The Times West Virginian


July 11, 2013

Brownlee added to Mountain East staff

WHEELING — Ben Brownlee has been named Associate Commissioner with the Mountain East Conference, Commissioner Reid Amos announced today.

Brownlee will serve as Associate Commissioner for Championships and Compliance for the league.

“Ben is a terrific addition to our staff,” Amos said. “He has an extensive NCAA Division II background in championships, operations and compliance at the conference level that will be invaluable to us. Ben also brings a significant amount of NCAA governance experience, including service as chair for multiple national committees. I have every confidence that Ben will greatly aid our efforts in building a model NCAA Division II conference.”

“I’m very excited to join the MEC staff and I look forward to working with the membership to develop a strong and successful athletic conference that will step to the pinnacle of Division II both administratively and athletically,” Brownlee said. “I look forward to working with the membership to provide the best student-athlete experience the conference can provide.”

Brownlee comes to the Mountain East after spending the last six years with the WVIAC, most recently as the Associate Commissioner for Internal Affairs. He was in charge of compliance related duties for the league’s 15 schools and helped manage internal operations for the conference. He was the primary administrative contact for several conference championships and served in an administrative capacity at member institutions hosting NCAA regional or national championships. Brownlee was also heavily involved with the development of strategies for and the writing of the NCAA Division II Enhancement Grant on behalf of the WVIAC.

In addition to his duties at the WVIAC, Brownlee was also involved in several national committees. He has spent the last five seasons on the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Committee, serving as the chair of that committee since 2011. He was co-chair of the Division II Conference Commissioners Association of Compliance Administrators in 2012-13 and has been a representative on the Division II Eligibility Center Advisory Committee since 2011. Brownlee was involved with the administration of the NCAA Division II softball championships (2009-11), Division III football championships (2007-12) and served on the men’s soccer Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee (2007-10).

Prior to his time at the WVIAC, Brownlee spent one year with the President’s Athletic Conference as an intern where he was involved in all operations with the conference.

A native of Moundsville, W.Va., Brownlee earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Bethany College in 2006. He was a four-year letterwinner on the swim team and spent three years as a member of the school’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

He earned a master’s degree in higher education and student services in May 2011 from Abilene Christian University.

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