The Chicago Red Stars announced the first members of what the team called "its groundbreaking ownership group."
According to a press release, "the Chicago owners' group is [composed] of homegrown fans and believers in the power of possibility that the team represents."
Spearheaded by founding and majority owner Arnim Whisler and his family, the group consists of former Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije, Olympic gold medalist and Blackhawks development coach Kendall Coyne Schofield, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning sports journalist Sarah Spain, music executive Colleen Mares, NFL marketing leader Julie Haddon and local entrepreneur Marie Tillman, in addition to prominent Chicago families, media executives and other distinguished businesspeople.
Also joining the club are NFL offensive guard Michael Schofield; Impossible Foods marketing executive Jessie Becker; and prominent current and former Chicagoans in business, technology and communications. Those executives include Brian Walsh, Kevin Willer, David M. Zapata, Jordan Levin, Abel Lezcano and Michael Raimondi. They join founding owners Whisler, Dean Egerter and Steve Ritchie.
For more information, visit www.chicagoredstars.com/why-i-believe .