Smith has spent the past three seasons as director of communications where he oversaw all public and media relations operations for the conference.
“Brian has earned this promotion by engaging his duties to the fullest and by becoming someone I can trust to take on increasingly more complex assignments,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna in a statement. “Not only is he thorough and competent in his work, he represents the conference very well outside of the confines of the office.”
Prior to joining the conference in July 2014, Smith spent two years with USA Hockey as the Brian Fishman Intern, a prestigious program that develops young professionals in the athletic communications business.
Smith also spent time working with the Boston Bruins and New England Revolution in various roles.
A former high school hockey player at Woburn Memorial (Mass.) High School, Smith is a 2012 graduate of Boston College with a degree in English and Communications and earned four varsity letters in track and field while competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.