Chattanooga FC Welcomes Claire Tuley as Supporter-Owner Elected Board Member
Chattanooga Football Club is pleased to announce that Claire Tuley has won the first-ever Supporter Owner board election for the club. The club recently completed the US’ first-ever stock sale and offered the chance for a new owner to have a seat on the board.
Tuley will serve a two year term on the Chattanooga FC board. She was one of fifteen supporter owners who applied for the position from all over the country, and prevailed comfortably in the ranked-choice election conducted by the club. First and second runners-up were Jonathan Hunter and Phillipe Aldahir, respectively, who will be added to the club’s advisory board, and serve as backups to Tuley should she be unable to complete her term.
“I am incredibly honored to have been elected to this position by the shareholders,” said Tuley, also an associate with Baker Donelson. “I hope that I can carry out what the club needs in a way that works well and works best for the club.”
Tuley has supported Chattanooga FC for the past six seasons, and has witnessed firsthand the positive change that the team has undergone during that time. As revealed to The Chattahooligans in their online interview, she hopes to lend a hand to all aspects of the club, but specifically the Chattanooga FC Foundation, including Operation Get Active, Chattanooga Sports Ministries, and Highland Park Commons, as well as the future reemergence of the Chattanooga FC Women’s team. A lesser known fact about Tuley is that she has been a contestant on the popular TV show, Jeopardy.
“We are thrilled to welcome Claire onto our board,” said Tim Kelly, Chairman, Chattanooga FC. “Her experience in the private sector combined with her love of our community and Chattanooga FC make her a natural fit. We know that she will take this position seriously and will be a great asset to the club.”