BOSTON — Amy Huchthausen is stepping down as America East Conference Commissioner, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
Huchthausen has been the commissioner for the last 10 years of the league in which the majority of UAlbany’s athletic programs compete. The league’s press release included that “Huchthausen will work with membership, led by the Board of Presidents, on her departure timeline and the transition process in the weeks ahead. Further details on the search for her successor will come at a later date.”
Huchthausen is set to “become the Chief Impact and Culture Officer at Stavvy, a FinTech startup based in Boston,” according to the league’s press release.
“It has been an absolute privilege to serve the America East for the last 10 years,” Huchthausen said via the conference’s press release. “I have been incredibly blessed to work alongside an exceptional group of presidents, athletics directors and administrators, whose institutions cohesively believe in the value of college sports and how athletics can transform the lives of student-athletes. I have also been extremely fortunate to work with an incredibly talented conference office staff, who are the reason we operate and deliver services at such a high level to our members.”
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports first reported Tuesday morning that Huchthausen was set to to leave the conference.