Emily Hewitt Joins USA Team Handball As Administrative Manager & SafeSport Coordinator

Jan. 07, 2020, 9 a.m. (ET)


Hewitt previously served in the Strategy & Business Consulting department of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the organization's internal consulting arm.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Team Handball today announced the hiring of Emily Hewitt as the organization’s new administrative manager and SafeSport coordinator.

“We are incredibly excited for Emily to come aboard and make a big impact right away” said USA Team Handball chief executive officer Barry Siff.

“Emily brings a valuable perspective to our staff through her experiences and skill set, and we feel very lucky to have her contributing to USA Team Handball’s mission and goals moving forward. Our small organization is growing fast and making steady progress, and Emily’s addition to the team is a big part of this progress.”

Hewitt previously served as a Strategy & Business Consulting Analyst for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As part of  the USOPC’s internal consulting arm, Hewitt worked on interdepartmental projects, focusing primarily on process improvement, project and change management, and strategic planning.

"I am excited to join USA Team Handball and grow the sport of handball in the United States,” Hewitt said. “Handball is a dynamic, physical sport, which I am sure will capture American interest, and I'm thrilled to bring my expertise to the organization in our pursuit of competitive excellence in the lead-up to the 2028 Olympic Games.”

Prior to joining the Olympic Movement, Hewitt worked for the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and Fireworks Sports Marketing. She earned a master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Middlebury College.

As USA Team Handball’s administrative manager, Hewitt will provide support in the areas of governance, finance and logistics. She will also lead compliance efforts related to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the U.S. Center for SafeSport and other key stakeholders.

About USA Team Handball: USA Team Handball (USATH) is the U.S. National Governing Body for the Olympic discipline of Team Handball, and is responsible for the development of grassroots programs, preparation of national teams for international competition - including the Pan American and Olympic Games - as well as the day-to-day oversight of the sport of team handball in the United States. The mission of USATH is to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of team handball at all levels domestically, and to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win medals in international and Olympic competition. USATH is a member of the International Handball Federation, the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation, and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Media Contact: Melissa Zhang | (508) 768-5649 | Melissa.Zhang@usateamhandball.org