Ben Jay Named Executive Director of Cal North
Pleasanton, Ca. (January 7, 2019) Kenyatta Scott, Chairman of the Cal North Board of Directors has announced that Ben Jay has been selected and accepted the job as Cal North’s Executive Director.
“I am delighted that Ben is joining us as Executive Director, and know that he will be a great addition to our soccer family with his vision and strong organizational leadership and finance background,” said Chairman Scott. “His extensive experience with operational leadership, strategic planning and relationship building will be invaluable in raising Cal North’s association profile nationally.”
Jay has served as the Director of Athletics at the Academy of Art University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He knows Northern California well having served as Associate Commissioner/CFO for nearly 13 years with the former Pacific-10 Conference. He also served six years as Executive Associate Athletic Director/CFO at Ohio State University where he led the financial oversight of the Athletics Department.
“I am extremely excited and happy to join the Cal North family,” said Ben Jay. “I want to thank Chairman Scott and the Executive Board for entrusting me to lead one of the largest state youth soccer associations in the United States. We will focus on servicing and increasing our membership in providing soccer opportunities for youth players of all levels of skill across Northern California, and continue a safe, fair and fun environment for all of our kids.”
Previous to ARTU, Hawaii, Ohio State and the Pac-10, Jay spent five years as Assistant Athletic Director for Business and Finance at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Jay earned a Bachelor in Science in Business Administration (major: Accounting/minor: Finance) and Master of Arts in Physical Education (major: Athletics Administration), both from Ohio State University. He is married and has three children.