SOUNDERS COMMUNITY TRUST ANNOUNCES INCORPORATION AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Non-profit organization formed to represent community-owners of Seattle Sounders FC 2
SEATTLE, Washington (March 19, 2015) – The Sounders Community Trust (SCT) has announced the incorporation of its non-profit organization by the Corporations and Charities Division of the Secretary of State. The non-profit SCT represents the interests of its members and influence the direction of the Seattle Sounders FC 2 (S2). To facilitate early organizational needs, the SCT has appointed five initial members to its Board of Directors who share a passion and commitment to promoting the development of soccer in the greater Puget Sound region and beyond.
“The Seattle Sounders FC has recognized the importance of fan involvement in the future of the Club and been a pioneer in North American soccer by welcoming 20% ownership of S2 by the community at large,” said Paul Cox, former President of the Seattle Sounders FC Alliance Council. “With the incorporation of the SCT as a non-profit, we will be able to ensure that the voices of our community are represented for years to come.”
Joining the Board are early members who helped develop the SCT from concept to an active, contributing ownership group. The SCT Board members represent the wide landscape of the Seattle Sounders FC supporters and include: Kyle Boyd, manager of deployment of compliance management systems for Compli; Paul Cox, air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration; Angelica Mendoza, Civil Division Analyst with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office; Stephanie Steiner, sales and marketing executive in the natural foods business; and Shawn Wheeler, design engineer at Boeing. Throughout the S2 season, the Board will establish an elections process and continue to search for additional directors from within its membership.
“The founding board members are committed to developing the SCT as an organization driven by our membership,” said Kyle Boyd. “As the season progresses, we will actively work to find additional talented leaders within our community willing to invest in the mission of the SCT. Members bring tremendous expertise and experience, and add to our ability to strengthen community access to soccer.”
In addition to at-large member Steiner, Cox will serve as President, Boyd as Vice-President, Mendoza as Secretary, and Wheeler as Treasurer.
ABOUT THE SOUNDERS COMMUNITY TRUST
The SCT’s mission is to promote the development of soccer by strengthening community access to, and influence in, the sport. The SCT is formed as a charitable, fan and supporter-managed, nonprofit organization that assumes a 20% interest in S2, influences the direction of the club, and supports soccer in the greater Seattle area. Learn more, subscribe to receive updates, or become a member of the SCT, at www.sounderscommunitytrust.org.