COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 14, 2019)
Long-time Olympic sports administrator Bob Gambardella has been hired by USA Shooting for the role of Chief Operations Officer. Gambardella will begin his duties with America’s Shooting Team beginning June 3.
The organization conducted an exhaustive search for the position that included several good candidates. A seasoned executive, Gambardella was chosen based on his vast knowledge and experience with the U.S. Olympic Committee, Olympic and Paralympic sports management, international diplomacy and high-performance development. His selection was a unanimous decision among USA Shooting leadership and coaching staff.
Gambardella moves to USA Shooting after having served as a senior sports consultant for global advisory firm Burson Cohn and Wolfe for the past two years, helping guide critical high-performance and governance initiatives for India’s Olympic Committee as well as the International Lacrosse Federation.
“Bob brings a wealth of experience, energy and drive and I am excited he is joining our team,” said USA Shooting CEO Keith Enlow. “Additionally, he is a big fan of our sport, is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, loves the outdoors, and has a passion for helping athletes and sports organizations achieve maximum potential.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the USA Shooting staff,” Gambardella states. “It's great to be part of a team that is focused on taking the organization to the next level. I’m impressed with the amount of passion, coupled with sport expertise, that my colleagues possess. Being part of a program that is clearly destined to move in the right direction and set the standard toward sustained competitive excellence is exciting.
“I am confident that vision of 'where we’re going’ and our mission of ‘how we’re going to get there’ will undoubtedly set us down the road