- by Mount Saint Mary College
MSMC Alumni Tyler Tumminia

Mount grad Tyler Tumminia named commissioner of NWHL

Tyler Tumminia ’00 MBA ‘09 was recently made the full-time commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL).

Tumminia, who during her undergraduate years studied public relations with minors in psychology and media studies, has been making the Mount community proud with the spark she’s lit throughout her career in sports promotion.

After working as the Senior Vice President of Goldklang Group, where she was responsible for operating five minor league baseball teams, Tumminia joined the NWHL in April 2020 as chairman of the Toronto Six expansion franchise. 

In October, the league restructured its ownership and governance models and formed a Board of Governors. 

“I was presented the opportunity to become commissioner and moved into that position ahead of the league's sixth season,” Tumminia explained.

As commissioner, Tumminia said she is fully committed to fulfilling the NWHL’s vision to create opportunities for women, inspire the next generation of female athletes, and advance professional women's hockey in North America.

Despite the added challenges of the pandemic, during the 2020-21 season, the league set records for sponsorship activation, broadcast partnerships, and experienced incredible growth in digital fan engagement, as well as significantly enhanced their player benefits – including doubling the salary cap to $300,000 per team.

“I'm excited by the league's growth potential and am focused on continuing to move the needle forward and strengthening the platform for our incredible athletes,” she said.

Tumminia credits the Mount for the solid foundation her impressive career is built on. 

“My undergrad generally gave me a strong foundation in critical thinking, research, and writing. In receiving my MBA, the academic family really seeded my interest in and love of business, which has become the foundation of my career to date,” she explained.

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