Soccer News: USL PRO’s Sacramento Republic FC Hires Vice President Of Corporate Partnerships
With eyes on joining the MLS’ Commissioner Don Garber vision for expansion, Sacramento’s USL PRO team, Sacramento Republic FC is preparing for a strong Fall 2014 season.
While Garber wants to expand the MLS to 24 franchises by 2020 – all part of a strategy to make MLS one of the world’s best soccer leagues by 2022 – Sacramento Republic is focused on success today and developing a strong and loyal fan local base. With a great new website encouraging potential season ticket holders to secure their seats and announcing Tryout Dates for players who think they have what it takes, Sacramento’s USL PRO team is organized and ambitious.
Looking to have a crowded 2014 season and to rally the people of Sacramento, Sacramento Republic FC has hired Brent Sasaki as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. Sasaki comes to Republic FC after working for the Sacramento Kings.
As VP of Corporate Partnerships, Sasaki will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the corporate partnership department and ensuring maximum sales volumes, efficiency and profitability.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Brent join the Sacramento Republic FC family and to have added such a high caliber, professional and caring person to our talented team” said Warren Smith the team’s President. “Brent has exceptional relationships with the business community who frankly love him and this ability to grow long lasting valuable relationships is exactly the type of person we are looking for in all of our people.”
Prior to joining Republic FC, Sasaki was the Director of Business Development for Corporate Partnerships for the Sacramento Kings, directing the corporate partnerships business development team and managed strategy and implementation of all partner marketing efforts. The UC Davis graduate also served as the Regional Marketing Manager for Glaceau Vitaminwater, coordinating all local and national partnerships in the Northern California region. Furthermore, he worked in the partnership marketing department for Visa USA, in addition to overseeing Visa’s Berkeley Greek Theatre and San Francisco Giants sponsorships.
For more information about Sacramento Republic FC, employment opportunities or for details about season ticket deposits for the inaugural 2014 season, visit SacRepublicFC.com. Supporters can also keep up with the club on Facebook or Twitter @SacRepublic.
Did you know? Sacramento Republic Football Club is a United Soccer Leagues (USL) Professional team beginning its inaugural season in 2014. In addition, supporter events, soccer clinics and player appearances will be scheduled leading up to the 2014 inaugural season.
In December 2012, USL representatives announced that it had awarded an expansion USL PRO franchise to Sacramento, California with the team commencing participation in the 2014 season. Warren Smith, founder of Sacramento Republic FC, will lead the franchise.
The Sacramento Republic FC name and shield was announced in July 2013 to over 14,000 fans during Sacramento Soccer Day. For updates, follow the team on Twitter at @SacRepublic, “Like” them on Facebook or visit SacRepublicFC.com.