Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Aaron Kemp has been named the new commissioner of the women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The 38-year-old Kemp signed a four-year deal with the league, taking over for the retiring Sara Martin, who had been the league's only commissioner since its founding in 1999.
"I'm honored and excited for the opportunity to join the WCHA in this role," Kemp said. "The WCHA has identified itself as the premiere women's hockey conference, producing some of the most elite players in the game today. I'm thrilled to begin serving the member institutions and student-athletes. I'm committed to the same tradition of excellence and look forward to enhancing the overall operation and image of the league moving forward."
Before signing onto his new position, Kemp was the senior associate athletics director at Mercyhurst College, where he was primarily responsible for providing strategic direction for the school's athletic programs.
Martin's retirement will become official on June 30, so Kemp will begin his duties with the league beginning on July 1.