Board Member, USA, United Bid Committee 2026
CEO/Secretary General of U.S. Soccer Federation
As U.S. Soccer’s CEO/Secretary General since June 15, 2000, Flynn has helped spur U.S. Soccer’s growth into one of the most respected national governing bodies in the country.
In his more than 14 years as the organization’s CEO, Flynn has overhauled U.S. Soccer’s business framework, leading to among other things the development and construction of U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., which opened in June 2003. During the summer of 2003 Flynn served as the Chief Executive Officer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA™. With attendance peaking above 350,000, the tournament was the most financially profitable Women’s World Cup ever.
Flynn’s career path has included both sports marketing and management positions at Anheuser-Busch, as well as more than 19 years of experience within the sport of soccer at World Cup 1994, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
For two years, Flynn served as Executive Director of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, where he was responsible for the organization’s overall management. Prior to joining the Foundation, he played key roles at both World Cup 1994, serving as the Venue Director in Chicago, and at U.S. Soccer, where from 1994 to 1998 he managed the governing body’s day-to-day operations at the Federation headquarters in Chicago.
A graduate from St. Louis University, Flynn was a star defender at SLU from 1973 to 1977, helping the Billikens to an NCAA championship in 1973 and to a runner-up finish in 1974. He is a native St. Louis, MO.