Pat Kelleher

Pat Kelleher

Executive Director, USA Hockey

Pat Kelleher took over as executive director of USA Hockey and The USA Hockey Foundation in June 2017 and has led significant advancements on multiple fronts, including player safety, diversity and inclusion, information technology, and fundraising. Under his leadership, USA Hockey is recognized as one of the most influential and innovative organizations in amateur sports and has reached record heights in participation. Kelleher helped start a new department at USA Hockey in 2008 focused on increasing participation across the country, particularly at the entry level. In 2011, Kelleher took on added responsibilities overseeing The USA Hockey Foundation and championed efforts that resulted in donations to the Foundation’s Circle of Champions increasing five‐fold over a five‐year span. Prior to coming to USA Hockey, Kelleher was recruited to help launch Serving the American Rinks (STAR) in April 2000 and served as its chief operating office through June 2008. A joint initiative of USA Hockey and U.S. Figure Skating and housed at USA Hockey’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, STAR (now called United States Ice Rink Association) is a nonprofit membership organization focused on advancing the ice rink industry through world‐class education and training programs.