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Key Southern Section Volunteers Nominated for 2003-2004 USTA Board of Directors

September 26, 2002 09:26 AM

The USTA today announced its nominations for officers and directors at large of the USTA Board of Directors to serve during 2003-2004. Lucy Garvin of Greenville, SC and Kurt Kamperman of Hilton Head, South Carolina, both long time active and influential volunteers in USTA Southern Section, were nominated for the positions of USTA Vice President and Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors, respectively.

Lucy S. Garvin of Greenville, South Carolina is nominated for Vice President of the USTA for the new term. Previously, Ms. Garvin who was a Director at Large of the Board for one term, also served as President of the USTA Southern Section. She is Board Liaison to the Administration Division, a member of the Board Budget Committee and serves as a Board Liaison to the USTA Sections.

Kurt Kamperman of Hilton Head, South Carolina is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. Kamperman, who is currently the President of the Tennis Industry Association, has been active in the tennis industry for more than 25 years.

Current USTA President, Merv Heller, will serve on the 2003-2004 Board of Directors as Immediate Past President.

Alan G. Schwartz has been nominated Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the USTA. Schwartz is currently serving a two-year term as First Vice President of the USTA and has been a member of USTA Board of Directors since 1995.

Below are other USTA Board of Directors to serve during 2003-2004:

  • Franklin R. Johnson, of Los Angeles, California, is nominated First Vice President of the USTA.
  • Michael E. Kohlhoff of Lake Oswego, Oregon and the USTA Pacific Northwest Section is nominated to serve a second term as Vice President of the USTA.
  • Jane G. Brown, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and the USTA Middle States Section, is nominated as Secretary-Treasurer of the USTA for 2003-2004.
  • James S. Chaffin of Dallas, TX and the USTA Texas Section is nominated for a second term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.
  • David N. Dinkins of New York City and the Eastern Section is nominated for his third 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 NYJTL and PTR.
  • Zina Garrison of Houston, TX and the USTA Texas Section is nominated for her second term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. Garrison spent 15 years on the professional tour and currently serves as the Coach for the U.S. Fed Cup team. In 1992 she began the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Academy in Houston for inner-city children.
  • James R. Baugh of Chicago, Illinois and the USTA Midwest Section is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.
  • Martin H. Blackman of Silver Spring, Maryland and the USTA Middle States Section has been nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.
  • Jack Moter of Winchester, Massachusetts and the USA Tennis New England Section is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.
  • Joaquim Rasgado, