SAN DIEGO – San Diego Loyal SC announced on Thursday that Shannon Mac Millan has been promoted to the club’s Vice President of Community Relations. The former United States Women’s National Team player, who has been part of the club since its launch on June 19, 2019, will continue to serve as SD Loyal’s Senior Advisor and Lead Analyst on broadcast through the 2021 season.
“I’ve been side-by-side with Shannon since the start of this club and no one else handles a job with such grace, especially being pulled in so many different directions,” said SD Loyal Interim President Ricardo Campos. “We are so fortunate and grateful to have her on our executive team and we know that our club’s values will continue to come to light with her leading the charge.”
Mac Millan will be responsible for overseeing the entire community relations department – which will bring the club’s mission and values to life – and will lead the charge in fostering relationships with community organizations and youth soccer clubs within the region. The club currently is connecting with the community through community initiative programs. As a familiar face to many in the sport and city, the former player brings invaluable experience and a natural ability to connect with others as she was a highly successful member of the USA women's national team for 12 years before being inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2016.
“I am beyond excited to embrace this role and help SD Loyal as it continues to grow and invest in our community,” said Mac Millan. “A huge thank you to Ricardo Campos and Andrew Vassiliadis (Chairman) for the opportunity to continue to give back through this incredible game.”