Portland Timbers name Jack Jewsbury director of business development

MLS Cup final - Jack Jewsbury

Jack Jewsbury had a sterling MLS career, winning the 2015 MLS Cup and ranking ninth in MLS history for games played. Now he will be hoping to forge a new path in another line of work.

The former Portland Timbers captain was named the director of business development for the Timbers on Thursday. 

In his new role with Portland, Jewsbury will serve as a project lead for the club’s corporate partnerships department, helping develop new sponsorship opportunities. Additionally, in this role, Jewsbury becomes an official ambassador for Portland’s community platform, Stand Together, and will serve as the lead spokesperson for Stand Together Week, as well as working as the project lead for the club’s Fields for All project, the Rose City Road Trip and other regional and statewide outreach initiatives.

“It’s been an amazing six years playing for this club, and I’m thrilled to be continuing with the Timbers in my new role as director of business development,” said Jewsbury, who holds a business degree from Saint Louis University. “I’ve always been interested in the business side of the sport, and I’m excited to begin the next phase of my career.”

Jewsbury, who announced his retirement as a player on September 18, 2016, is one of just three players in league history to play 150 or more games with two different clubs in the league. Joining the Timbers ahead of their MLS expansion season in 2011, the 35-year-old tallied 157 appearances (139 starts) in six seasons with Portland, including 26 appearances (18 starts) in the team’s MLS Cup-winning campaign in 2015.