First African-American woman named chief executive of major national U.S. soccer body
Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, who spent seven years as the national executive director of the Los Angeles-based American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, has been named the American Youth Soccer Organization’s new National Executive Director. She is the first African-American woman to be named chief executive of a major national U.S. soccer body.
“I am honored to become associated with AYSO’s 50-year tradition of providing fun, safe and inclusive soccer for children of all ages and abilities,” said Hedgpeth in accepting the new assignment. “ I look forward to working with the dedicated coaches, referees, volunteers, staff and parents in expanding its excellent programs for players across the U.S. and the Caribbean, as AYSO celebrates the start of its next 50 years of great soccer.”