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Zaninovich announces West Coast Conference staff promotions

Sept. 16, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich has announced several staff promotions: Lynn Holzman to Executive Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer; Mia Brickhouse, Jeff Tourial, and Sarah Wilhelmi to Associate Commissioners; Stefanie Ordoveza to Assistant Commissioner; and Moni Graf to Director. In addition, the West Coast Conference has hired Isabelle Ignacio to fill the role of Executive Assistant/Office Manager.

"Our staff has done a phenomenal job executing many key strategic initiatives while taking on a number of new projects," Zaninovich said. "These promotions are a recognition of their strong and thoughtful leadership within our office and in collaboration with the membership. "

Lynn Holzman has been promoted to Executive Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer. Since joining the West Coast Conference in 2012, Holzman has overseen the conference's governance and administration, bringing with her over 16 years of valuable experience from the NCAA national office. In her expanded role, Holzman will manage the conference's daily affairs, including operations, governance, and multimedia rights holder relationships.

Zaninovich also announced the promotion of three staffers, who will now serve as Associate Commissioners. As Associate Commissioner for Championships and Administration, Mia Brickhouse will continue to oversee every West Coast Conference championship event, including the men's and women's basketball championships at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Jeff Tourial is now the Associate Commissioner for Broadcast Administration & Strategic Communications. In that role, Tourial will continue to manage relationships with the conference's regional and national television partners and its digital network partner, while overseeing the conference's communications staff. As Associate Commissioner for Governance & Compliance, Sarah Wilhelmi will continue to oversee the conference's compliance and student-athlete services programs, while playing a larger role in conference governance issues.

Stefanie Ordoveza is now the Assistant Commissioner for Marketing & Events. In this role, Ordoveza will continue to manage the conference's marketing efforts while adding game management and events oversight to her responsibilities. Moni Graf has been elevated to Director of Championships and Administration. Graf will continue to work on the WCC's championship and other external events, while tackling additional sport administration duties as well.

Zaninovich also announced that Isabelle Ignacio has been hired as Executive Assistant/Office Manager. A graduate of the University of San Francisco and former West Coast Conference intern, Ignacio's first day at the West Coast Conference is September 16.