William H.C. Chang purchased full ownership interest of D.C. United on October 21, 2009 and serves as Executive Chairman. He originally purchased the team with Victor MacFarlane on January 1, 2007 from Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).
Chang also serves as Chairman of Westlake International Group and is the driving force behind the company’s vision and direction. Westlake is a privately held diversified investment company with operations in the United States, China, Latin America, Japan, India, and Canada. Investments span private and public equities, including venture capital, professional sports, media and entertainment, emerging technologies, life sciences, supply chain management, and real estate.
Chang is an active investor in early stage technology companies through his Edge Venture Capital Fund, with a particular focus on nurturing next generation mobile, social networking, new media and entertainment technologies.
Chang’s associations and affiliations include: the Asian Business League (Founding Chairman); California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (Director); California International Relations Foundation (Director); Chinese American Association of Commerce (Founder); City Club of San Francisco (Founding Governor); Harvard University (Asia Center and Committee on University Resources); The Asia Foundation (Trustee); and World President’s Organization.
In addition to D. C. United, Chang is also on the Executive Committee of the ownership group of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club and ATT Park.
Chang has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.