Sue Black is the new owner of the Milwaukee Wave

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Jim Lindenberg has sold the Milwaukee Wave Professional Indoor Soccer Team and the Wave of Hope to President and CEO Sue Black.

Former Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black was named President and CEO of the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team Wednesday, February 6th.

Black was fired from her post as Milwaukee Parks Director in August of 2012. She says the experience she gained at that job will help her at her new job with the Wave.

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.

“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," Lindenberg said.

The Milwaukee Wave is the longest running soccer franchise in North America and has a great winning tradition.