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West Coast Conference Announces New Staff Members for 2014-15

Dec. 8, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - West Coast Conference Commissioner Lynn Holzman has announced the addition of Camelia Trahan and Nichole Riedel to the Conference staff. Trahan will serve as the Conference's Director of Marketing, and Riedel as the Conference's Assistant Director Championships and Sport Administration.

As the Director of Marketing, Camelia Trahan will manage the conference's marketing, brand management and promotions efforts, specifically related to the WCC's ten championship events. In addition, she will oversee the sportsmanship and awards programs. Trahan will also work with multimedia rights holders on sponsorship fulfillment, while assisting in the conference's media relations efforts.

Trahan joins the West Coast Conference staff from the Great Lakes Valley Conference (Division II), where she spent over three years as the Assistant Commissioner for Championship and Marketing. At the GLVC, Trahan planned and promoted 20 conference championships while securing corporate partners and helping manage social media platforms. Prior to joining the GLVC staff, Trahan spent time on campus working at Cal State Bakersfield and Siena College. Trahan has an associate of applied science from Remington College, a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Southern University and A&M College, a Master of Business Administration from College of St. Rose and a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Arkansas State University.

Nichole Riedel is the West Coast Conference's Assistant Director Championships and Sport Administration. At the WCC, Riedel serves as the Director for the Men's and Women's Golf Championships, Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, as well as the Women's Rowing Championship. Riedel also assists with several Conference governance groups, including the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coaches and Championships Committee.

Prior to joining the West Coast Conference staff, Riedel most recently worked for the Center for the Human Rights of Children in Chicago, organizing events and working on the organization's marketing efforts. While a graduate student at Loyola University (Chicago), Riedel was the tournament manager for the 2014 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship, held on campus. In that role, she collaborated with the NCAA, campus partners, and external constituencies. A former volleyball student-athlete, Riedel has a Bachelor of Science in Event Management with a minor in hospitality from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

Trahan will officially join the WCC staff in January, and Riedel began working at the conference office last week.

In addition, three current staff members were previously reclassified:
Glenn Layendecker to Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer
Isabelle Ignacio to Assistant Director Administration and Events
Charlene Yim to Assistant Director Compliance Services