Atlanta United VP of Business Operations Ann Rodriguez has resigned from her role at the club, effective at an undetermined date this summer, the club has announced.
Rodriguez will depart after two years serving in her current role at the club. She was influential in helping Atlanta United break MLS records for season ticket sales and home attendance for expansion teams.
“Ann has been a tremendous asset in building and launching Atlanta United,” said Darren Eales, president of Atlanta United. “The significant business success we’ve enjoyed thus far, as well as tremendous supporter interest in the club, is a credit to Ann’s leadership and passion. We wish her all the best as she returns to her home in the northeast and new endeavors.”
Rodriguez is credited with helping establish the team’s brand identity, sales and marketing initiatives and highly successful merchandising efforts.
“We are very pleased with how Atlanta United has launched, on and off the pitch, and Ann has been a very important part of that,” said Arthur Blank, owner of Atlanta United. “We’re grateful for her leadership and efforts to help lay the foundation of success that will continue for a long time.”
Rodriguez, a native of Annapolis, Md. with a degree from Princeton and Stanford, will return to her native northeast for her next endeavor, according to a press release from the club. A national search for her replacement is under way.