Derek Trammell is the Manager of Referee Programs with U.S. Soccer; focusing on the business, operations & events within the department. Derek oversees a program that consist of 55 state associations, with 140,000 referees and membership, taking a hands-on approach to ensure the programs operation is effective in producing world class referees. A former educator and coach, Derek is passionate about the holistic development of his employees; working directly with them to ensure they are developing both personally and professionally during their time with the Federation. Previously with Sporting Kansas City for three seasons, Derek has significant exposure to Event & Gameday Operations, along with Fan Experience. He honed his skills and desire to increase motivation during his time with the Sport Management program at the University of Kansas, where he earned his Master’s Degree in 2015.