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Executive Committee

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Bob Peiffer
President

Bob Peiffer of Charleston was elected president in 2015 after serving as an Executive Vice President for two years. Peiffer had previously served as secretary of the board for four years. Prior to that, serving as the president and local league coordinator of the Lowcountry Tennis Association, LCTA, for 16 years. During his tenure, the LCTA received a variety of awards. Peiffer is a retired Navy captain, having served first in submarines and then as a member of the Navy Supply Corps, the logistics and financial management arm of the Navy. For nearly 20 years, he has served as the administrative manager for the Charleston Alcohol Research Center and the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina — two research organizations dedicated to advancing knowledge through research of the most effective ways to treat individuals afflicted with addiction of alcohol or other drugs of abuse.

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Ernie James
Executive Vice President

Ernie James, of Florence, has previously served USTA South Carolina as a Vice President, as well as a member of various committees on the state and section level. Ernie is also active on the local level, previously serving as the President of Florence Tennis Association, as well as being a certified USTA Official and active League player. Professionally, Ernie has been a human resources professional for over 30 years.

Jonathan Barth
Vice President

Jonathan is currently on several committees for USTA South Carolina. He is the tournament director for multiple tournaments throughout the year and also a certified referee as well as a PTR-certified tennis instructor. Jonathan’s family was USTA Southern Family of the Year Year in 2006 and USTA National Family of the Year in 2006. Full...

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Gayl Hoel
Vice President

Gayl Hoel has served in numerous roles with USTA South Carolina, including as the West Area Director for Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, and surrounding counties. She also was formerly on the board of directors for the Aiken Area Tennis League and founded the Aiken Junior Tennis League. Her husband, David, and three children indulge her league tennis habit and often accompany her to tennis events. Gayl works as the staffing lead for Savannah River Remediation at the Savannah River Site.

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Susan Turner
Vice President

Susan Turner has been active with league tennis for over a decade in the Midlands. She is the state league coordinator for the Adult 55 and Over, 65 and Over, 70 and Over, and 75 and Over leagues and the 18 and Over and 40 and Over mixed doubles leagues. She serves as vice president of the Columbia Tennis League, the USTA community tennis association in Columbia. Turner also is the mixed local league coordinator and the singles league coordinator for the Columbia Tennis League. This is her first USTA South Carolina board appointment. In addition to helping grow tennis as a volunteer, Turner also plays league tennis in the Columbia Tennis League and Lexington Area Tennis Association. Turner has been a certified official and referee for over 20 years. In 2014, she was awarded the Helen Jeter Volunteer of the Year award by USTA SC.

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Dr. Carol Alan
Secretary

Dr. Alan began playing USTA league tennis in 2008 after her family relocated to Sumter. Since then, her love and appreciation for the sport has grown tremendously. She has played in every USTA league offered in the state, and she has captained numerous teams. Dr. Alan has a special interest in fitness and injury prevention for tennis aficionados. A native of Winston-Salem, NC, she is an alumna of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and OB/GYN residency at Duke University.

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James McKissick
Treasurer

James McKissick of Greenville was elected treasurer at the annual meeting in December 2011. McKissick also serves as chairman of the budget and audit committee and serves on the investment committee. He is a graduate of the university of South Carolina and holds a MBA with a concentration in finance. He is currently an adjunct professor for the masters in real estate program at Clemson University and a real estate broker specializing in investment sales. McKissick also has served on numerous volunteer boards in the Greenville area, including the Project Host Soup Kitchen and the Christ Episcopal Church, where he remains active, McKissick is a lifelong tennis player who is happily married to Elizabeth. They have three wonderful children.

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Cam Littlejohn
Immediate Past President

Cam Littlejohn served as General Counsel to the USTA-SC for 19 years prior to being elected Vice-President in 2010, Executive Vice-President in 2011, and President in 2013. He has served on numerous committees within USTA-SC including Chairman of the By-Laws, Grievance and Adult League committees. He has received the Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year Award and the Southern Volunteer Service Award. Cam and his wife Fran ( an accomplished tournament player) live in Irmo and have two children and 4 grandchildren; Cam has practiced law for 38 years as a State and Federal prosecutor and now as a sole practitioner specializing in Federal trial work.

Area Directors

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Jackie Reynecke
South Area Director

Jackie Reynecke spends nearly all of her time with tennis. As tournament director at Palmetto Dunes, Reynecke organizes tournaments for players of all ages throughout the year. She also serves as the local league coordinator for the Tennis Association of Hilton Head Island. Reynecke also makes time to play our sport as well.

