Milwaukee Wave Begins New Era

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sue Black takes ownership of the Milwaukee WaveJim Lindenberg has sold the Milwaukee Wave Professional Indoor Soccer Team and the Wave of Hope (501C) to President and CEO Sue Black in a confidential agreement. Sue had so much community support and belief in this team during the end of the season that she approached Lindenberg to take over Ownership.

Jim states, “It was very easy to complete the transaction with President/CEO Sue Black and the United Soccer League. I can’t think of anyone better to continue to lead this very proud and successful franchise. Sue has many connections in Wisconsin, is a very hard worker, and has a very successful track record. The future of the Milwaukee Wave looks promising.” Sue said, “This team is all about positive energy. The Wave is entwined in Wisconsin and has a tradition of making such an impact in so many facets. The real passion is that I will be able to give back to the community that I love.”

Jim Lindenberg purchased the Milwaukee Wave in 2009 from Charlie Krause. He and the Wave have had a very successful run. Season tickets, corporate sponsorships, merchandise sales, game attendance, and school day attendance have all increased every single year.

The Milwaukee Wave is the longest running soccer franchise in North America and has a great winning tradition. The team is led by Coach Keith Tozer who has been with the Wave for 21 years and has received 9 MISL Coach of the Year Honors. Coach Tozer states, “I want to thank Jim. He proved that dedication, hard work, and commitment can produce success both on the field and off. We wish him and his family much success and best wishes. In the short period of time working with Sue as President/CEO it became very clear and obvious of her remarkable talents as a very smart business woman.

The announcement is a major milestone for the Wave for so many reasons and I look forward to helping Sue in any way I can to help the Future of the Wave.” Black sums it up, “It has always been about my hometown and will continue to be- GO WAVE.”

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