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June 13, 2023 | Washington, D.C. | 9am-3pm

The 2023 Playmakers’ Summit featured a series of star-studded plenaries and networking opportunities, that addressed key issues facing soccer and sports-based youth development today.

The Lineup

The World’s Game is Coming to the U.S.: Opportunities Between Now and 2028
  • JT Batson, CEO / Secretary General, U.S. Soccer Federation
  • Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • JoAnn Neale, President & Chief Administrative Officer, Major League Soccer
  • Danielle Slaton, U.S. Soccer Foundation and US Soccer Board Member; Founder, NWSL to the Bay
Growing Equitable Access to the Game
  • JT Batson, CEO / Secretary General, U.S. Soccer Federation
  • Ginny Ehrlich, Chief Revenue Officer, U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Sola Winley, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Major League Soccer
Changing the Face of Soccer in the U.S. to Grow the Game
  • Diego Burato, Futsal MNT
  • Katlin Okamoto, Program Director, Coach-Mentor Training, U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Tony Sanneh, Founder and CEO, The Sanneh Foundation
  • Sammy van den Berg, Senior Manager Social Impact, adidas
  • Evan Whitfield, VP of Equity, Alumni Relations, and Engagement, Chicago Fire FC
  • Luis Rosero, Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
Participant Safety
  • Sinead Farrelly, Midfielder, NY/NJ Gotham FC
  • Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran, Executive Director, The Army of Survivors
  • Mana Shim, Chair, US Soccer Participant Safety Taskforce
  • Sally Yates, Partner, King & Spalding, Former Deputy Attorney General