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Global Feb 10, 2020

U.S. Soccer nominates Juan Uro as Independent Director

CHICAGO – In advance of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has nominated Juan Uro, a Partner at Ernst & Young, to fill the vacant Independent Director seat on the Board for a three-year term.

“We’re very pleased to nominate Juan as the newest member of our Board of Directors,” U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro said. “Juan has a proven record of helping world-class organizations reach their highest potential, and his expertise will help guide our Federation in our next era of growth.”

Uro is based in New York where he serves as a Partner at Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. In this role, he advises CEOs, Boards, CFOs and other C-suite executives on strategy, corporate finance, operations issues. Uro has deep expertise in areas around corporate strategy, growth strategy, capital allocation, operating model, operational improvement, governance and organizational design.

Prior to joining EY, he served as Executive Vice President, League Finance & Global Strategy at the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he led the League Finance department as well as the Global Strategy department.

Uro also served as Partner at McKinsey & Company and during his time there helped numerous Fortune 100 companies develop and implement top management strategy, finance, and operations best practices. He has over 20 years of management consulting experience with companies across many sectors (media, financial services, consumer products and healthcare) and geographies (North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America).

Before his tenure at McKinsey & Company, Uro served as an economic advisor at Argentina’s Ministry of Economy. He graduated from Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de la Plata with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics. He also earned a Master’s in Finance at Argentina’s Universidad Torcuato di Tella before earning an MBA in Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

The Independent Director nomination will be presented for approval to the National Council on Feb. 15 during the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. If approved, Uro would join Lisa Carnoy, whose term expires in 2021 and Patti Hart in filling all three Independent Directors positions on the Board.