MLS: a fourth woman obtains the presidency of a team


The Chicago Fire announced the hiring of Ishwara Glassman Chrein as club president on Thursday.

The woman, who has nearly 20 years of managerial experience, will be responsible for the business operations of the Major League Soccer team. She also became the fourth lady to secure a chairperson position in a Garber Circuit roster.

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« I am delighted to join the Fire at such an important time in the club’s history, » Glassman Chrein said in a statement. I’m fortunate to find myself with a team that has an owner who loves Chicago, cares deeply about the players and staff, and is fully invested in building a successful team on the soccer fields and on the pitch. ‘outside. »

Glassman Chrein will officially begin his tenure with the Fire on June 1. Previously, she was the Head of Sports Partnerships at Yahoo Sports / Verizon Media.

“In Ishwara, we have found a dynamic and experienced cadre to lead our business operations,” said Fire owner Joe Mansueto. She is a passionate and enthusiastic leader. It has a proven track record in building businesses and increasing income. We believe she can dramatically expand our fan base and be a strong ambassador for our club. ”

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