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LOUDOUN, Va. – Loudoun United FC announced on Tuesday the appointment of Doug Raftery as the club’s new Executive Business Officer. Raftery joins the club from the Reno Aces and Greater Nevada Field, where he most recently served as their Chief Operating Officer.
“We are committed to further establishing Loudoun United FC in the Northern Virginia region and deepening our impact within the community,” said Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations for D.C. United. “We are confident that Doug’s introduction as the new Executive Business Officer for our USL affiliate will help us accomplish this goal. His professional background paired with his personal passion for the sport make him the perfect person to lead Loudoun United and deliver a collection of one-of-a-kind events at Segra Field for all to experience and enjoy.”
Raftery joins the club after spending more than a decade in sports as a player, coach, broadcaster, and executive. He was most recently in Nevada with the Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC. After overseeing the Reno Aces’ Corporate Partnerships team for three years, he stepped into the General Manager of Business Operations position for Reno 1868 FC.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join Loudoun United FC. We are looking forward to becoming integrated into our community and building an extraordinary atmosphere at our matches,” Raftery. “The opportunity to bring additional entertainment options to Segra Field for Loudoun County is exciting, and we can’t wait to make Segra Field the place to be.”
The Brick, New Jersey native attended Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where he made 32 appearances for their Varsity Soccer Team from 2008-2011. He went back to his alma mater and served as an assistant for the men’s program from 2014-2015 and then as an assistant for the women’s program in 2016.