Monday, September 8, 2014

WCHA announces office, staff changes

The WCHA on Monday announced that it will be headquartered in a centralized office at Minnesota State University's 7700 France campus in Edina.

This is something new commissioner Bill Robertson said he wanted to do upon being hired. No more dividing the duties between Denver, Madison and St. Paul.

Robertson and women's commissioner Aaron Kemp will share the office, along with league staff, and there will be some staff changes.

The league announced the hiring of two associate commissioners, Matt Hodson and Alyssa Bennett.

Hodson will handle public relations duties and oversee external and internal communications, brand marketing and social media. He has experience working for the San Francisco Giants as well as Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. He replaces longtime PR man Doug Spencer, who had been with the league for 28 years.

Bennett will mange the WCHA's budget and finance, handle vendor contracts, serve as a liaison with member institutions, handle office operations, marketing, social media and manage championships. She replaces Carol LaBelle-Ehrhardt, another longtime league official.

The league also announced that Greg Shepherd will remain on as its supervision of officials.

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