Say hello to the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the SF City FC Members Organization, Dominic Perrett! Dominic, a former member of the organization’s board of directors, takes over for outgoing President, Mike Gonos.
Dominic brings a wealth of experience to the job, having served on the 2017 Board of Directors, as well as years of volunteer work with his club back in the UK. “Football has been a passion of mine all of my life.” said Dominic. “In addition to being a lifelong fan of Southampton FC, I also supported and volunteered at my local non-league team (Winchester City) for many years. I loved the spirit and camaraderie of grassroots football, and was always by impressed how football had the power to bring a local community together.”
“Having watched my first SF City FC game in 2015, I was caught up by the same passion and togetherness. Since then it’s been an honor to give some of my time in supporting and developing this great club.”
Mike Gonos, who was recently elected to a fourth term on the board of directors, had this to say about the transition: “We’ve really been hunting for a successor for a while, as I simply didn’t want to go on wearing two hats (board member and CEO). The club is growing every day, and managing the members organization demands a great deal of attention. I’m proud of the work accomplished in helping to get the organization to this point, and I’m very happy that we found the right person to take it to the next level. I’m also really looking forward to being able to devote myself full time to the job of representing the members of the club as part of the board.”
We asked our new Members CEO some questions about how he sees his new position:
Q. What excites you most about the club? SF City FC was built by its fans for the community. As one of only a handful of supporter-owned soccer clubs in the US, SF City FC is really blazing the trail for a new model of sports ownership.
Q. What will be your main priorities? I think everything that we’re doing as a membership organization is driven by three core goals: 1) Increasing our visibility in the City, 2) Increasing our attendance / membership and 3) Maximizing our positive impact on the community. I would love to see as many new faces at the games as possible in 2018, and ensure that SF City is synonymous with community support.
Q. Will you be seeking more volunteer staff this year? Definitely! We’re still working out where we’ll need the support in 2018, but if you’re interested in helping out with the club it would be great if you could sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/ENynopm1JfkR07zH2
2018 looks to be another exciting year of growth and another step forward for the club!