Ed Foster-Simeon

Ed Foster-SimeonEd Foster-Simeon

President and CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation

Named president and chief executive officer of U.S. Soccer Foundation in May 2008, Foster-Simeon has more than two decades of experience at the local, state and national levels of soccer in the United States.

A champion of soccer as a vehicle for youth development and social change, Foster-Simeon has been an active member of the Foundation’s board of directors since 2004 where he served on several key committees, including the Executive Committee. At the grassroots level, he is a former vice president of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association and past president of Prince William Soccer, Inc.

Prior to joining the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Foster-Simeon served as deputy managing editor for USA TODAY where he was responsible for Washington political and foreign news operations. During his 15 years at USA TODAY, Foster-Simeon oversaw the opening of the newspaper’s Beijing Bureau and organized and executed the newspaper’s coverage and logistics for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, board of directors of the Campaign to End Obesity (CEO), and a member of the Scaling What Works Advisory Group at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) A. U.S. Navy veteran, Foster-Simeon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, University College. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.