The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games are proud to announce Kathy Carter as Chief Executive Officer to lead the successful planning and execution of the 2028 Games. As CEO, Carter will report to LA28 Chairperson Casey Wasserman and oversee efforts to ensure the LA28 Games deliver an incredible legacy for athletes, Los Angeles and global sports.
A sports business veteran, Carter joined LA28 in October 2018 as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Properties, LLC. As LA28’s CEO, Carter will expand her focus to include Games delivery, impact and business operations.
“Kathy is one of the most naturally gifted leaders in the game and has already made a tremendous impact successfully driving LA28’s commercial business,” said LA28 Chairperson Casey Wasserman. “There is no better partner for the Olympic and Paralympic movement than Kathy and I am thrilled she is stepping into the CEO role. We are very fortunate to have her on our team.”
Since joining LA28, Carter has overseen LA28’s founding partnerships and led a first-of-its-kind partnership with NBCUniversal to give brands elevated opportunity around the Games. Under Carter’s leadership, LA28 also announced a groundbreaking global hospitality program in collaboration with On Location, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, Paris 2024 and Milano-Cortina 2026.
“I’m honored and humbled and more energized than ever to co-create a Games that will unite us as a local and global community while celebrating the beauty of our differences,” said LA28 Chief Executive Officer Kathy Carter. “The LA28 Games present an incomparable opportunity to showcase what’s good in the world and what’s great about the Los Angeles community. I’m inspired to be part of the tremendous progress the LA28 Games are sure to create.”
Before joining LA28, Carter was a founding member of Major League Soccer, spending a cumulative 20 years at MLS and Soccer United Marketing, including the last eight years as president. Previously she held positions with AEG in Los Angeles and served as manager of partnership marketing for the organizing committee behind the 1994 FIFA World Cup.