Stefanie Fee, Billy King, and Stephen Martin round out USA Field Hockey’s Board of Directors with field hockey, business and legal experience

Three new faces join the 12-member USA Field Hockey Board of Directors, along with five re-elected directors.

The board held their annual meeting on Dec. 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new directors were announced by USA Field Hockey on Dec. 22.

Stefanie Fee, Billy King, and Stephen Martin are serving their first four-year term.

Fee is new to the board but not a new face to field hockey. She has an extensive background in the sport.

She played at Duke University prior to her 6-year stint as an athlete on the U.S. Women’s National team. She holds a seat on the board as an Athlete Director. She earned her degree in psychology and opened PowerHouse Field Hockey Club.

Fee contributed to winning fifth-place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, gold at the 2015 Pan American Games, and she participated in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups in The Netherlands and England, according to USA Field Hockey. Fee most recently coached the U.S. 0-60 Women’s Masters Team at the 2022 World Masters Hockey World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa in the fall.

Fee replaced outgoing board member, Olympic teammate Melissa Gonzalez. Gonzalez served for one year. In that time, she became head coach at Yale, which is why she stepped away from her role.

King, who fills an at-large slot, has “extensive professional and athletic” experience that spans “more than three decades,” USA Field Hockey reports. He was an acting assistant coach of the Indiana Pacers for four seasons before heading to Philadelphia, where he worked in the front office in 1998 for the Philadelphia 76ers. He served as president and general manager before leaving the organization in 2007.

He also worked for the New Jersey (later Brooklyn) Nets, where he was the general manager from 2010 to 2016. USA Field Hockey noted that King “increased team average gate receipts 100 percent, planned and designed the new practice site and offices in Brooklyn, and established community initiatives in Brooklyn with athletes.”

King, a dad of an avid field hockey player, is also a Duke grad. His business prowess includes co-hosting a WIP morning radio talk show, providing NBA analysis through Turner Sports, and working as president of both ReachTV and Elfus Sports Management. He’s currently a senior partner at Modern Executive solutions, where he leads and builds relationships that involve business development in sports, media, and entertainment, researches and writes contracts, agreements, and proposals.

Martin, an at-large member, has “extensive legal, compliance and governance experience,” according to USA Field Hockey.

He began his legal career almost 30 years ago in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Missouri. He moved to the United States Attorney’s Office in 1997, where he assisted the United States Attorney.

A field hockey dad, whose daughter is committed to the University of Michigan, Martin works professionally for Skillsoft Corp as the Senior Vice President of Legal Compliance. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Political Science from the from the University of Denver, he completed three advanced degrees including A Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law, Master of Law from Georgetown University Law Center, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver.

Martin is a member of the Bar in Colorado, Missouri and District of Columbia.

Michael Barminski, Cathy Bessant, Dan Friedberg, William Holt and Chip Rogers were also re-elected to serve another four-year term.

The board of directors is 12 members consisting of a chair of the board, amateur sports association representative, three at-large directors, two athlete representatives, coach representative, three independent directors and an umpire representative.

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