USA Hockey has announced a multi-year contract extension for Pat Kelleher, who has been executive director of the organization since June of 2017.
“Pat’s steady leadership, including through the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been a key reason for the continued strength of our organization,” said Mike Trimboli, president of USA Hockey. “His roots in the sport are deep and he brings a unique perspective, background and skill set that we’re extremely fortunate to have in guiding the organization.
Kelleher has been a champion in advancement on multiple fronts during his tenure as executive director, highlighted by concentrated efforts on growth, diversity and inclusion, and overall safety of the game.
“I’m honored to continue to lead USA Hockey and am appreciative of the confidence shown in me by Mike and our Board,” said Kelleher. “A special thanks to the thousands of grassroots volunteers who provide the foundation for hockey in communities all across the country, as well as to our incredible USA Hockey staff members, and our partners who help our sport continue to reach new heights.”
Kelleher serves as chair of the National Governing Bodies Council, which comprises the leadership of the 50 NGBs in the Olympic/Paralympic movement. He is also a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Marketing Committee and was previously co-chair of the NHL’s Youth Hockey Inclusion Committee.
Kelleher is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee and also serves on the Colorado Springs World Arena Board of Directors.