The Nashville MLS expansion club has hired WILL ALEXANDER as its CRO. Alexander, who currently is a Managing Dir of Business Development at private equity firm Hall Capital, was a co-Founder of the MLS2Nashville committee that launched in ’16 to try to get the city an expansion club and has been involved in its bid process since. Alexander will begin his role Saturday and will report to Nashville MLS CEO IAN AYRE. Nashville is expected to join MLS in ’20 (Ian Thomas, THE DAILY).
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