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Lucy Garvin Officially Nominated as USTA Chairman of the Board and President

September 24, 2008 02:23 PM

The USTA Nominating Committee has announced the nomination of Lucy S. Garvin as USTA Chairman of the Board and President to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2009. Garvin, who has served on the USTA Board of Directors for eight years and is currently completing a two-year term as First Vice President, is a staunch volunteer who has dedicated more than 30 years to growing the sport of tennis at every level around the country. She will become the third female Chairman of the Board and President in USTA history.
In addition to her USTA Board responsibilities, Garvin, will continue to serve as a member of the Compensation and International Committees, and represent the USTA on the Grand Slam Committee and the ITF Junior Competitions Committee. She will also remain on the Board of USTA Serves – Foundation for Academics, Character, Excellence, as well as the National Public Parks Tennis Association. Garvin was recently elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

Lucy Garvin

A former President of the USTA Southern Section, Garvin was inducted into the USTA Southern Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2005. In 1996, the South Carolina Tennis Association established the Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year Award in her honor, and she was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.
Garvin previously served as Board Liaison to the USTA Sections, to the Tennis in the Public Parks Task Force and to the Administration Division. She has been a member of the board’s Strategic Planning and Compensation Committees, the Budget Committee and the Diversity Guide Team. She also served as Council Co-Chair of the Community Development Division and chaired the USTA Section Presidents and Adult/Senior Recreation Committees. She was the USTA Southern Section Delegate and the Chairwoman of the USTA Delegates Assembly.
After attaining her degree in Nursing, she made a major career change in 1975, when she began working within the tennis industry at a facility in Greenville, S.C., and then established a consulting business for the management and marketing of tennis facilities throughout the South. During her lengthy tennis career, Garvin has fostered a stronger working relationship between the USTA and its tennis industry partners. A Certified Referee for the past 31 years, Garvin also serves as the referee for the Southern Junior Designated Tournament as well as the Girls’ 12 National Open. She played sanctioned tournaments from 1976 to 1990 and won a number of doubles titles at the local, state and sectional levels.
Lucy and her husband, Bob, also an avid tennis player, have two children, both of whom were ranked junior and collegiate players. The Garvins reside in Greenville, South Carolina, where they are all members of the USTA Southern Section.


