Belskus to step down from Indy Eleven leadership role

This March 31, 2018 photo shows the Indy Eleven logo on a fan's scarf. (WTHR Photo/Josh Blankenship)

INDIANAPOLIS (October 23, 2018) – Jeffrey G. Belskus will step down as President of Indy Eleven Professional Soccer.

The announcement was made on Tuesday. He plans to remain in the job until a replacement is named.

“Indy Eleven’s success during the past few years have been significant, and Jeff has been instrumental in the growth and development of the organization,” said Indy Eleven Owner Ersal Ozdemir. “We continue to grow our fan base, have made a well-received transition to the United Soccer League, and made the playoffs in our first year in the USL. Jeff played a pivotal role in these accomplishments, and we appreciate his strong leadership.”

Belskus will assist in the search for his successor. He will remain director of the Indy Eleven Soccer Foundation.

“Indy Eleven has experienced several years of solid growth,” said Belskus. “Professional soccer has a bright future in Indiana, and I’m very pleased to have contributed to its growth. I am extremely grateful to Ersal Ozdemir for giving me the opportunity to lead this organization. I’m also thankful to my entire team at Indy Eleven for their hard work and dedication. I look forward to working with Ersal and everyone at Indy Eleven on a smooth transition.”

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