The Maryland Soccer Foundation is overseen by a dedicated Board of Directors composed of prominent community members. Each of these members brings expertise and extensive knowledge to help the Maryland Soccer Foundation continue to grow and impact the community.
Brent Hanson, President:
Brent Hanson is currently the President of the Board of Directors; he has been a member of the Board since 2008. Hanson brings 35 years of experience in management and consulting to the MSF Board. Mr. Hanson was formerly Treasurer of the Maryland Soccer Foundation. Hanson previously served as Vice President of First Consulting Group, a leading provider of information technology consulting and operational improvement services to the healthcare industry. . As a long-standing member of FCG’s Board and Management Committee, Hanson was involved in the growth of the firm from its inception to its going public in 1998. Prior to joining FCG, Hanson was a consultant with Arthur Andersen & Company. He has served on several boards and is a long-standing member of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Advisory Board. In his spare time, Hanson enjoys traveling, writing, and bicycling.
Joyce Fuhrmann, Treasurer:
Joyce Fuhrmann is currently serving as the treasurer for the Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board since 2013. In addition to serving on the MSF board, Fuhrmann is the Director of BSE Operations and STEM Initiatives at the Universities at Shady Grove. Fuhrmann received a bachelor’s in biology from Bucknell University and a master’s in biotechnology from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. In her spare time, Fuhrmann enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching her daughter’s soccer games.
Gregg Willhauck, Secretary:
Biography coming soon!
VJ Mayor has been serving on the MSF Board since 2012. Mayor is currently the Executive Director/Account Manager CEO for Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors. Previously before his current position, Mayor was the Executive Director/Account Manager for the Association Services Group, and the Senior Director of Research and Communications for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. In his spare time, Mayor enjoys hiking, golfing, spend time with his family, and watch sports – especially soccer! Mayor states he is “proud and honored to serve on the board with such esteemed colleagues to fulfill MSF’s mission.”
Jim Potter is one of the Maryland Soccer Foundation’s founding Board members. Before retiring, he worked with Boland Trane and worked as a Controls Marketing Manager. Potter earned his degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University. In his spare time, Potter enjoys woodworking and spending time with his 3 children and 9 grandchildren.
Julius Robinson joined the Maryland Soccer Foundation Board of Directors in 2015. He currently is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, US and Canada for Marriott International. He previously was the Senior Vice President and Global Brand Leader of Premium Brands with Marriott. Robinson has received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Robinson has a passion for soccer and wants to provide opportunities for our youth. In his spare time, Robinson enjoys sports, reading, and photography.
James (Jim) McGuire:
Jim McGuire joined the MSF Board in 2020. Before retiring, McGuire worked for the City of Gaithersburg for 32 years. He was also a Division Chief for Sports and Youth Services. McGuire earned his Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Secondary Education from Loyola University of Maryland and was a teacher for 9 years. While teaching, he was also the Head Coach for the varsity basketball and baseball teams. McGuire is a sports enthusiast and enjoys golfing, anything history, and visiting historical sites.
Linda Jackier Schugar:
Linda Schugar is also a founding Board member. Schugar has spent most of her adult life around soccer, previously serving as the President for Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI). She was also the Secretary of Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) and was the Volunteer Coordinator for the 1994 World Cup in Washington, DC. Schugar spends her time with grandchildren, gardening, knitting, playing Mahjong and of course, watching soccer!
Biography coming soon!
A native Spanish speaker from South America, Giovanna Wood joined the Board in the spring of 2016. She has been a long-time volunteer with Bethesda Soccer Club, and she said she hopes to be able to provide a voice for the Hispanic community. In addition to her enthusiasm and knowledge of soccer, Wood brings valuable experience in finance and business development to her role. For 11 years, she has worked at Export-Import Bank, most recently as a senior portfolio manager for the Asset and Risk Management Division. She also spent nearly a decade in a similar role at Euler Hermes-ACI and was a credit advisor for Bank of America before that. In her spare time, Wood enjoys cooking, baking, running marathons, spending time with her family, and watching La Liga and Premier League.
Daniel Lopez-Mendez is a Multi-Site Manager for Adventist HealthCare and joined the Board of Directors in 2020. Before his time at Adventist HealthCare, he also worked for MedStar Health, and Physiotherapy Associates. Lopez-Mendez, a native of the United States and Spain, has grown up a Real Madrid fan and says he has been in love with soccer for as long as he can remember. When he’s not working, he loves playing soccer, hiking, bike riding, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Amy McFarland is a partner at Arent Fox LLP and joined the Board of Directors in 2021. McFarland brings a strong passion for soccer, playing 4 years for the University of Pennsylvania while receiving her bachelor’s degree. She went on to graduate from Georgetown University Law Review. McFarland still plays soccer multiple times a week and is a diehard Caps fan.
David DaSalle is a partner at Potomac Law Group PLLC and joined our Board of Directors in 2021. DaSalle received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh. When he is not working, DaSalle enjoys spending time with his wife and his 3 children, fitness, reading, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors.