Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Carter promoted to SUM president
by Paul Kennedy, December 13th, 2010 6:57PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[BUSINESS WATCH] Kathy Carter has been named president of Soccer United Marketing, Major League's marketing arm that oversees the commercial activities of most of the important soccer properties in the United States,

Carter, who most recently served as Executive Vice President, will manage the day-to day operations of SUM, replaces Doug Quinn, who left SUM last summer to become president of FC Dallas.

In her new role, Carter will oversee all commercial activity -- sponsorship, licensing and advertising sales -- for the organization in the United States and Canada.

“Kathy is incredibly passionate about the sport and has been deeply committed to our many properties, partners and affiliates,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “She has been a major contributor to our commercial strategy and is dedicated to ensuring our partners derive great value through their association with us. I am confident that she will excel in this new role and help take MLS and soccer in North America to even greater heights.”
 
In addition to Major League Soccer, SUM is responsible for all sales and servicing for some of the premier soccer properties in the United States, including U.S. Soccer national teams, the Mexican national team, Chivas Guadalajara and many Concacaf events.
 
SUM works with three television networks and has its own soccer advertising network, MLS Digital Properties.
 
“The business of soccer in the United States has never been stronger than it is today,” said Carter. “I see it as a privilege and an honor to work in the sport that I am so passionate about. Soccer has made so much progress in North America over the past decade and I can’t wait to be a part of its growth in the future.”
 
Carter, who played soccer at the College of William and Mary, is in her second stint with MLS/SUM. She was a member of the league office staff when MLS kicked off in 1996.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Funniest Coach Clip of the Year     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Far too often we see grown men wearing fancy suits throwing ...
Top two in East square off    
[MLS Week 24: Three Games to Watch] A week after Real Salt Lake beat Seattle, 2-1, ...
Tim Leiweke's five biggest MLS moves    
[MAKING A LIST] Tim Leiweke will go down as the man who made MLS think big. ...
Chivas USA sends Rosales to 'Caps for Reo-Coker    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Mauro Rosales is on the move again. After only nine months with Chivas USA, ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up, so it's time to make plans for your ...
Johnson assists on Europa League winner    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Fabian Johnson made his competitive debut with Borussia Moenchengladbach, serving up the winning goal ...
The Whistle adds KickTV to offerings    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Whistle Sports Network, which launched on YouTube in January, has reached ...
Tim Howard will take year off from national team    
[USA MEN] Ahead of Jurgen Klinsmann's first roster announcement since the World Cup, star goalkeeper Tim ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I don't think I can say what he said without being fined, but there were some ...
Irving steps down as Wilmington head coach    
[USL PRO] David Irving, the face of the Wilmington Hammerheads for 15 years, is stepping down ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives