Development Council members are ambassadors increasing access, resources, and engagement to accelerate the development of world-class players & coaches to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.

A special thank you to the Chicago Development Council members for truly changing lives, developing a sport and inspiring a nation.
Learn more here about how U.S. Soccer, along with the Development Councils in the Bay Area, Chicago and New York, are impacting soccer in the United States. If you are interested in joining the NYC Development Council, please contact Mary Teeter, U.S. Soccer’s Director of Development, at


  • Ivaldo Basso; Grosvenor Capital Management L.P.

  • Chuck Chejfec; Katten Muchin Rosenman

  • Dean Egerter; Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

  • Jenny Kim Giblin; Ticketmaster

  • Chris Girgenti; Pritzker Group Venture Capital

  • J C Groon; LinkedIn

  • Mark Holroyd; City Capital Ventures

  • Mark Kaufman; Athletico Physical Therapy

  • Chris Keogh; Goldman Sachs

  • Gregg Latterman; Aware Records

  • Jeff Malehorn; World Business Chicago

  • Jill Matesic; Charles Schwab

  • Walt Melcher; Transamerica Retirement Solutions

  • Katherine Minarik; Cleverbridge

  • Eric Nordness; Hickory Street Capital

  • Bill Starshak; Goldberg Kohn LTD

  • Greg Watson; Sabbatical Year

  • Kevin Willer; Chicago Ventures