Tyler Tumminia, formerly Commissioner of the Premier Hockey Federation, brought over 20 years of professional sports leadership to the role. In her tenure with the league, she led the development and execution of Season 6 competition in Lake Placid, New York and the Isobel Cup Playoffs in Brighton, Massachusetts. She also successfully negotiated the first-ever national broadcast partnership for women’s professional ice hockey in the United States. Under her guise, the league’s stature has seen substantial growth across all facets of the business including securing the single highest sponsorship deal in league history, increasing sponsorship revenue, doubling the salary cap, record-setting performances on Twitch, merchandise sales, and a dominant social presence. Known for her branding and creativity, Tumminia is a results-driven marketer who spearheaded the league’s name change and refreshed logo to Premier Hockey Federation redefining the brand based on the skill and talent of the athletes as opposed to their gender.
A transformative sports executive, Tumminia previously served as the Senior Vice President of the Goldklang Group. In this role, Tumminia was responsible for the marketing and broad-scale sponsorship, operations, and communications. She developed the Group’s award-winning marketing philosophy, ‘Be Your Own Fan.’ Tumminia is responsible for the creation of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame which has been hailed as a game-changer in the perception of scouts throughout the local organization. Prior to the Goldklang Group, Tumminia built a strong career in public relations and technology working alongside high-profile clients.
Tumminia was a recipient of the Roland Hemond, MASA, and Marcom awards for excellence in her field, and in 2011 was named Executive of the Year by NYU’s sports management program. She was also named 2013 Sports Business Executive of the Year from Minnesota State University. In 2014, she was named Top 25 Most Influential Women In Sports, by Bleacher Report and received the Game Changer award by Sports Business Journal as a Female Owner in Baseball.
Tumminia is currently a minority owner of the Pittsfield Suns of the FCB, and also completed MLB Scout School in Arizona in 2011. Tumminia holds an M.B.A. from Mount St. Mary College.