President and CEO
After serving as Executive Director of US Lacrosse since the organization's inception in 1998, Steve's official title changed to President and CEO in 2008. As such, he serves as the chief staff executive and reports to the organization's national Board of Directors, which sets organizational policy and strategic direction. Steve is also the chief staff executive for the US Lacrosse Foundation, an independent non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, the mission of which is to provide greater financial resources to support US Lacrosse operations. Prior to his current position, Steve served as Executive Director of the Lacrosse Foundation from 1984 until the organization merged with seven other national bodies to form US Lacrosse. A native of Baltimore, Steve began playing lacrosse at St. Paul's School before attending the University of North Carolina, where he received his undergraduate degree in journalism. He was a member of two national championship teams at UNC in 1981 and 1982. Steve completed his playing career at the Mt. Washington Club in 1990.
VP, Finance & Administration
A member of the US Lacrosse staff since 2000, Cara has been responsible for the management of many various departments at US Lacrosse during her tenure. With her primary focus in finance, she serves as the organization's CFO. Cara has a Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, and has over 20 years of accounting and financial management experience working for companies within the retailing and manufacturing industries prior to joining US Lacrosse.
Ann Kitt Carpenetti
VP, Lacrosse Operations
A member of the US Lacrosse staff since 2004, Ann assumed the position of Vice President of Lacrosse Operations in 2014 after serving previously as Managing Director of Games Administration and before that, as the Women's Division Director. As VP of Lacrosse Operations, she serves as a member of US Lacrosse’s senior leadership team and is responsible for providing strategic leadership to US Lacrosse's men's and women's game structures, National Team program, Health & Safety initiatives, Education and Training and Sport Development programs. Prior to joining US Lacrosse, Ann served as a director of government affairs for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Washington, D.C. A former high school lacrosse player from Oceanside, N.Y., and collegiately at the University of Buffalo, she has also been a local women's lacrosse official since 1998.
VP, Brand Marketing & Membership
Mark joined US Lacrosse in April 2014. He is responsible for the leadership of the Marketing Communications, Membership and Member Relations Teams. Prior to joining US Lacrosse, Mark was the Vice President of Marketing and Member Experience at AAA Western and Central New York. Mark has held brand leadership positions for Levi’s, Jockey and FYE.
VP, Philanthropy & Partnerships
Susie brings 18 years of fundraising experience to US Lacrosse and the US Lacrosse Foundation, most recently serving as Executive Vice President at Innovative Wellness Solutions, a provider of worksite health programs, and Vice President of USI, a financial services firm. She has also worked in development leadership positions at both Washington (Md.) College and Cabrini (Pa.) College. Originally from New York, Susie is a graduate of Washington College, where she played varsity lacrosse.