SBJ/September 30 - October 6, 2002/Careerspeople

McKenna takes the helm at ECHL

The East Coast Hockey League named Brian McKenna president and CEO. His hiring was approved in a vote of the ECHL board of directors, and he will assume his duties Oct. 7.

McKenna comes to the position from the ECHL's Trenton (N.J.) Titans, where he had been president and general manager since the team's inception. He was named ECHL Executive of the Year after Trenton's inaugural season in 1999-2000, a season that saw the Titans average more than 7,000 fans a game in the regular season and advance to the Northern Conference Finals.

Before the Titans, McKenna was the executive vice president and general manager of the Carolina Monarchs in the American Hockey League. The Monarchs, who played in Greensboro, N.C., set an AHL single-game attendance record with 20,672 fans in 1997.

McKenna has been active in hockey since 1980 as both a coach and scout for numerous teams at all levels. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Brunswick.

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