The Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) owners have officially announced the league’s Commissioner and Executive Board. The league voted unanimously to appoint James Bain, as Commissioner. Bain accepted and immediately began his duties. The vote took place Saturday, August 11th.
am certainly humbled that the league Board of Directors has confidence
in my abilities. We have a great group of owners that really understand
the business side of the game. I hope my background and experience can
be asset to the operation of the league and the teams”, said Bain upon
started as an intern with the Sioux Falls Storm in 2006. He then
served as Director of Media and Public Relations for the Storm for two
years. Bain left the Storm in the fall of 2008 and accepted the
position of Assistant General Manager of the Wichita Wild. While in
Wichita, the Wild set franchise records for ticket sales and sponsorship
sales. Following the 2011 season, Bain left the Wild to attend law
school at the University of Kansas.
record of success in indoor football speaks for itself. Over a period
of many years, James has earned the respect of many people in indoor
football and he was a natural choice for the position of Commissioner”,
said Mid-Missouri (Sedalia, MO) Outlaws co-owner Ethan Henson.
league Board of Directors also elected owners that will serve on the
league’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will oversee the
Commissioner and set the tone and direction for the league. Team owners
elected Jeremy Ploeger from the soon to be announced Kansas City
franchise, Ethan Henson from the Mid-Missouri Outlaws, and John Blazek
from the Wichita Wild to the Executive Committee.
a strong Executive Committee was critical to our decision to join the
CPIFL. Having fellow owners that understand that the league needs to be
run in an efficient and professional manner sets the CPIFL apart from
many other leagues around the country”, said Oklahoma (Tulsa) Defenders
owner Lamar Baker.