Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Donna Shalala on U.S. Soccer Board of Directors
July 30th, 2008 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Donna Shalala, who served eight years as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton and is currently the President of the University of Miami, is the third Independent Director named to the U.S. Soccer Federation's Board of Directors. The three Independent Director positions were created at U.S. Soccer's 2006 Annual General Meeting when the organization's Board of Directors was reduced from 40 to 15.

Longtime Goldman Sachs Group partner, Carlos Cordeiro, and California Speaker Fabian Núñez are the other Independent Directors on the Board.

Shalala, who in June 2008, was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Bush, has been the President of the University of Miami for more than seven years.

"I am delighted to be joining the Board during such an exciting time for U.S. Soccer," Shalala said. "I have watched soccer grow in this country into a magnificent opportunity for our young people to participate at every level."

The Washington Post described her as "one of the most successful government managers of modern times."

From 1977-80, Shalala served in the Carter administration as Assistant Secretary for Public Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Lebanese immigrant parents, Shalala received her A.B. degree in history from Western College for Women and her Ph.D. degree from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. After graduating from Western College for Women, Shalala became of one the country's first Peace Corp Volunteers, serving in Iran from 1962 to 1964.

U.S. Soccer Board of Directors
President Sunil K. Gulati
Executive Vice President Mike Edwards
Immediate Past President (non-voting) Robert Contiguglia
Athlete Representatives Amanda Cromwell, Jon McCullough, Peter Vermes
Pro Council Representatives Don Garber, Kevin Payne
Adult Council Representatives Brooks McCormick, Jim Hamilton
Youth Council Representatives Larry Monaco, Mike McDaniel
At Large Representative Francisco Marcos
Independent Director Carlos Cordeiro
Independent Director Fabian Núñez
Independent Director Donna E. Shalala
CEO/Secretary General (non-voting) Dan Flynn

 

 

 

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez    
"We didn't talk about spirituality. We talked about dollars and cents, and where it could get ...
ICYMI | MLS: Form counts for nothing; Wondo gets 100    
Do not ever think of betting money on MLS as form counts for nothing as evidenced ...
U.S. Abroad: Bornstein adds new chapter to legend    
Jonathan Bornstein is writing one of the great stories in the history of Americans abroad. No ...
NWSL Weekend: Chicago pulls ahead    
The Chicago Red Stars opened up a four-point leads in the NWSL when it won their ...
Julian Green called in for U-23s at Toulon Tournament    
Julian Green, who played for the USA at the 2014 World Cup, has been called in ...
Road to Vancouver: Ticas take three U.S. collegians    
Penn State's Rachel Rodriguez and Shirley Cruz of UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up Paris St. Germain ...
Road to Vancouver: Mexico takes 14 U.S. players    
Mexico will take 14 players who were born or raised in the United States, including late ...
What They're Saying: Robbie Keane    
"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel ...
What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini    
"He was determined to take the penalty. There was no way I could refuse him." -- ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives