With over twenty years of experience in business development, marketing and advertising, Xan joined the Academy in 2007 as the Director of Corporate Partnerships. She was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 2010 and became President in 2013. As President, Xan oversees all Academy business operations and works with the Chicago Bulls & White Sox to deliver their brands to children and families throughout Chicagoland through the Academys grass roots programs.
Graduating with honors from DePauw University, Ms. Pearson attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She has held executive positions in corporate finance, marketing, communications, advertising, and consulting throughout her career.
As a parent of two elite athletes, Xan understands what parents expect in organized youth sports. Her priority is to make sure the Academy consistently delivers on those expectations and provides the best quality instruction in the Chicago area.