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US Soccer Name JT Batson New CEO

US Soccer Name JT Batson New CEO

American Entrepreneur, JT Batson has been named as the new chief executive officer and secretary general of US Soccer.

Batson succeeds outgoing CEO Will Wilson with immediate effect and will be working out of the U.S. Soccer headquarters in Chicago.

The 40-year-old’s tie to soccer dates back to a young age, having played the game in Augusta, Georgia while growing up where he’s been a referee, coach and recruiter, later helping to run his club, the Augusta Arsenal.

Batson come’s to US Soccer from Hudson MX, a company he founded in 2016 that focuses on workflow and financial software for the advertising ecosystem.

He has previous work with US Soccer, having played a part in the creation of the U.S. Soccer development fund, which raises money to support the development of world-class athletes and officials while inspiring others towards the sport.

Commenting on the appointment, Batson, said: “It’s an honor and a big responsibility to take on this position with U.S. Soccer, and I’m really looking forward to working with Cindy [Parlow Cone, U.S. Soccer president], our board, our senior leadership, our players, coaches and referees, and all of our employees, partners and membership across the American soccer landscape.”

“I’m a big believer in the power of teamwork and collaboration, and during this historic time for soccer in the USA, that will be vitally important as we continue to drive the federation forward to even greater heights,” he said.

U.S. Soccer president, Cindy Parlow Cone, added: “JT is uniquely qualified for this position as a person who has vast experience working with large, complex organisations as well as an understanding of the intricate working of modern business.”

“He also has a passion or soccer born out of playing and growing up in a generation that saw a massive growth of the sport in the United States.

“His energy, leadership, creative thinking and personal connection to seeing U.S. Soccer and the sport thrive will be a huge positive for the future of our federation overall,” she said.

The new appointment follows US Soccer’s broadcast deal the Turner Sports and HBO that will see the network carry 20 US national team matches per year.

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