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Brian McKenna to Step Down as ECHL Commissioner


After the ongoing 2017-18 season concludes, ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna will step down from his post. The league is conducting a national search in its effort to find a successor to McKenna, who is currently serving is in his 16th season as commissioner. 

McKenna is currently expected to leave the circuit this summer.

“It has been a rewarding experience and I thank the ECHL Board of Governors for their support and guidance over the years,” McKenna said. “In particular, I would like to thank the three Chairmen I have worked with during my tenure, Craig Brush, Steve Chapman and Ray Harris. I have also been fortunate to be surrounded by great people in the League Office over the years. I will miss them all. That said, the timing is right to pass the torch to someone who will lead the League to the next level. My top priority over the next six months will be to assist in that transition.”

“Our entire League owes a great deal to Brian McKenna,” said Chairman of the ECHL Board of Governors, Ray Harris. “No one has done more or worked harder for the ECHL than he has over the last 16 years. He has been critical to the expansion and success our League has experienced and we will all miss his leadership. It has been a true privilege to work with him.”