#LLABlog – Meet Danita Johnson, The First Black Woman To Become President Of A Major League Soccer Team

Danita Johnson

D.C. United team appoints Danita Johnson as their new President of Operations. This makes Johnson the first Black woman to become president of a major league soccer team in the country. 

Prior to entering the soccer world, Johnson worked in the WNBA as the president and chief operating officer for the Los Angeles Sparks. She says it was her experience that made her ready for an opportunity like this, marking a huge milestone in her career.

Johnson is the third woman ever in the league to serve in the role and will be kicking off her new duties this month. “After conducting a thorough search process, we are confident that Danita Johnson is the right person to lead our business and help take our club to new heights,” said Jason Levien, co-chairman and CEO of D.C. United in the statement.

“Throughout her career, Danita has demonstrated the ability to develop positive and inspiring work culture, and she has done a tremendous job connecting with the communities in which she has lived and worked. We are thrilled that she has agreed to join us at this critical moment in D.C. United’s trajectory.”


We are so pleased to see Danita Johnson achieve this great milestone. Keep up the good work.

This article was originally published on Black enterprise

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