Scott Levinson, V.P. Business Operations
Scott is a graduate from the University of Kansas. Scott’s entire career has been in marketing and promotions, spending the first nine years of his career as Marketing Director for the Kansas and Western Missouri Hooters Restaurant franchise. Scott then went on to become Marketing and Promotions Director for Sports Radio 810 WHB in 2001, putting on some of the biggest events for the station, including the Jim Rome Tour Stop. Scott left the station in 2004 to start his own corporate events company, which he still operates today. Growing up, Scott was a huge Comets fan, and was honored to be able to help bring back the thrill & excitement of professional indoor soccer to Kansas City in 2010. Scott played high school soccer at Shawnee Mission South, & still plays indoor soccer every Tuesday night. Scott also coaches his two daughters’ outdoor soccer teams in Overland Park.
Jeff Husted, Director of Sales & Marketing, Media/Public Relations
Jeff is excited to be a part of FC Kansas City. He has been working in Kansas City’s sports community for several years with 610 Sports and the Chiefs Radio Network before that. Jeff started playing soccer when he was six years old and credits the game with taking him across Europe and getting him through college. A native of Denver, Colorado Jeff still enjoys visiting the Rocky Mountain state with his wife and two kids.
Charleen ‘Charlie’ Keller, Director of Ticket Operations
Charlie is from Kansas City, MO and quickly found a love for soccer and dance. Hard work for both sports earned her amazing travel throughout the U.S. as well as international travel to Italy, Germany, and Czech Republic for soccer at the age of 16. After high school, Charlie attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. During her years at Jewell she was a four year letterman for the women’s soccer team as well as the dance team. While in college, the women’s soccer team was ranked #3 and Dance Team was ranked #4 in the nation. She competed in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Nationals in 2003, 2004, and 2005 making it to the Final Four in 2003. Charlie received her B.S. in Business Administration/Sports Management in December 2006. Since college, she has coached and taught dance throughout the Midwest ranging from studio dance to semi-pro dance teams. She is also a former coach for Futura FC having three girls’ teams and playing indoor and outdoor soccer until tearing both her ACL’s. Charlie currently teaches dance at All About Dance By Katye, and is the Dance Coordinator for the Comets’ Galaxy Girls. Her passion for soccer and experience makes her a valuable asset to FC Kansas City. Charlie recently started playing soccer again with the El Padrino Outdoor Women’s Team, and couldn’t be more excited to be back in the game.
Mike Rodriguez, Account Executive
Michael is from Kansas City and has been coaching soccer in the community for 14 years with the Blackfire soccer club based in Lee’s Summit. He has been involved in the sports community as a Kansas City Chiefs Red Coater since 1989. During that time he was inducted in to the NFL Hall of Fame thru Visa Hall of Fans in 2000 as the #1 Chiefs Fan. From 1999 to 2005 Michael was an account executive for the Kansas City wizards. He accomplished being the #1 sales rep for the MLS. In 2006 Michael worked for the Kansas City Brigade during their inaugural season. Michael is currently living in Lee’s Summit with his wife and family and is very excited to be working with FC Kansas City.