In addition to the Garvin nomination, the following people have also been nominated in the new slate of elected Officers and Directors of the USTA Board:
Jonathan Vegosen, of Chicago, Ill., and the USTA Midwest Section, is currently a Director at Large of the USTA and has been nominated as First Vice President. He serves as Board Liaison to the Player Development Council and as a member of the Budget Committee. Vegosen was Chair of the USTA Collegiate Committee, as well as Vice President and Board member of the Midwest Section, and Vice President of the Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and is a member of the Board of Directors of USTA Serves. Vegosen received his B.A. from Northwestern University, where he was captain of the varsity tennis team, and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He now practices law in Chicago.
Joseph A. Grover of Richmond, Va., and the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section, is re-nominated to his current position as Vice President of the USTA. He is Chair of the Audit Committee, Vice Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee and serves as a Board Liaison to the USTA Sections. During his two-year term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors, Grover served as Board Liaison to the USTA Sections and to the Adult/Senior Council, and was a member of the board’s Audit Committee.
David A. Haggerty, of Pennington, N.J., and the USTA Middle States Section, is currently a Director at Large on the USTA Board of Directors and has been nominated as Vice President. A member of the Strategic Planning Committee and Budget Committee, he also serves as Board Liaison to the Community Tennis Council-Green Group. A six-year member of the USTA Middle States Section Board, he began a two-year term as Tennis Industry Association President in January 2007. Since 2003, Haggerty has served as the CEO and President of Head USA and Penn Racquet Sports.
Donald L. Tisdel of Lake Oswego, Ore., and the USTA Pacific Northwest Section, is renominated to his current position as Secretary-Treasurer on the USTA Board of Directors. He is Chair of the Budget Committee, Vice Chair of the Investment Committee, a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, and is a member of the Board of Directors of USTA Serves. Tisdel is co-founder of the Northwest Capital Appreciation equity firm, and was previously CEO of the Far West Federal Bank and Orbanco Financial Services.
Karin J. Buchholz, of Westchester County, N.Y., and the USTA Eastern Section, has been nominated for her first term as a Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. Currently Vice President of Community Relations and Fan Development with the New York Knicks, Buchholz has a rich history with tennis, leading a national industry initiative to grow the game by exposing it to new audiences. She served as the Executive Director and head tennis professional for the Harlem Junior Tennis Program, which was honored as one of President George Bush's 1000 Daily Points of Light. She was a scholarship player at the University of Arizona, and spent three years playing professionally.
Steven K. Champlin, of Wayzata, Minn., and the USTA Northern Section, is nominated for his first Director at Large term with the USTA Board of Directors. He has served the USTA in numerous capacities on a sectional and national level since the early 1980s, most recently on the Grievance Committee and as Vice Chair of the Board Strategic Planning Committee. Champlin is a partner of the Dorsey & Whitney LLP law firm.
Hon. David N. Dinkins of New York City and the USTA Eastern Section, is nominated for his sixth 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 serves as Board Liaison to the Advocacy Task Force and is a member of the Board of Directors for USTA Serves.
Walter E. Massey, of Chicago, Ill. and the Midwest Section, is nominated as a Director at Large for the USTA Board of Directors. A renowned physicist and former director of the National Science Foundation, Dr. Massey has excelled as a leader in science, business, and education. The former President of Morehouse College (1995-2007) serves or has served as a board member to several of America's leading companies, including Bank of America, BP Oil, Motorola, and McDonalds.
Pamela J. Sloan, of Stockton, Calif., and the USTA Northern California Section, is nominated for her first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. Currently Vice Chair of the USTA Tennis in the Parks Committee and the Sectional Delegates, Sloan has served on countless USTA committees at the local, sectional and national level. She is currently the Director of Parks and Recreation for Stockton, where she plans, develops, operates and maintains all of the City’s parks, landscape districts and recreation facilities.
Carol J. Welder, of Austin, Texas, and the USTA Texas Section, is nominated as a Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors for a first term. She currently serves as Chair of the USTA Membership Services Committee, on the Executive and Management Committees for the Texas Section and on the Board of the Austin Sports Commission. Welder spent nine years as the Executive Director of the Capital Area Tennis Association in Austin, and has been an integral part of the growth of tennis in Texas, as an instructor, leader and child advocate.
Katrina M. Adams of White Plains, N.Y., and the USTA Eastern Section, is nominated for a third term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. A television analyst for Tennis Channel, Adams played on the WTA Tour for 12 years and achieved a career-high doubles ranking of No. 8 in 1989. In 2008, she was inducted into the Chicago District Tennis Association Hall of Fame. She was a USTA National Coach and served on the USTA Executive, and Player Development Committees. She serves as a member of the Budget Committee as well as a member of the Board of Directors of USTA Serves.
Tommy Ho, of Houston, Texas, and the USTA Texas Section, is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. At 15, Ho was the youngest player to ever compete at the U.S. Open, but was forced to leave the game at age 24 due to a chronic back injury in 1997. He achieved a career high ranking of 85 in singles and 13 in doubles. Ho is currently a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry International.
Patrick J. Galbraith, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and the USTA Pacific Northwest, is nominated for a second term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. He is a member of the Investment Committee and Board Liaison to the Professional Tennis Council. Previously, Galbraith served two years as a member of the ATP Player Council. A professional tennis player from 1989-2000, Galbraith is a two-time winner of the US Open Mixed Doubles Championship. He ended 1993 as the No. 1-ranked men’s doubles team with partner Grant Connell, and went on to win the World Doubles Championship in 1995. Galbraith was a member of the 1996 Davis Cup team and finished his career with 36 doubles titles. He is currently Vice President - Investments for UBS Financial Service, Inc.

 

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