Elected: June 12, 2011
League/Team Offices Held:
Executive Assistant/Treasurer, 2011-present
Commissioner, CHE 2002-2011
Commissioner, WPCHA 2001-02
General Manager, Robert Morris University 1995-1999
Chairman, 1997-98 WPCHA All-Star Game & College Expo
Chairman, WPCHA Playoffs 1996-97
Chairman, WPCHA Playoffs 1998-99
At the age of 33, Chuck is served his 10th and final term as Commissioner of College Hockey East. He has been in charge of the internal and external improvement of the 40 year old league. Kuzniewski has been involved with CHE dating back to 1995 when he was the very first General Manager of Robert Morris University Hockey.
After nine seasons as commissioner, Kuzniewski is responsible for growth of our member teams and the development of the College Hockey Association (CHA) which serves as a developmental league for new and restructuring teams. Chuck has fostered new relationships with the high school/amateur programs, and instituted by-laws to maintain accountability. He is also responsible for the incursion of the ACHA into CHE along with encouraging the league's name change to reflect a broader market of institutions.
Kuzniewski possesses a unique resume that includes broadcasting for various sports, hosting the professional wrestling TV show IWC Ignition, traveling the world as a show basketball announcer, marketing manager for a golf course, and working along side of NHL Coach Kevin Constantine for youth hockey programs. His resume continues to grow as he currently works as the National Senior Associate Director of High School Programs for The Art Institutes.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Kuzniewski grew up in Bethel Park and currently resides in Mt. Washington, PA with his wife Dana and stepson Vinny. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his three nieces, Jenna, Lacey, and Heidi and five nephews Nathan, Lucas, Nicholas, Brandon, Brett, and Noah. He has three older sisters named Brenda, Kim, and Tracy. And still visits the folks Chuck and Bonnie at their new home in Bethel Park, PA.
Chuck was twice named the Top 20 Volunteer by the former Tri-State Area Hockey Association for his service during the 1996-97 and 1998-99 seasons.