining the Partnership for Clean Competition, Murphy was a Program Officer with the Sports Diplomacy division at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 – 2021. In this role, he directly oversaw the International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI), the division’s annual sports grant competition portfolio. Murphy was also previously the Senior Manager for Sport & Competition globally for Special Olympics International, working there from 2004 – 2009. In this role, he helped to develop sport resources available to the network of coaches and administrators around the world for Special Olympics. Murphy has also worked as an International Doping Control Officer for International Doping Tests & Management, from 2003 – 2015, conducting doping control tests (in-competition and out-of-competition) on athletes throughout the world.
In addition to his work at the PCC, Murphy serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Sports Industry Management Master’s program at Georgetown University. In this role, he has taught Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalization of Sport, as well as served as a Capstone Advisor.
Murphy completed an MA in International Sports Law from Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, England, as well as an MSc in Sport and Recreation Management from The University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England. He is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Kinesiology.
Murphy and his wife, Tricia, live in Reston, Virginia.