Linda Mays, Executive Director
Linda joined the USO Colorado Family in August 2019. She serves alongside her team of staff and volunteers diligently keeping America’s service members and their families connected through various programs. Primary duties include supporting the command teams, building relationships, understanding the needs, and taking care of the troops.
Prior to relocating to Colorado, Linda served as the Director for the Aggieville Business Association, a small nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the business community, developing city relationships, and stimulating economic development. She also served as a representative for the Military Relations Committee, and as the Chapter Captain for the Fort Riley Red White and Blue team (RWB).
Linda holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and completed coursework in Project Management and Non Profit Fundamentals. Linda is a veteran, a mother of three amazing grownups, one of which is currently serving in the Army. In her spare time, she can be found backpacking with her fur-babies Olaf and Chloe or finding a random road side diner enjoying local cuisine.
Phone: (303) 324-2231
Katie Barley, Center Operations and Programs Manager (Colorado Springs)
Katie Barley has been part of the USO Colorado Family since 2008. Starting as a volunteer and then moving up the ranks as an Administrative Assistant, Program Coordinator, Center Operations Supervisor and now Center Operations and Programs Manager. Growing up in Colorado Springs, as well as coming from a family scattered with Military, she is passionate about giving back and supporting the military community in where she was raised.
While with the USO, Katie has had the opportunity to support many events and programs such as Operation That’s My Dress, Jingle Bell Rock, Summer Concert Series, Celebrity Visits, Sports Camps, Date Nights, and Holiday Events - and even a Presidential Visit! Katie is married with 4 awesome kids. She loves spending time with her family and outdoor activities.