ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced the hiring of Bryan Belt as Assistant Commissioner for Business Affairs. Additionally Elgin announced promotions for several staff members and the addition of two intern positions.
At the MVC, Belt will ensure that appropriate financial controls are in place and applies sound techniques to all aspects of The Valley’s financial matters. He is responsible for developing creative and effective financial strategies to help The Valley achieve its conference goals and protect its assets.
And as part of a staff restructuring, promotions and subsequent title changes have been awarded to Kelli Briscoe, Derrick Docket, Kristin Gregory, Mike Kern, Greg Walter, and Jack Watkins. Briscoe has been elevated to Assistant Commissioner for Communications; Docket is now Assistant Commissioner for New Media & Technology; Gregory has been promoted to Director of Sports Administration; while Walter's new title is Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services. Kern's and Watkins' previous titles have been modified, and each is now an Associate Commissioner.
Jon Hediger and Quinn Zielonko will serve as interns in 2012-13, with a primary focus in communications. Hediger is a senior at league member Missouri State University while Zielonko is a graduate student at Lindenwood University.
Belt comes to the MVC after previously serving as Associate Athletics Director for Internal Affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. While at SIUE, Belt served his alma mater in a number of capacities. He served as head coach of the men's and women's tennis programs as well as an assistant softball coach at SIUE. His duties as Associate Athletics Director included budget planning, financial aid for student-athletes and an active role in the athletic department's future initiatives. Belt oversaw the day-to-day financial operations, as well as the department's concessions operations. Belt also supervised all areas of event operations including sports information.
Belt graduated from SIUE in 1993 with a bachelor degrees in recreation and accounting and worked 12 seasons as an assistant coach for the softball program. Belt also previously worked as the director of operations for the St. Louis Ambush, a local professional soccer franchise, from 1994 to 1996. He spent three years in the administrative accounting department at SIUE before moving into his role as the Assistant AD.
He and his wife Melanie have three children: Bradford, Chandler and Patrick. They reside in Smithton, Ill.