Pac-10 Conference Announces Promotions

Feb. 17, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--The Pacific-10 Conference has changed the titles of most of its senior staff members to Associate Commissioner and promoted several other staff members to Assistant Commissioner, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Named Associate Commissioners were Ron Barker (Governance and Enforcement), Chris Dawson (Olympic Sports and Student-Athlete Programs), Chris Hoyles (Administration and Women's Basketball Administration), Ben Jay (Business and Finance), Duane Lindberg (Electronic Communications), Mike Matthews (Compliance) and Jim Muldoon (Communications and Football Administration).

Promoted to Assistant Commissioners were Dave Hirsch (Communications and Men's Basketball Administration), Bri Niemi (Communications), Tammy Newman (Governance and Enforcement), Erik Price (Compliance) and Sandy Safford (Office Management).

In addition, Lina Diaz was named Assistant Director of Business and Finance.

'The change in titles better reflects the assignments and responsibilities of our staff members and recognizes in many cases their long-term contributions to the Conference,' said Hansen.

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