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Kickers Add Sutton as Vice President for Business Development and Marketing

By Patrick Wood, 12/31/18, 9:58AM EST

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Red Army Member Moves into Front Office Role

RICHMOND, Va. – (Monday, December 31, 2018) – The Richmond Kickers are excited to announce Scott Sutton as the Vice President for Business Development and Marketing of the Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer Team. 

"I can’t wait to get started with Rob [Ukrop], Matt [Spear] and the rest of the Kickers organization. We are going to create something special here in Richmond through the Kickers,” said Sutton. “We are going to be active in the community and build strong, exciting partnerships in the business community and beyond. We are going to strengthen our existing partnerships, expand new partnerships, and elevate the Kickers pro team’s impact in the community. Our goal is to make a positive impact in our region.”

Sutton is an accomplished executive with more than 27 years in developing and leading strategic marketing, sales, business development and public relations efforts. At Froehling & Robertson, Inc., he concentrated his efforts on building and maintaining strong relationships with commercial real estate developers, economic development organizations, architects, engineers, and contractors throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. “We are thrilled to have Red Army member, Scott Sutton, join our Richmond Kickers team,” added owner Rob Ukrop. “Scott is an incredible addition because of his strong community relationships, his infectious enthusiasm for the pro soccer experience, and his genuine love for RVA.”

“Scott is a three goal hat trick - long time, successful Richmond business developer, effective believer in the continued growth of RVA, and a passionate, die-hard Kickers Red Army fanatic,” commented President Matt Spear. “He will be a fantastic chief evangelist as we elevate our ambition and activate our impact.”

A graduate of the Collegiate School and Randolph-Macon College, Scott is a proud Richmond native with a sincere appreciation of the city’s strengths and diversity. An earnest champion of the River City, he feels a sense of duty to do everything possible to promote the growth and prosperity of the entire region. His work and volunteer experiences have been diverse, often encompassing a leadership role in support of fundraising efforts and hands-on community involvement. Prior to joining F&R, Scott worked in fundraising, event planning, managed a statewide association and lobbied at the General Assembly of Virginia. He is passionate about his experiences with the Greater Richmond Chamber, Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate, Virginia Economic Developers Association, and Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2008.

“As a lifelong Richmonder, I am thrilled to join the Richmond Kickers professional soccer team,” added Sutton. “I’ve spent my entire career trying to advance causes and activities that benefit the entire region and make RVA a better place to live, work and play. I’ve always been a massive sports fan and passionate about our Richmond sports teams. While on a trip to Scotland a few years back, I attended a soccer match and fell in love with the beautiful game. Upon my return I started attending Richmond Kickers matches and got absolutely hooked. I joined the Red Army and bought season tickets. Now my wife and I tailgate with the Red Army before every match and attend the away game watch parties. To say I’m a Kickers fan is an understatement.”

Don’t miss a moment of the inaugural 2019 USL League One season at City Stadium! Place your deposit now for 2019 Richmond Kickers Season Tickets and receive perks throughout the season including VIP Express Lane at the Craft Beer trucks and merchandise discounts. Plus, orders received by January 15, 2019 will receive a limited edition scarf! More details on 2019 Season Tickets can be found at RichmondKickers.com.