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Rachel Lewis joined Whitecaps FC in 2003 and eventually become its COO.
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Rachel joined Whitecaps FC in 2003 as director of event management and stadium development. In 2007, she was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Rachel spent three years with Vancouver's PGA Tour stop - the Air Canada Championship. As tournament director, she was responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations.
Rachel also represented BMO Financial Group as project manager for their sponsorship of the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open. She holds a BA (honours) from the University of Victoria and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Rachel has a strong passion for sport and community. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Covenant House and previously on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Gastown Business Improvement Society, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
A former director of KidSport Canada, Sport BC, and a trustee with the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Rachel volunteered as a member of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 Steering Committee. In 2008, she was recognized as a recipient of the Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 awards, while in 2011, she was named one of "BC's 100 Women of Influence" by the Vancouver Sun. In May 2012, Rachel was recognized as one of ‘5 To Watch’ at the first ever ‘Celebration of Leadership in Canadian Sport Business Awards’. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two young sons, Noah and Max.
Bidders on this reward must be able to meet at BC Place in downtown Vancouver.
Watch a 'Caps match with Rachel
Get to know Rachel over a Whitecaps FC match at BC Place. Feel free to ask her about how she got started in the sport and event management industry, how Major League Soccer got its start in North America, or why she believes an active lifestyle is so important to our community.