Cindy Parlow Cone, President, U.S. Soccer
Cindy Parlow Cone is first female President of U.S. Soccer, the second sitting National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee and the first to hold the position who played for a senior U.S. National Team. She is also one of only seven female federation presidents across FIFA’s 211 member associations (as of March 15, 2022). While leading the Federation back to programming through the COVID-19 global pandemic, Cone’s priorities included focusing on improving U.S. Soccer’s efforts to take meaningful action in the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging space, bringing commercial rights back in house, team building, and leading efforts to grow the game in all its forms. In May 2022, under Cone’s leadership, U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Men and Women’s National Team Unions agreed to terms on historic, first-of-their-kind collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that achieved equal pay through identical economic terms, setting the global standard moving forward in international soccer.