Amy Cardwell appointed USA Softball of Kentucky Commissioner

Jan. 12, 2018, 3 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY - USA Softball, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization and the National Governing Body of Softball in the U.S., announced today that Amy Cardwell (Bowling Green, Ky.) will take over as Commissioner for USA Softball of Kentucky, beginning immediately, following the passing of long-time USA Softball Commissioner Jim Voyles.


"It's an honor and a privilege to be selected to represent Kentucky,” said Cardwell. "Our hearts are still broken with the passing of our dear friend, Jim Voyles, but we intend to honor him and his dedication to this organization by working hard to move Kentucky forward and create a strong organization."


A USA Softball National Council member since 2014, Cardwell previously served under former USA Softball of Kentucky Commissioner Jim Voyles as the Assistant Commissioner and Player Representative. Cardwell has been involved with a variety of tasks such as hosting the USA Softball 14-Under and 10-Under Girls’ Fast Pitch National Championships. Additionally, Cardwell brings expertise from other areas as she holds the position of Sports Sales Director for the Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau where she plays a part in the recruitment of major sporting events.


Cardwell attended Western Kentucky University and received her bachelor’s degree before earning her Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration with a concentration in Facility and Event Management.  She can be reached at or by phone at (270) 799-6195.


About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,