(STATS) - Andrea Williams, the Big Sky Conference's first female commissioner, has accepted a position as chief operating officer of the College Football Playoff, CFP executive director Bill Hancock announced Tuesday.
Williams had guided the Big Sky since April 2016. She also had been serving as a member of the CFP's advisory committee and stadium operations team.
In her new role, Williams will be responsible for managing the national championship game and all affiliated events. She also will serve as the primary liaison with six bowl games that participate in the CFP arrangement and will manage the process for selecting sites for the championship games.