Mary Harvey has been involved in international sports management and governance for the past 17 years. Prior to starting Ripple Effect, Mary was the COO for Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), seeing it through its launch in 2009. Prior to WPS. Mary was a senior executive at FIFA, where she was responsible for the implementation of FIFA’s development programs worldwide. Before joining FIFA, Harvey led client engagements in the strategy practice of Deloitte in Boston. A lifelong athlete, Mary enjoyed an 8-year career with the US Women’s National Soccer Team, winning Olympic Gold in 1996 and the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. Mary is the founder of Ripple Effect Consulting, providing consulting services for organizations a seeking to incorporate sport to achieve societal change. Areas include: sport policy development, design of social and environmental sustainability platforms, programs and partnerships, and sport governance. Mary holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BS from UC Berkeley.