In his new role, the Philadelphia Soccer Hall of Famer oversees all aspects of youth soccer operation and development in Eastern Pennsylvania.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Chris' stature take charge of our organization as chief executive officer," said EPYSA president Bob McDade. "His many years of experience in the soccer community at the national and local levels will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen and expand the game of soccer in Pennsylvania."
Branscome served as vice president and director of sales and marketing with the indoor Philadelphia Kixx. He also served as the general manager for the NPSL's Chicago Power and director of operations for the outdoor American Professional Soccer League.
Prior to joining U.S. Youth Soccer, Branscome worked in athletic administration at St. Joseph's University and Towson University.
Branscome is a Pennsylvania native, having attended Villanova University. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.