Feb 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Katie Woods, Tournament Director
NBC World Series
Katie Woods is the tournament director for the National Baseball Congress World Series, becoming the ninth director dating back to 1935, as well as the first woman to hold that position.
Prior to joining the NBC, Katie spent 13 years in Minor League Baseball as an innovative and celebrated minor league executive, serving as the Assistant General Manager of both the Lancaster JetHawks and Everett AquaSox, and most recently the Director of Marketing & Community Engagement for the Wichita Wind Surge.
Katie has been honored as Female Executive of the Year three times in MiLB, twice in the Northwest League with Everett (2013 & 2015), and once in the California League with Lancaster (2019). She was instrumental in the execution of the 2013 NWL All-Star Game events and operations and has consulted on business operations for teams around the country.
In her current role, Katie leads all aspects of the NBC World Series, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2024, including team selection, tournament operations, budget, schedule, promotions, merchandise, and marketing.
A native of Bellingham, Washington, Katie graduated from California State University Northridge, and now lives in Wichita with her husband and two daughters.