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New Members to the National Board of Directors are Nominated

September 13, 2006 07:32 PM

USTA NOMINATES JANE BROWN GRIMES
AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT

New Slate of Members Announced for the USTA Board of Directors

The USTA Nominating Committee today announced the nomination of Jane Brown Grimes as USTA Chairman of the Board and President to serve a two-year term in 2007-2008. Brown Grimes, who is currently completing a two-year term as USTA First Vice President, is scheduled to take office January 1, 2007. She will become the second female Chairman of the Board and President in USTA history.
In addition to her USTA Board responsibilities, Brown Grimes also serves on the USTA Investment Committee, the ITF Fed Cup Committee and the Grand Slam Committee.  A member of the Tennis in the Parks Task Force, she has previously held positions on the USTA Board as Secretary-Treasurer and Director at Large. 
Brown Grimes, who has spent more than 25 years involved in the world of tennis, became Executive Director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1981 and later served as its President and CEO, during which time she oversaw a major restoration of the Hall of Fame's historic buildings and grounds in Newport, R.I.  She was also Tournament Director of both ATP and WTA Tour events in Newport, and she continues her relationship with the Hall of Fame to this day as its President Emeritus. 
For a period of five years, Brown Grimes was Managing Director of the Women's Tennis Council and presided over an unprecedented period of growth in women's professional tennis.  In 1991, she was presented with the David Gray Special Service Award for outstanding contributions to the WTA Tour.  Previous recipients of the award include Billie Jean King and Chris Evert. 
Brown Grimes serves as Director of the Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association, an inner-city grassroots program located in Wilmington, Del.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Brown Grimes is married to Charles Grimes and resides in Chadds Ford, Pa.  She has three children.  Brown Grimes is a member of the USTA Middle States Section.
In addition to the Brown Grimes nomination, the following people have been nominated in the new slate of elected Officers and Directors of the USTA Board:
Lucy S. Garvin of Greenville, SC, and the USTA Southern Section is nominated for First Vice President. Garvin, who recently served two terms as Vice President, was previously Director at Large of the Board for one term and also served as President of the USTA Southern Section.  She is Board Liaison to the USTA Sections and the Tennis in the Public Parks Task Force and a member of the Board's Strategic Planning and Compensation Committees.  She also represents the USTA on the ITF Junior Competitions Committee and is a member of the USTA's International Committee.  She was inducted into the USTA Southern Section Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.
Joseph A. Grover of Midland, MI, and the USTA Midwest Section is nominated for his first term as Vice President of the USTA Board after serving as Director at Large. He currently serves as Board Liaison to the USTA Sections and the Adult/Senior Council and is a member of the Board's Audit Committee. He has served on the USTA Youth Competition and Training, USA League Tennis, Information Technology and Nominating Committees.
Gordon A. Smith of Atlanta, GA, and the USTA Southern Section is nominated for his second term as Vice President after serving as Director at Large on the USTA Board of Directors.  He is currently a member of the Board's Budget, Compensation, and Strategic Planning Committees.  A former President of the USTA Southern Section, Smith served on the USTA Public Affairs Committee and was Board Liaison to the Community Player Council.  He previously was Chair and Vice-Chair of the USTA Constitution and Rules Committee.
Donald L. Tisdel of Lake Oswego, OR, and the USTA Pacific Northwest Section is nominated as Secretary-Treasurer after serving his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board.  He currently serves as Board Liaison to the Service Council, chairs the Board's Audit Committee and is a member of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee. 
Katrina Adams of White Plains, NY, is one of three elite athletes and a USTA Eastern Section member, is nominated for her second term as Director at Large of the USTA Board.  She currently serves as Board Liaison to the Professional Council and as a member of the Board's Budget Committee.   Adams played on the WTA Tour from 1988-1999.  She was a USTA National Coach and served on the USTA Executive, and Player Development Committees. Adams is a television analyst for The Tennis Channel and is the Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program.
The Honorable David N. Dinkins of New York, NY, and the USTA Eastern Section is nominated for his fifth term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.  The 106th Mayor of New York City, Dinkins is a former Board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and a current board member of the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL). He currently serves as Board Liaison to the Operations Council and as Ambassador at Large.
Pat Galbraith, of Bainbridge Island, WA,  is one of three elite athletes and a member of the Pacific Northwest Section, is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board. A member of the 1996 Davis Cup team, he won the US Open Mixed Doubles Championship in 1994 and 1996 and ended 1993 ranked No.1 in Men's Doubles. Galbraith served two years as a member of the ATP Player Council.
Dave Haggerty, of Pennington, NJ and the Middle States Section is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the Board of Directors. He currently is the CEO/President of Head USA and Penn Racquet Sports, serves on the Board of the USTA Middle States Section and Chairs the USTA Section Marketing and Public Relations Committee. He will begin a two year term as Tennis Industry Association President in January 2007. He was the number No.1 singles player at George Washington University for four years.
Brian Hainline of Douglaston, NY and the Eastern Section is been nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.  He currently serves as Council Chair of the USTA Professional Council.  Since 1992, he has served as Chief Medical Officer for the US Open. He has been a member of the ITF Sport Science and Medicine Commission since 1993 and has been Chair of the Commission since 2003. He has been on the Tennis Anti-Doping Program Review Board (ITF, ATP and WTA) since 1994 and a member of the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Medical Commission since 1999.
John Korff of Honolulu, HI, of the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section is nominated for his second term as Director at Large of the USTA Board.  He currently serves as Board Liaison to the Community Tennis Association Council and on the Board's Budget Committee.  Korff has staged WTA tournaments and national championships for 25 years and has served on the USTA Davis Cup Committee.
Trevor Kronemann, of Irvine, CA, is of three elite athletes and a member of the Southern California Section, is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board. He played on the ATP Tour from 1990-98 and was a six-time All American (four singles, two doubles) at UC-Irvine from 1987-90.  He served as Vice President for the ATP Tour Player Council in 1997.  Previously he sat on the USTA Nominating Committee and Budget and Finance Committee.
Bill Rivera, of El Paso, TX and the Southwest Section is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board.  He currently chairs the Hispanic Participation Task Force and has served as Vice Chair for the Multicultural Participation Committee. Rivera served over 40 years as a University administrator as faculty. 
Jon Vegosen, of Chicago, IL and the Midwest Section is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board. He currently is the Chair of the USTA Collegiate Committee and is the Vice President of the Midwest Section as well as Vice President of the Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation.
The new officers and members of the board are scheduled to take office January 1, 2007, following an election by the USTA's 17 Sections.

 

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