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Nan Smith
Central Area Director

Nan has helped grow tennis in the Midlands for more than 25 years. She's currently a 4.0 player and captains and plays on many teams in the Columbia Tennis League and Lexington Area Tennis Association. Nan also has helped run the Columbia Tennis League's combo doubles league and has served CTL in myriad other ways. She now looks forward to making an impact across the state.

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Richard Walker
East Area Director

Richard has been active in the Florence, SC tennis community since 1996.  He has captained numerous teams, assisted local high school teams and worked as a volunteer with many tournaments.  He currently serves on the Susan G. Komen Florence Open steering committee.  Richard is President of CSP Insurance Services.  He enjoys playing tennis with his wife, Allie, and also participating in half-marathons.

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Walter Fournet
North Area Director

Walter is the North Area Director representing Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marlboro, Spartanburg, Union, and York Counties. Walter has been active with USTA for 10 years as a player, League Captain, JTT Coach, President of the Tega Cay Tennis Association and the Mid Carolina Tennis Association. He is a member of the Rock Hill Tennis Center currently serving on the Tennis Advisory Committee. His wife Leslie and two daughters, Brittany and Nicole are also active tennis players.

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Roy Lindburg
West Area Director

Roy Lindburg of Aiken, originally from Illinois, began playing tennis in 1999.  he has captained numerous teams, coached a high school team, organized a high school tennis tournament for serveral years, served on the tennis committee at Odell Weeks, and is a current board member of the Aiken Area Community Tennis Association.  His wife Debbie is an active league player, their son Alex played junior, high school, and college tennis and their daughter Kaitlin played league tennis as well.  Roy is a career banker and is currently the CFO of Security Federal Bank.

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Northwest Area Director
 
Craig Wells of Six Mile is the Northwest Area Director serving Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, Abbeville, and Greenwood counties.  He also serves as the chairman of the grievance committee, and a member of the by-laws & policies committee.  Craig is certified as a USPTA teaching professional and is an accredited professional coach.  He retired from active duty after 25 years in the Army Corps of Engineers. 
 
 
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Barbara Jones
Southeast Area Director

Barbara L. Jones is the Southeast Area Director. She served as a presidential appointee to the USTA South Carolina Board of Directors in 2013. She has served on several USTA South Carolina Committees including the Jr. Team Tennis Committee and presently the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is also a board member of the Lowcountry Youth Tennis Association.

Currently she is executive director of the St. George Youth Sports League and under her direction they received the 2012 South Carolina Community Tennis Association Award of the Year. Barbara also received the 2010 USTA SC Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year Award.

Barbara practiced nursing for 32 years as a registered nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner with the New York City Department of Health and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. After retiring in December 2000 she became an adjunct clinical instructor at New York University in their Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program. 

In 2005 she and her husband, Grady, relocated to St. George,South Carolina. They have four children and three grandchildren. Barbara is passionate about promoting and growing the sport of tennis to our youth, especially those in the underserved areas.

Presidential Appointees

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Tim Driscoll
Presidential Appointee

Tim Driscoll has been instrumental in helping grow tennis in the Greenville area. Driscoll serves as the director of tennis for the Greenville County Recreation District. He also plays a crucial role in helping more kids experience the popular Greenville Junior Team Tennis program, one of the largest and most successful JTT programs in the country.of South Carolina where she is very involved in the Tennis on Campus program.

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Carlos Lozano
Presidential Appointee

Carlos Lozano is the director of tennis at the Rockbridge Club in Columbia. Prior to that, Lozano worked as the head tennis professional and director of junior programs at the Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island. Before that, Lozano spent 11 years at the Topspin Racquet and Swim Club in Lexington, South Carolina. Lozano grew up in Mexico City but played collegiate tennis at Brigham Young University. In 2014, Lozano was named the USTA South Carolina and USTA Southern Tennis Professional of the Year.

Sam is a student at the University of South Carolina where she is very involved in the Tennis on Campus program.

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Bob Masella
Legal Counsel 

Columbia attorney Robert Masella attended Winthrop College in 1985, where he was an All-American soccer player. He then went on to join the business world and excelled, becoming one of the top producers nationwide for a Fortune 100 Company. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1992 and focused on studying workers' compensation, substantive and procedural criminal law and personal injury. Masella also is an avid tennis player. Among his accolades: Being named the 2010 USTA Southern Wheelchair Player of the Year.

 

 
 
 
 
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