Mike McAtee was hired by USA Boxing in June 2016 as the boxing operations director. In December 2016, he was named interim executive director. He was named executive director in June 2017. McAtee’s path to USA Boxing has been a lifelong journey. He started boxing at 12 years old, competing Junior Olympics, Silver Gloves and Golden Gloves. In addition to working for several years as a boxing equipment manufacture, he trained amateur and professional boxers and later competed as a Masters Division boxer. He also ran a gym training Masters boxers and provided boxing fitness classes. McAtee retired from the Lawrence, Kansas, Police Department in June 2016 after 25 years of service as a police detective, including 22 years as a member of the SWAT team. He also trained police recruits in several areas including fitness boxing.