Chris Ward

Partnership Manager, Chicago

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Chris joined PCA in January 2020 as the Partnership Manager in Chicago where he is responsible for prospecting, developing and closing partnership opportunities throughout the state of Illinois.

Chris is currently on track to receive his Master's degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern University in spring 2020. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Elmhurst College in 2014.

For the last three and a half years, Chris spent his time in the youth sports industry as a club director of a competitive soccer club in the western suburbs of Chicago. In that time he oversaw all marketing, club events, tournaments, and recreational programming, as well as coaching competitive level youth teams. He has also been playing soccer for over 20 years at the recreational, competitive, travel, high school, and collegiate levels— he also still plays in adult leagues during the week. Additionally, he dedicates time to working with Drive Goalkeeping helping youth goalkeepers. Coaching has been a huge part of his life for years!

Outside of PCA, Chris enjoys being active. He is still happy to be coaching competitive club-level soccer teams part-time. At home, Chris owns an adorable cock-a-poo named Bella and enjoys spending time with friends and all that Chicago has to offer.

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