Dave Ogrean was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee board of directors and began serving in December 2010.
Ogrean, who began his second stint as executive director of USA Hockey in 2005 (first from 1993-99), has been associated with the Olympic Movement for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in sport administration, fundraising, marketing, media and the Paralympic sport of sled hockey, which he oversees in his present role at USA Hockey.
Ogrean serves on several boards and committees, including the Olympic Bid Working Group, USOC Strategic Planning Committee, Paralympic Advisory Committee, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, USOC National Governing Bodies Council and the Colorado Springs World Arena board of directors. In 2009, Ogrean was a member of the USOC CEO Search Committee, which ultimately recommended current USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in January 2010. In addition, he serves on the El Pomar Foundation Pikes Peak Regional Council and is a member of the board of directors for the U.S. Olympic Museum project.
Prior to his current term with USA Hockey, Ogrean served as executive director for USA Football (2002-05), president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (2000-02), and deputy executive director of marketing for the USOC (1999-2000). He also held roles at the College Football Association and ESPN. In addition, he has been involved in 10 Olympic Games (eight winter, two summer), seven U.S. Olympic Festivals and two Pan American Games.
Ogrean has been recognized as one of the Top 50 People of Power and Influence by The Hockey News every year since 2006 and was among the Sporting News’ Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports when the publication did such rankings in the 1990s.
Ogrean received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his master’s from Boston University. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Maryellen.