Volleyball Canada Announces the Appointment of Chrissy Benz as Director of Domestic Competition

Volleyball Canada (VC) is pleased to announce that it has hired Chrissy Benz for the newly created position of Director of Domestic Competition.

As part of this position, Benz will be responsible for the successful planning and staging of all VC National Championships both indoor and beach, which in the past has featured over 10,000 participants in a variety of age categories.

Benz will be leaving her current position as Sport Events Director of the NORCECA Volleyball Confederation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to take on her new role with VC. As one of the five worldwide Volleyball Confederations of the FIVB (Volleyball’s International Federation) Benz’s main responsibility was to organize the zone’s international competitions, including Continental Championships, Pan American Cups and Olympic Qualification events for the 41 National Volleyball Federations in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Benz is no stranger to VC. She started her career as Youth Program Coordinator with Volleyball BC before moving on to VANOC where she worked with volunteers who assisted the National Olympic and Paralympic Committees with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“I am very excited to return to Canada after my international experiences and build upon the successes that have already been accomplished within Volleyball Canada,” stated Benz. “I've had the opportunity to work with several staff members over the years and am thrilled to join such a great group of respected professionals. They have already provided a great welcome and are providing a seamless transition so I'm confident that I will be able to hit the ground running in 2013.”
Benz’ official start date is January 7, 2013 and she will be working out of the VC Head Office in Ottawa.

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For further information, please contact:
Caroline Sharp
Communications Director
csharp@volleyball.ca, (613)323-5605