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Edward Jones Dean's Speaker Series - Carolyn Kindle

Thursday, 06 October, 2022

Bringing MLS to the Lou

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 a group of St. Louis entrepreneurs and philanthropists to 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. 

About the Event

The event begins with a free networking breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Shanahan Atrium of Cook Hall. The presentation begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Anheuser Busch Auditorium. 

Complimentary parking is available in the University's  Laclede Garage (3642 Laclede Ave.) for non-SLU guests. Please keep the parking ticket received upon entry to the garage. An exit pass will be provided to you at the event's registration table. 

Presenting Sponsor

Edward Jones