Dan Courtemanche, MLS
Executive vice president, communications
Courtemanche, one of the original members of the MLS staff prior to the league launching in 1996, oversees all communication that comes from the league office and its commercial arm, Soccer United Marketing. He serves as a close confidant to MLS Commissioner Don Garber — who began his career in PR — and helps shape the league’s messaging via a proactive media outreach strategy. With more than 25 years working in professional soccer in the U.S., his near-encyclopedic knowledge about the history of the game in North America is invaluable to the growing league.
— Ian Thomas