Veteran executive to stay on as club consultant for remainder of season
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 8, 2023) – San Diego Loyal SC announced today that Club President Ricardo Campos will leave his executive position beginning Sept. 18 and remain a consultant to the organization as the team finishes its final USL Championship season. Travis Lamprecht, current VP of Marketing & Communications, has been named Head of Business Operations for SD Loyal.
“I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity and support that Andrew has given me and for his belief in soccer in San Diego,” said Ricardo Campos. “It has been an honor to work alongside such talented and caring individuals at the club. I was always driven by the passion of our supporters, season ticket holders, partners, team members and players who have lived our mission to ‘Grow Loyalty’ everyday. The past four years are an experience I will forever cherish because I have grown so much as a professional and most importantly as a human being.”
Campos, who is set to join the San Diego MLS expansion team as Executive Vice President, Club Operations, was the first employee hired by Warren Smith after the San Diego market was awarded a USL Championship franchise in June 2019. Brought on as the club’s Vice President of Operations and General Manager, Campos was named interim president in Aug. 2021 ahead of SD Loyal’s first USL Championship playoff appearance. Following the 2021 season, Campos was officially announced as Club President in Jan. 2022.
“Ricardo has been championing the club’s values with us from day one,” said Chairman Andrew Vassiliadis. “I can’t thank him enough for representing our crest, our organization and this city the right way which he has done beautifully throughout his tenure. I’m thrilled he will continue to consult with us for the remainder of our season.”
A tri-lingual soccer executive with more than seventeen years of league and team experience in the U.S. soccer landscape, Campos is regarded for his people-first approach in developing soccer communities on and off the field. Prior to SD Loyal, Campos served as Technical Director of MLS-side New York Red Bulls for over seven years.