BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (December 9, 2019) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announced today the promotion of Charlie Hussey, SEC Associate Commissioner for Network Relations and Chief Operating Officer, to his new role as Deputy Commissioner of the SEC.
"Charlie is an outstanding leader who has led numerous key initiatives for the SEC while making many important contributions during his tenure with the Conference office," said Sankey. "He has developed strong relationships with campus leaders, media partners and many others throughout intercollegiate athletics. As the landscape of college athletics continues to evolve, our Conference office staff is well prepared to meet new expectations and Charlie is poised to play a critical leadership role as we look to our future."
Hussey assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in February 2017, which includes directing and managing the day-to-day operations of the SEC Conference Headquarters and will continue those duties in his role as Deputy Commissioner.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of the SEC, a conference with a storied history of tradition, commitment, and success," said Hussey. "The SEC has long been home for me and my family and I'm humbled to continue to work alongside Commissioner Sankey, conference staff, member institutions and our SEC partners."
Previously, Hussey served as Associate Commissioner for Network Relations since 2013 and will continue to serve as the Conference's primary liaison with ESPN and the SEC Network for all television and sponsorship matters. Hussey has served in various capacities with the SEC since joining the Conference office in 2000. He is a 1999 graduate of Ole Miss and earned an MBA from UAB in 2003. Hussey and his wife Lindsay have three children.