The Edward Jones Dean's Speaker Series brings together more than 1,200 area business leaders, policymakers, academics and students annually to discuss leading issues facing business in the 21st century.
Thursday, October 6 - 7:30 a.m.
Bringing MLS to the Lou
Featuring Carolyn Kindle, President & CEO of St. Louis CITY SC and President of Enterprise Holdings Foundation
St. Louis has long been a soccer city, but bringing Major League Soccer to the Lou was no easy task. After a long and winding road, soccer fans and proud St. Louisans alike rejoiced in August 2019 when MLS announced the city would be home to the league’s 28th franchise. Carolyn Kindle, longtime president of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, successfully led the ownership group with deep roots in St. Louis business, philanthropy and soccer to land the city’s first professional Major League Soccer team in August 2019.
Join the Chaifetz School on October 6 to hear Carolyn Kindle share how she led the group of St. Louis entrepreneurs and philanthropists to bring professional soccer to St. Louis. Kindle will discuss opportunities the club is creating for the region and how St. Louis CITY SC is positioning itself to become one of the league’s premier organizations – on and off the field.
About the Speaker
Carolyn Kindle is the first female President & CEO of an MLS Club, St. Louis CITY SC. Having led the majority female-owned ownership group throughout the bid process and following the expansion team being awarded in August 2019, Carolyn Kindle Betz officially assumed the top role at STL CITY on August 20, 2019. As President & CEO, Kindle oversees all operational and business aspects of St. Louis’ new MLS team, including the construction of its stadium district, North America’s largest urban sports campus, which includes the team’s stadium, training facility and pitches, corporate headquarters, and development academy. In addition to leading STL CITY, Kindle maintains her current role as President of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the charitable arm of Enterprise Holdings Inc. She is also a board member of St. Louis Sports Commission and Gateway Arch Park Foundation.