Leading Edge Strategies for Managing and Marketing the Business of Sport
The 16th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and Trade Show
November 12-14, 2023 Westin Harbour Castle Hotel Toronto, Canada
Commissioner – East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)
Brian McKenna has served as the Commissioner of the ECHL since 2002. McKenna has been involved in hockey for more than 35 years and worked for teams at all different levels. This includes being the Director of Hockey Operations for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League and the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Carolina Monarchs of the American Hockey League. In 1999, he became the President and General Manager of the Trenton Titans (ECHL) for their 1999-2000 inaugural season. The Titans advanced to the Northern Conference Finals and averaged over 7,000 fans per game. McKenna was named the ECHL Executive of the Year in the same year. Now as Commissioner of the ECHL, McKenna continues to focus on professional hockey player development as well as providing great entertainment for fans.