Skip Gilbert

Skip Gilbert

CEO, US Youth Soccer

Skip Gilbert has served in leadership roles with a number of sports organizations over the course of his career. In December 2019, he was named CEO of the US Youth Soccer Association (USYS), the country’s largest youth sport organization. With 55 State Associations and over 2.8 million registered players, the vision for USYS is to bring communities together through the power of soccer, making lifelong fans of the game.  An experienced executive, Gilbert most recently with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as its managing director of operations, marketing and development. There, he oversaw USADA’s Olympic Testing and Client Services operations, while also supporting marketing and development efforts for the organization’s TrueSport division. Gilbert has extensive executive management experience from his involvement with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the United States Tennis Association, USA Triathlon, USA Swimming, U.S. Soccer, and as a past chairman of the USOPC’s National Governing Bodies Council. Gilbert’s passion for sport extends beyond his professional experience, as he played soccer for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL and with the U.S. Olympic Development Team, and trained with Sheffield United and other clubs in Holland, and Hong Kong.