2024 U.S. Soccer Vice Presidential Nominee - Michael Cullina
Mike Cullina’s career in soccer spans nearly 35 years with wide-ranging business and technical experience as a board member, league director, club executive director, club technical director, club director of coaching, A-licensed coach, grassroots coaching education instructor and referee. He currently serves as a Youth Council Representative on U.S. Soccer’s Board of Directors. Previously, he served a two-year term as the At-Large Representative. Cullina is a trusted voice for U.S. Soccer leadership, having been appointed to nine different committees and working groups over the past four years. Among those in active service are the Referee Committee (chairperson), Yates Implementation Committee (vice chair), Technical Development Committee, and Diversity in Coaching Working Group.
Cullina has been US Club Soccer’s CEO since 2021. Prior to that, he was elected to US Club Soccer’s Board of Directors since 2015 and unanimously appointed Chairperson in 2018.
Before serving the game on a national scale, Cullina gained valuable club, league and event management and leadership experience as Executive Director of Prince William Soccer Club and Virginia Development Academy, and as President of the Virginia Premier Soccer League.
Cullina got his start in the sport coaching collegiately as head men’s and women’s coach at Ottawa University and head women’s coach at Graceland University. After that, he held positions as Director of Coaching and technical director of multiple organizations in Nebraska, Ohio and Virginia, including DOC and Director of Player Development for the Nebraska State Soccer Association.