Orlando City SC today announced that team Founder and President Phil Rawlins will chair Leadership Orlando’s Class 90, which starts in September 2015.

IMG_0195-0“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work with some of the brightest leaders in the Orlando business community,” said Rawlins. “The Leadership Orlando program teaches our community’s future decision-makers and business drivers the very best of Orlando and the Central Florida region. Our area has so much to offer and I look forward to chairing this class in the coming months. My goal is to show them how they too can Defy Expectations within Orlando!”

Leadership Orlando is the largest community leadership program in the country, serving the seven-county region, committed to recruiting, cultivating and encouraging emerging and established leaders to better serve Central Florida. Class 91 begins in March 2016, visit www.leadershiporlando.orgfor more information.

“As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Leadership Orlando this year, we are excited to have Phil leading our new class, especially with all the energy that Orlando City and MLS are bringing to our community,” said Ruth Z. Mustian, President of Leadership Orlando.

A native of Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Rawlins founded and developed OnTarget, a highly successful sales and marketing consultancy which worked with most of the world’s leading technology companies. In addition to his tech experience, Rawlins spent over fifteen years in sports management as an owner and director of his hometown English Premier League team, Stoke City FC.

Rawlins was voted Orlando’s Downtowner of the Year in 2013 for his work in helping develop downtown and he was honored by MBA Orlando as Community Champion. In 2014 he was also voted CEO of the Year by Orlando Business Journal and Entrepreneur of the Year by I-4 Business magazine. Rawlins was recently inducted into the United Soccer League’s Hall of Fame.

The Lions return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl on August 29 to host the Chicago Fire. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

To purchase group or individual tickets, or to purchase 2016 Season Tickets and take advantage of preferred pricing before August 14, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.

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