NCEA Names Leah Fiorentino Executive Director
Dr. Leah Holland Fiorentino has been named Executive Director of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, the organization announced Tuesday.
Fiorentino will be responsible for organizing the Executive Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the NCEA, which provides opportunities in intercollegiate athletics participation for more than 800 female student-athletes at 22 participating institutions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels.
She is charged with creating and leading the NCEA Foundation Advisory Council, will steer the NCEA’s standing committees and will serve as a spokesperson for the NCEA. The NCEA Foundation Advisory Council, a newly approved structure comprised of expert stakeholders, will provide a crucial link to the equine industry and equestrian community leadership.
“Dr. Fiorentino brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization,” NCEA President Meghan Cunningham said. “I look forward to working with her to obtain NCEA’s goals, including our efforts to continue to increase sponsorship and growth within NCAA Equestrian. As the NCEA looks forward, hiring an executive director was a logical step in preparing for the future.”
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