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Colorado Referee Committee nominates new Board of Directors and fills key administrative committee positions

For Immediate Release

Colorado Referee Committee nominates new Board of Directors and fills key administrative committee positions at special meeting

Greenwood Village, Colo., (January 13, 2016) – The Colorado Referee Committee, the administrative body, and non-profit corporation for Colorado soccer referees, held a special meeting of the membership of the Colorado Referee Committee on January 4, where seven new Directors were elected to serve the non-profit corporation. The Directors were interviewed and nominated by a committee which included Mike Edwards, the Executive Vice President of US Soccer. The positions are effective January 30, 2016.

Aldo DelPiccolo, Chair (non-voting role)
Harold Thurman
Miguel Urbina
John Bissell
Adam Mueller
Larry Smith 
Bradley Shannon
Charlie Shub

“Colorado Soccer is pleased with the number of applicants for these positions, and even more pleased with the enthusiasm that these individuals are bringing to the Colorado Referee Committee and the Colorado Referee Program,” says Jeff Ruebel, President, Colorado Soccer Association. “There is a universal desire to improve the game experience for soccer referees, from education, to the opportunity to advance. We know this Board will be able to make a real impact on the game of soccer in Colorado on behalf of soccer referees.” 

In addition to new Directors, formal administrative positions mandated by US Soccer were also filled at the meeting. 

Administrative Positions
State Referee Administrator – Neal Faussett
State Youth Referee Administrator – Kira Chaffee
Director of Instruction – Denise Duran
Director of Assignment – Younes Marrakchi
Director of Mentorship – Ben Chouaf 
Director of Assessment – Eric Bryan
Disciplinary Matters – Flint Whitlock, J. Kirk McGill, Tom Widera

“This is a talented group of referees who have the interests of referees at heart,” says Nate Shotts, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Soccer Association. “They have indicated they want to build a strong community of referees and we have no doubt that they will accomplish that goal.”

About the Colorado Soccer Association
The Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) is a non-profit educational and service organization that oversees Colorado soccer. Providing benefits for players and members, CSA hopes to advance the game with critical infrastructure while promoting sportsmanship and fair play in a safe and enjoyable environment. 

For more information, contact Michelle Tripp, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Colorado Soccer Association at

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