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Spencer Elected USTA Southern President

October 25, 2012 10:13 AM
Bud Spencer
Bud Spencer
 
Mike McNulty
Mike McNulty
 
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Eleanora Mauritson
 
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Jane Gamble
 
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Ted Reese
Paula Hale
Paula Hale
 
Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson
 
Derek White
Derek White
 
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Dennis Miller
 
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Paul Pittman
 
USTA Southern announced James "Bud" Spencer, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., has been elected USTA Southern Board of Directors President and CEO for the 2013-2014 term by the USTA Southern Nominating Committee. Spencer had held the post of USTA Southern Board of Directors Executive Vice President.
 
Paula Hale, of Raleigh, N.C., was elected to the post of Executive Vice President for the same term. She had been a Vice President of the Section.
 
The nominations for the 2013-2014 term were affirmed Jan. 11 at the 2013 USTA Southern Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Spencer will head the largest of the U.S. Tennis Association’s 17 Sections, representing nearly 25 percent of the national membership in nine states.
 
Spencer also serves as Chair of the BB&T Atlanta Open Steering Committee and a member of the USTA Southern Human Resources Committee. Spencer served as USTA South Carolina President and Chairman of the Board in 2004 and 2005. He has been a member of the USTA Southern Board of Directors since 2007 and has been active for over 15 years from the local to the national levels. He was the recipient of the Charlie B. Morris Service Award. He is a past Chairman of the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, a charitable association that supports the sport of tennis in the state.
 
Mike McNulty, who had served as President for the last two years, was elected USTA Delegate. He is currently the USTA Nominating Committee Chairman and a member of the BB&T Atlanta Open Steering and  the USTA Southern Human Resources Committees. Among his many accomplishments, he has volunteered as USTA Southern Executive Vice President, Vice President and Delegate At Large, as well as Chairman of the USTA Southern Constitution and Rules Committee and the Atlanta Tennis Championships Steering Committee. He also volunteered as USTA Louisiana President. He received the USTA Southern and USTA Louisiana’s President’s Award and has also been named "One of the Best Lawyers in America."
 
Hale, who had served as USTA Southern Vice President, also volunteers as Chairman of the USTA Southern Human Resources Committee and as a member of the Audit and BB&T Atlanta Open Steering Committees. She is a past President of USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation, along with having been a former Chairman of the USTA Southern State Presidents Committee. She was honored in 2005 with USTA Southern's Jacobs Bowl Award.
 
Elected as USTA Southern Vice Presidents were Randy Jackson, of Fort Smith, Ark.; Bonnie Vandegrift, of Asheville, N.C. and Derek White, of Savannah, Ga. Eleanora Mauritson, of Fairhope, Ala. was elected Secretary. Dennis Miller, of Madison, Miss., was elected Treasurer.
 
Jackson volunteers as a member of the USTA Southern Human Resources Committee. He has served as USTA Arkansas President, USTA Southern Delegate At Large and Chairman of the Southern State Presidents Group and on the USTA Southern Awards Subcommittee.
 
Vandergrift had volunteered as USTA Southern Delegate At Large. She was the longtime Vice Chair of the USTA League and Chairman of the USTA Southern Adult Leagues Committees. She currently serves on the boards of USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation. She has served as President of USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation.
 
White currently serves as USTA Southern Vice President and as a member of USTA Southern Audit Committee. White is a former President of the Macon Tennis Association and USTA Southern Delegate At Large. Other positions include Chairman of the USTA Southern Grievance Committee, a member of USTA Tennis Rules and Regulations and as USTA Southern’s representative for the USTA Operations Council.
 
Formerly a USTA Southern Delegate At Large, Mauritson is also served Chairman of the USTA Southern Awards Committee and Vice Chairman of the USTA Southern Public Relations Committee. Additionally, she is a trustee of the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation and a member of the USTA Awards Committee. She served as USTA Alabama President.
 
Miller volunteers as the Chairman of the USTA Southern Finance & Budget and Audit Committees and as a member of the Section's Human Resource Committee. Previously he served a member of the USTA Southern Community Development Committee and a member of the USTA Advocacy and Public Affairs Committee. He is also President of USTA Mississippi and served as its Treasurer. Miller volunteered as Chairman of the USTA Southern State Presidents Committee.
 
Elected to serve as a USTA Southern Directors-at-Large were: Jane Gamble, of Paducah, Ky.; Paul Pittman, of Florence, S.C. and Ted Reese, of Holly Springs, N.C. All three delegates have volunteered as president of their respective state USTA organizations.
 
Elected to the USTA Southern Section Nominating Committee were: McNulty (as chair); Sharon Gault, of Greenville, Miss.; Susan Habeeb, of Louisville, Ky.; Rex Maynard, of Belton, S.C. and Randy Stephens, of Macon, Ga.
 

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