Melissa Katz joined USA Hockey in August 2021 as manager of communications.
Katz most recently spent time in the collegiate athletics space as the assistant director of strategic communications with the Mountain West Conference where she served as the day-to-day communications contact for women’s basketball, volleyball, swimming & diving, and tennis, and also as the liaison for community relations initiatives across the conference office. While at the Mountain West, Katz played a key role in developing strategic communications avenues to amplify student-athlete voices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to the Mountain West, Katz spent two years in the Olympic and Paralympic movement with positions in the collegiate partnerships department at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and communications department at USA Swimming.
A South Brunswick, N.J. native, Katz graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism.