Aug. 9, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich has announced the promotion of Scott Leykam to Senior Associate Commissioner for External Relations and Colleen Lim to Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Administration. In addition, the WCC has hired Forrest Eber to fill the role of Director of Business and Operations.
"Both Scott and Colleen have led many of the key strategic initiatives we have executed over the past few years," Zaninovich said. "These promotions are a recognition of their strong and thoughtful leadership within our office and in collaboration with the membership. "
Leykam joined the West Coast Conference in May of 2008 as the Associate Commissioner for External Relations. He oversees the conference's comprehensive television package, its annual basketball championship, and other strategic marketing and exposure-driven initiatives. Leykam played an integral role in bringing BYU into the conference as the first membership change in 30 years, and was recently appointed the NCAA's Championships and Sports Management Cabinet. Prior to joining the WCC, Leykam was the Media Relations Manager at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and served as the Director of Annual Giving and Co-Director of Media Relations during 13 years in the Stanford University Athletic Department.
Lim came to the West Coast Conference in October of 2009 as the Associate Commissioner for Governance and Administration. She is the conference's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), with oversight of the entire West Coast Conference governance structure. A member of the NCAA volleyball selection committee, Lim oversees compliance, business, and human resources for the conference, while planning the bi-annual Executive Council meetings. Prior to joining the WCC staff, Lim was an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Stanford University, and she also worked at Yale University and the NCAA office.
Eber joins the West Coast Conference as the Director of Business and Operations after serving most recently as the Vice President for Administration at Dolan's, a family business in his native Sacramento. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Eber served as the U.S. Soccer liaison to the United States Olympic Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing prior to working at Dolan's. At the West Coast Conference, Eber will be responsible for the conference's finance and budget initiatives in addition to oversight of a number of WCC internal operations.
"We are excited to welcome Forrest to the WCC team," Zaninovich explained. "His proven business operations background as well as his experience with soccer's national governing body will serve us well as we move forward."
Eber's first day at the West Coast Conference will be August 15.