Oakland Roots SC has announced that Lindsay Barenz will become the club’s new President. Barenz joins the organization after being President of Business Operations for the Washington Spirit in the NWSL. She brings a diverse track record of experience in men’s and women’s professional soccer at both the club and league level, law, union organizing, and entrepreneurship.
“I’m incredibly excited to join Oakland Roots Sports Club and help them in their mission to build the leading, Purpose-driven sports team in the United States,” said Barenz. “I believe strongly in the club’s vision of how a sports organization should be built and I’m excited about the opportunity to work in a wonderful city like Oakland. I can’t wait to get started.”
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Lindsay to the club,” said Aldrich. “Not only does she bring experience at the highest level of the game in this country, but she is someone who has consistently chosen to lead with purpose throughout her career. Her shared passion for our vision for Oakland was apparent from the first time we met, and she will further elevate the club on and off the field.”
Barenz will begin her new position on January 18th, succeeding Interim President Steven Aldrich, who will train his focus on his role as Club Chair.