Alicia DelGallo, Pro Soccer USA general manager and Orlando Sentinel deputy sports editor, has been selected to fill the Association for Women in Sports Media's vice president for fundraising board position. DelGallo was elected on Oct. 1, filling a vacancy after Iliana Limón Romero was named AWSM board chair.
"Having Alicia come in to help us with a role that is vital to the success as a nonprofit organization is a huge win for AWSM," AWSM president Ashley Colley said. "She is someone who wants to give back and help our organization continue to grow. Taking on the role of leading our fundraising efforts is a great way to be able to do both of those things. We are so excited to have her as a part of our leadership team."
DelGallo is an award-winning sports journalist who has led innovative projects during her career. After working as a sports reporter focusing on high schools, professional soccer and a wide range of general assignments, DelGallo moved into a leadership role as the co-founder of Pro Soccer USA. The website is devoted to the coverage of MLS, NWSL, USL and U.S. Soccer. Her team of reporters have won numerous national awards and she was personally recognized for her coverage of the U.S. women's national team during the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
“Alicia is eager to help AWSM grow during a challenging economic period so that it can best serve all its members,” Limón Romero said. “Her unique background and relationships throughout the sports industry are a major asset for AWSM. I'm excited about working with her and know she has many ideas about ways we can help AWSM grow.”
DelGallo joined AWSM as a professional member in 2014. Four years later, she was selected to the second class of the AWSM Champions mentorship program and paired with Melissa Hoppert of The New York Times.
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