Michael Shockley enters his fourth full season with Sounders FC in 2020, currently serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Suites & Premium. In his role, Shockley oversees all of the club’s corporate partnership sales and activation efforts in addition to its premium sales and suites. Prior to his arrival in Seattle, Shockley spent the previous six years in corporate partnership sales with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. Previously, he has also held roles in various capacities within the collegiate athletics departments at Arizona State University and Rice University.
A native of Indianapolis, Shockley is a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and was a four-year letterman as a kicker for the football team. He also holds a MBA from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Shockley resides in Seattle with his wife Julie and their two children, June and Bennett.