CONCACAF Appoints Fmr Red Bulls Exec to Deputy General Secretary



A familiar name will be taking on a major role within CONCACAF.

Former New York Red Bulls Director of Communication and current CONCACAF Director of Marketing and Communications Jurgen Mainka has been promoted to Deputy General Secretary of the region.

As described in a CONCACAF press release, Mainka will “continue to oversee the Confederation’s marketing and communications functions, in addition to assuming broader operational responsibilities to continue strengthening the administration of the organization.” He will also “work with Acting General Secretary Ted Howard to oversee the Confederation’s day-to-day operations, while continuing to fulfill his marketing and communications responsibilities.”

“It is both a privilege and great responsibility to work on behalf of the members of this Confederation to further professionalize its operations and ensure that we live up to our mission,” said Jurgen Mainka, CONCACAF Deputy General Secretary. “There is a long road ahead of us, but I am confident in our staff and look forward to continuing CONCACAF’s work to develop the game in our region so that we can better serve our teams, fans, partners, and all of those who contribute to making soccer the world’s game.”

Mainka took on the role of CONCACAF Director of Marketing and Communications at the tail end of 2012. Prior to his work with the Federation, he was charged with leading the New York Red Bulls communications department, taking a particular role in the affairs of star players such as Rafa Marquez and Thierry Henry. He was with the organization just shy of two years.