MYS Board of Directors Positions

McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop youth and impart life lessons through the sport of soccer. We take pride in the multiple player pathways and development opportunities we are able to provide for our local community. MYS has established programs that span from recreation to the elite level. Our programs could not be as successful as they are without our highly experienced management and technical staff, our Board of Directors (BOD) for strategic oversight and guidance, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers each year.

One of the many volunteer roles is serving on the MYS BOD. Each director is elected by the membership at a vote held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held this year on June 4, 2019. Directors are typically elected for a two-year term and may serve two consecutive terms. A Nominating Committee comprised of existing directors and at-large members of MYS determines which candidates it believes are best qualified to put on the slate for consideration by the membership at the AGM. We anticipate that there will be at least two Board positions available to fill at this upcoming AGM. More details on MYS governance and the Board, including a list of current Directors is available on the MYS website.

If you are interested in being considered for possible nomination to join the Board in June, or would just like more information about serving on the MYS BOD or one of our Committees, please contact Laura Mattis, MYS Vice Chair at laura.mattis@mcleansoccer.org. Applicants for the Board should submit a brief statement detailing their interest and background no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.

MYS BOD - Slate Nominations

To: McLean Youth Soccer Membership

Date: May 25, 2018

The MYS Board of Directors Nominating Committee is pleased to present the slate of candidates for nomination for election to the Board at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 5th.

The Nominating Committee nominates Susan Mrachek and Michele Reing for election as new Directors for a 2-year term.

  • Susan Mrachek currently serves as the Director of Volunteer Engagement with AARP, a national non-profit organization with 60,000 volunteers who help AARP carry out its mission. Susan has played the sport of soccer from her youth to Division 3 college to present-day where she plays in the Fairfax Women's Soccer Association League. She has over 10 years' experience with MYS as a volunteer coach and parent of three children in the MYS Recreational Program since 2006. Susan brings the following skills to the Board: Communications, Strategic Planning, Digital Marketing, Business Development, and Relationship Building. If elected to serve on the Board, Susan is interested in growing sponsorships, volunteer engagement, and encouraging youth, especially girls, to stay involved in the sport of soccer longer.
  • Michele Reing currently serves as the Corporate Controller with the Carlyle Group and oversees worldwide accounting operations for the firm (about 90 people) with teams in the US, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Brazil. Michele has two children who have played in MYS Recreation, Juniors, and Travel (CCL & ECNL) programs over the past ten years. Michele brings the following skills to the Board: Finance and Accounting, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Active Listening and Problem Solving, and Governance. If elected to serve on the Board, Michele is interested in the strategic vision for MYS, field space, and volunteer onboarding and support.

The following Directors are completing their 2-year term and are eligible to serve again. The Nominating Committee recommends the following candidates for re-election for a 2-year term: Bryan Judd, Michael Kunz, and Laura Mattis

The following Directors are not up for re-election and will continue serving their term on the Board: Whitney Bergendahl, Michael Dalakis, Brian Luwis, Kirk Robertson, and James Socas

We thank Sharon King Donohue and Rich Irons for their service on the MYS Board of Directors. Both Sharon and Rich served two, 2-year terms and are not eligible for re-election. We thank you both for your service and contributions to MYS these past four years.

In closing, we welcome all members to attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting! An announcement with more information about the meeting agenda will be coming soon.

Laura Mattis

Vice Chair

McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer Board of Directors

The MYS Board of Directors is currently comprised of 10 members. The make-up and structure of the board is based on the MYS by-laws and includes representation from most of the major functions within the club including:

  • Recreation and Travel Memberships
  • Fields and Fields Development
  • Finance
  • Outreach and Community Service

Board meetings are open to all members and the general public.

Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting unless appointed by the Board to fill an open position, according to the club by-laws. If you are interested in joining the Board to fill an open position or to be considered at the next Annual General Meeting, please contact the Board's Vice-Chair, who heads the Nominating Committee.

Board Meetings, Notices and Proceedings
MYS Board Members 2018-19

Bios for Board members can be found on the Bio Page.

Chair Kirk Robertson
Vice Chair Laura Mattis
Treasurer Bryan Judd
Director, Recreation Programs Susan Mrachek
Director, Travel Programs Brian Luwis
Michele Reing
Michael Dalakis
At-Large James Socas
At-Large Whitney Bergendahl
At-Large Michael Kunz