USA Field Hockey announced Steven Locke has been named Executive Director. Locke brings more than 20 years of executive management experience to the national governing body. He will begin his duties on 4 January 2023.
'Steve Locke brings a proven record of success as the Executive Director of USA Triathlon and USA Water Ski,' said Jim Johnson, Chair of the USA Field Hockey Boards of Directors. 'We are eager to work with him to implement his energetic and ambitious plan for the growth of USA Field Hockey.'
Locke joins USA Field Hockey after serving as Executive Director of USA Water Ski since November 2007. He directed all operations of the nine discipline sports, improved organizational profitability and instituted several new membership programs.
Locke also served as the chief executive officer for USA Triathlon for 12 years between 1991 and 2004. He led growth initiatives that increased membership from 9,000 to 53,000; grew the organization from an annual budget of $300,000 to $6 million; initiated new sponsorship relationships resulting in millions of dollars of budget relief over a 12-year span; and created a reserve fund of $2 million through generated profits.
He has served on the Board of Directors for USA Triathlon, USA Taekwondo, and the United States Olympic Committee.
The USA Field Hockey Board of Directors was unanimous in their selection of Locke as the Association's next Executive Director. The Search Committee, chaired by Jen Averill, consisted of Board members Billie Ahluwalia, Jim Johnson, Kate Kinnear, and Martha Jordan.
'This is an exciting time for USA Field Hockey,' said Heather Lewis, Interim Chief Operating Office for USA Field Hockey. 'I look forward to the leadership and creativity Steve will bring to this position.'
Source: USA Field Hockey