OTTAWA, ON — Victor Montagliani has been elected the new President of the Canadian Soccer Association at its Annual General Meeting held 5 May in Ottawa, ON. Montagliani was elected by the membership to lead the Association for a four-year term.
Victor Montagliani, who previously served three terms as the Association’s Vice-President and had been Chair of the National Teams Committee, has been a member of the Association’s Executive Committee since 2005.
Montagliani brings with him diverse professional experience combined with a strong commitment and knowledge of the game at all levels.
“Governance is not simply about management. It requires leadership, passion and a burning desire to deliver excellent outcomes for the Canadian Soccer Association. Leadership is about service and I am ready to serve the Canadian soccer community” said Montagliani in a vision statement prior to his election.
Montagliani is the Canadian Soccer Association’s 33rd President. He replaces Dr. Dominique Maestracci who was elected President in 2007.
Amongst Dr. Maestracci achievements in his role as President are the implementation of a global Strategic Plan in 2009 and Canada’s successful bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™. He also ensured long term financial viability of the Association.
Six Directors will also be elected at this year’s Canadian Soccer Association’s Annual General Meeting, while three additional independent Directors will be appointed later this summer.