Dave Cecutti will step down as Ohio Capital Conference commissioner after 13 years, effective June 1, the OCC announced Jan. 14.

Cecutti, the conference’s first commissioner, was “instrumental in navigating the development of creative options for realignment” and oversaw the expansion of conference-sponsored sports to 25, the OCC said in a press release.

Cecutti will help with the transition to a new commissioner.

“The opportunity to serve and lead this organization has been a rewarding experience,” Cecutti said. “The goal has always been to provide a platform for our student-athletes to excel both in the classroom and on their field of play. Serving these young people has been at the core of every decision.”

Mike Ulring, the OCC’s executive president, said Cecutti was instrumental in the conference’s development.

“Dave’s excellent leadership of the OCC, its member schools, administrators, students and coaches since 2007 leaves the OCC well positioned for the coming decade,” said Ulring, who is the principal at Dublin Coffman. “The 32 member schools of the OCC have benefited from his vision, organization and professionalism. We thank him for his dedicated service over the past 13 years.”

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