Emma Nelson

Before joining the Games team, Emma worked in development at the U.S. Soccer Foundation in Washington D.C. At the Foundation, she led all large-scale national and market specific fundraising events, managing everything from budgeting to corporate sponsor procurement. Emma also managed donor communications and direct, digital, and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.

Emma developed her passion for marketing, community engagement, and relationship building with roles at Nike in North America Soccer, F.C. Portland, and the Portland Timbers.

A Seattle native, Emma graduated with degrees in Global Business and Marketing and Management from the University of Portland, where she was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team. On the weekends, she can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest or on the soccer field reliving her glory days.