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**NEW**
Community Relations Committee

Loudoun Soccer seeks diverse, connected community leaders to join our Community Relations Committee.  

The Loudoun Soccer Community Relations Committee is a newly formed body that will define membership constituencies and key stakeholders (e.g., recreation/travel players and families; adult league players; Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Loudoun county Parks, Recreation and Community Services; etc.), engage in the on-going identification and assessment of their needs, broadly share information about the benefits of the Club and Club initiatives, and encourage greater involvement and transparency across all levels of membership to help drive the future of the Club. 

All nominees will be invited to attend a virtual orientation meeting for the Committee to provide a brief introduction and hear more from the Loudoun Soccer Board of Directors about the Committee's objectives, schedule, and charter.

If you are interested in contributing your time and talent to help Loudoun Soccer, please fill out the Community Relations Committee Candidate Nomination Form  and submit it to [email protected]. The deadline for submitting a nomination form is April 8.


We thank you for your interest and for your support of Loudoun Soccer.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS


The Loudoun Soccer Board holds a monthly meeting generally on the first Monday of every month. The meeting consists of two parts; 1) an open session, and 2) the executive session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently being held virtually.


Board meetings are open to Loudoun Soccer Club members. Please see this document for rules for club member input at meetings.


PositionName/Email
President
Rob Russell
Vice President/Director of FundraisingMichael Fay
TreasurerAllen Sayles
SecretaryJohn Warner
At-Large DirectorNeal Thurman
At-Large DirectorGreg Breads
At-Large DirectorKim Barnes
At-Large DirectorTim Hardy 


Rob Russell

President

Email: [email protected]



Rob has been associated with Loudoun Soccer since 2007, when he began coaching his oldest daughter’s Mini Soccer team. He coached Mini and Recreation teams for 10 seasons before his youngest daughter’s skills outgrew his coaching ability. He grew up playing the game, competing at the travel level on teams in Huntsville, Alabama and Prince William County, Virginia.

A member of the Loudoun Soccer Board since 2012, Rob currently serves as Vice President, and sits on the Field and Facilities and Communications and Marketing committees. Professionally, he leads Federal Government Strategy and Marketing efforts for Thomson Reuters’ Legal business unit. He attended the College of William and Mary, where he earned a B.A. in History and an M.B.A. in Marketing. Rob, his wife Samantha, and their two daughters live in downtown Leesburg. 

Allen Sayles

Treasurer

Email:  [email protected]


Allen grew up playing Soccer and is still active today as a volunteer in several capacities at Loudoun Soccer. He has been participating with Loudoun Soccer for the past 9 years as a Rec Coach, Travel Team Manager and Assistant Coach, as well as serving on our Columbus Day Tournament Committee and Loudoun Soccer Park Advisory Committee. He has 3 kids that all play soccer which makes for very busy weekends.

Allen currently serves as the Secretary for the Loudoun Soccer Board. He also works for a large Software, Consulting, and Server company as an Executive. He as a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. degree in Software/Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He and his family live in Hamilton, Virginia and have been in Loudoun County since 1997. Allen also has a USSF Coaching license. 

 

Neal Thurman

At-Large Director

Email: [email protected]

 

Neal grew up playing soccer outside of Philadelphia in the 70s and 80s.  After stops in Baltimore, DC, Atlanta and Alexandria that all included multiple competitive men’s and co-ed soccer teams he and his wife Liz moved to Leesburg in 2009 and then within Loudoun to Ashburn in 2014.  Neal stays active in the game by playing on a Loudoun Soccer adult league team, managing the Premier League section of Rotoworld.com (a division of NBC Sports), and starting to teach the game to his two-year-old son Charlie who already does a solid job of kicking a size one ball in motion.

Between playing, watching, and writing about soccer, Neal has been on the founding teams of two successful start-up federal services firms – Customer Value Partners and Black Turtle Services.  With Black Turtle Services, his current endeavor, he serves as CIO and VP of Corporate Development as well as sitting on the Board of Directors.  Neal holds a BA in Psychology and Political Economy from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. 

John Warner

Secretary

Email:  [email protected]

 

John has been involved with Loudoun Soccer for the past 14 years as a parent, coach, team manager and volunteer. His children have participated in the Recreation Program, the Travel Soccer Program and as volunteers with Top Soccer. He currently has two children participating with Loudoun Soccer.

The past two years, John has served on the Loudoun Soccer Board as the Director of Fundraising. He currently works for a software company that services the non-profit sector and has over 25 years experience as a CPA, consultant, and software executive focused on the non-profit industry. Past volunteer activities include fundraising and event planning for other large area non-profits.

John graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Accounting and has lived in Loudoun since 2000. 

Michael Fay

Vice President/Director of Fundraising

Email:  [email protected]

 


Greg Breads

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]

Greg is a life-long fan of the game and continues to play in adult leagues through Loudoun Soccer and other local organizations. Growing up in Silver Spring, MD, he primarily played for the Montgomery Soccer Club (MSC) in NCSL, with whom he won both the state and regional futsal cups, finishing second at nationals.

While earning his BS in mechanical engineering at UMBC he served as President/Vice President of the UMBC Club Soccer team. In his professional life, Greg is the CEO of DIRAK, Inc., the North American branch of a global industrial hardware manufacturer and continued his education by earning his MBA from UMGC. He joined the Loudoun Soccer Board of directors in early 2021 and hopes to further develop the community engagement of the organization.



Kim Barnes

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]

Kim has volunteered with Loudoun Soccer for the past 3 years as a Team Administrator (currently 09B Black, previously 06B Silver and 09B Silver), and has been a part of Loudoun Soccer since 2015 . She has never played or coached soccer but has an athletic background having been a competitive cheerleader and gymnast, state ranked track and cross-country runner (high school and college), and collegiate cheerleading coach.  

Kim has lived in Loudoun County for 16 years, currently residing in Leesburg. She’s married to Steve Barnes and they have 2 sons who play for Loudoun Soccer, Charlie (GK 06B Black) and Asher (GK 09B Black).  

Kim graduated from Strayer University (MBA – Human Resources Management) and Bluefield State College (BS - Marketing and AA – Political Science) and is the Corporate Marketing Director for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) handling marketing and advertising activities for Dulles International and Reagan National Airports.  



Tim Hardy

At-Large Director
Email: [email protected]

Tim is a native of NOVA and grew up playing soccer for Loudoun Soccer rival Herndon Youth Soccer. He has been active with Loudoun Soccer since 2011 serving in a variety of roles, often overlapping, to include Rec Coach, Travel Coach, Travel Team Treasurer and Rec All-Star Coach. Tim has a USSF Coaching license and has three kids that play for Loudoun so you can usually find him on a field or on the road to a field.

Professionally, Tim runs the day-to-day operations of Level Up, a federal services firm he co-founded in 2010. He attended James Madison University, graduating with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a BS in Accounting. 



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Phone: 703-777-9977
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