Director, Program Services
Phone: (719) 538-1120
Katie Holmgren has served as the Director of Program Services since November 2018. She oversees the program services team, which works with local affiliate and youth association leadership to provide volunteer support, help coordinate existing and create new growth programs, association resources via Club Excellence, educational opportunities and initiatives to develop youth hockey participation. Her team works strategically with NHL counterparts on all growth initiatives including the NHL’s Learn To Play program. In addition, her team coordinates adult hockey events and works with USA Hockey’s adult council to provide adult league administrator support, as well as create growth and retention initiatives.
Holmgren was hired in September 2010 as the first-ever Coordinator of Adult Women’s Hockey and was promoted in December of 2014 to Manager of Adult Hockey. Under the adult department, Holmgren served as the team leader for 5 U.S. Women's National University Teams since 2011.
Holmgren is a native of New Hope, Minnesota and studied Sport Management at Iowa State University, where she played 4 years of ACHA hockey, serving as the team’s captain for 2 years. Before joining USA Hockey, Katie spent time working in professional baseball and hockey. She is a level 4 hockey coach and has been coaching at Lewis Palmer High School in Monument, CO since 2017.