BuffkinBaker/College Sports Solutions place Big West Commissioner virtually.

Written by Regina Thompson on May 14, 2020


May 11, 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic alters the way executive recruiters conduct business, collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have teamed up to place Dan Butterly as commissioner of the Big West Conference. He will start on June 1 to transition alongside Dennis Farrell, who will officially step down one month later. Mr. Farrell is retiring after a 40-year career with the conference, including 28 years as commissioner.

Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, was lead consultant for the assignment, with assistance from Dan Walters of Buffkin / Baker. “We had to be innovative, thorough and detailed in our approach to all interviews,” said Mr. Schemmel. “We knew we were blazing a new trail in Division I athletics while facing the circumstances brought about by COVID-19. The willingness of the search committee members and the CEOs to adapt to the Zoom format and participate in the same fashion as in person speaks highly of them.”

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