BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – January 14, 2019 – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), through President and Men's Commissioner Bill Robertson and Vice-President and Women's Commissioner Katie Million, today announced that college athletics communications veteran Todd Bell has been named the WCHA's Marketing & Communications Manager.
Bell, 52, joins the WCHA from the athletics communications office at the University of Alabama, where he worked with the Crimson Tide football track & field and women's golf programs from 2016-18.
"We are thrilled to welcome Todd to the WCHA office and look forward to him making an immediate impact in communications and marketing for the Association," said Robertson and Million in a joint statement. "Todd's wide range of experience in college athletics will bring a fresh perspective to our operations. We believe Todd is a perfect addition to our staff and will play a pivotal role in the on-going success of the WCHA and our member institutions."
A media relations and press operations expert with nearly 30 years of experience at the collegiate, professional and international levels, Bell's resume features a broad base of event work that includes the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Stanley Cup playoffs, Super Bowl XLV, two NCAA Final Fours and the College Football Playoff.
Prior to his time at Alabama, Bell worked with several high-profile organizations, including the American Football Coaches Association, USA Football, USA Rugby and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl from 1994-2016. During that span he also served as a press operations volunteer for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee at the 2002 Winter Olympics and a press officer for the United States Olympic Committee at the 2006 and 2008 Games.
Bell's base of hockey experience includes more than a decade of work with the Dallas Stars in game-night press operations from 2003-15 during which time he assisted with numerous Stanley Cup playoff rounds and the 2007 NHL All-Star Game.
The West Des Moines, Iowa, native is a 1988 graduate of the University of St. Thomas.