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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States, announced the appointment of Charles Marshall as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Kevin Payne, Charles “Cully” Stimson, and David Sutphen were also elected as officers, at the Board’s March meeting.
“We are extremely enthusiastic about the energy the new officers will bring to the Board of Directors,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “Each officer brings leadership, passion and a unique expertise that will aid the Foundation in its work using soccer as a vehicle for youth development and social change.”
Alan Rothenberg, a Founder of the organization, as well as the outgoing Chairman and a Lifetime Director said, “The U.S. Soccer Foundation is proud to have these individuals serve as officers on the Board. As a growing organization, with great initiatives in place and on the horizon, having a strong team is imperative to success.”
Charles Marshall, who previously served as the Foundation’s Secretary and Treasurer, assumes the role of Chairman as the Foundation begins an aggressive effort to increase opportunities for children growing up in underserved communities to enjoy the many health and social benefits derived through soccer. A former President of the Oregon Youth Soccer Association, Marshall has been actively involved in the soccer community for 35 years. Marshall has an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from Oberlin College. Marshall lives in Beaverton, OR where he is a management consultant and managing partner of Warehousing Enterprises, LLC.
Kevin Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer of D.C. United, will continue to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Payne is deeply entrenched in the soccer community having previously worked as the Director of Marketing for the U.S. Soccer Federation and created the first ownership group for D.C. United.
Charles “Cully” Stimson will assume the role of Treasurer. Stimson is a decorated military veteran who continues to serve as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) reservist in the Navy. Stimson is also an expert in military law, criminal law, military commissions and detention policy at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Prior to working in law, Stimson was Vice President for the Washington branch of Marsh McLennan’s Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions division.
David Sutphen, Managing Partner for Brunswick’s Washington, D.C. office, will assume the role of Secretary. Through his previous professional experience, Sutphen has helped companies build and progress their social responsibility initiatives. Sutphen is committed to social and corporate responsibility and has most recently been recognized as a leader making a difference in society by TheRoot.com.
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States. Established in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has invested more than $57 million in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports programs and field building projects that provide underserved youth in urban communities with opportunities that promote positive behavior, healthy lifestyles, self-confidence and positive alternatives to drugs, crime and other at-risk behaviors.
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