Birmingham 2022 have appointed five new members to its Legacy and Benefits Committee.
The quintet join a group tasked with ensuring that the city, region and country "maximises the benefits" of hosting the next edition of the Commonwealth Games while creating a legacy strategy.
All five have been selected following an "extensive" recruitment process, Birmingham 2022 said.
They include Nicola Ibbetson, the chief commercial officer of Premier League football club Aston Villa.
She held similar roles at both Manchester United and Chelsea and is a Board member of the Football Association's Women's Super League and the chair of the Women's Championship.
Fleur Sexton, the managing director and co-founder of an award-winning training provider, will also take a role.
The deputy lieutenant for the West Midlands was named businesswoman of the year for 2017-18.
Assistant headteacher Casey Bailey, who is a mentor and football coach for youngsters, has also been hired alongside Anisa Morridadi, the founder and chief executive of Beatfreeks Collectives who created the Brum Youth Trends and Summit.
Sarah Rennie, an accessibility specialist and a member of Transport for London's independent disability advisory group, completes the new arrivals.
Representatives from the Commonwealth Games Federation, Birmingham City Council, the West Midlands Combined Authority, Coventry City Council and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport already sit on the Committee.
It is chaired by John Crabtree, who also chairs the Birmingham 2022 Board.
"We are delighted to confirm our new recruits and we're pleased to have added five people that bring very different knowledge and experience but all share a passion for ensuring that the city of Birmingham and the West Midlands maximises the opportunities that hosting a globally significant event like the Commonwealth Games brings," Crabtree said.
"I've been very impressed with the enthusiasm that they have all already demonstrated, and we feel lucky that we have been able to attract such talented individuals.
"I'd like to thank everyone who applied to be part of the Committee.
"It was extremely difficult to choose only five new members and we are very grateful that so many people expressed an interest in getting involved."
The Committee will cover areas including jobs, physical activity and tourism.
Birmingham 2022 will be the biggest sporting event to take place in England since the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
"I think the thing that I'm most excited about with the Games is just the buzz that it's going to bring the city," said Ibbetson.
"As you drive around and walk around Birmingham right now we can just see that it's starting to transform in front of our eyes.
"To be able to see that come to fruition in a couple of years and for the spotlight to be on our city, that's going to be a really exciting moment to be a part of.
"It's also a fantastic opportunity to use it to inspire young girls, to tell them that they can be strong athletes, that they can be ambitious, that they can be athletic and that it's okay to be that way.
"For me the Games is a great platform to sell that message."
Rennie added: "Over the next couple of years, we are going to see such massive investment in our city.
"Transport, housing, facilities and that's going to have lasting benefits for all of us.
"But it's got to work for all of us, and as somebody that often is excluded and is restricted from participating in those things, it was really important to me to use this opportunity and really support the Games legacy to be truly inclusive.
"I think we really need to squeeze out the benefits from the investments being made for the Games."