CHICAGO – Financial executive Lisa Carnoy has been elected to the U.S. Soccer board of directors, the federation announced Friday.

She will serve as an independent director on the board.

Carnoy is the division executive for the Northeast at U.S. Trust and Bank of America’s market president for New York City.

With U.S. Trust, a private bank within Bank of America that specializes in wealth management for high net-worth clients, she works to drive new business opportunities and enhance collaboration across the firm. At Bank of America, Carnoy helps meet all clients’ needs by connecting them with the proper financial resources. In addition to these roles, she serves on the leadership team for U.S. Trust’s global wealth and investment management business and on Bank of America’s operating committee.

“I am excited and honored to be joining the Board during such a significant period for U.S. Soccer,” Carnoy said in a statement. “I look forward to helping soccer continue to grow at all levels in the U.S.”

Carnoy will serve as an independent director, along with Donna E. Shalala and Val Ackerman. Other board members represent athletes, professional soccer, adult soccer, youth soccer and more.

“Lisa is a leader who sees the potential of soccer in America,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a press release. “She will be a great asset to U.S. Soccer as we continue to invest in the success and growth of the game in the United States in the coming years.”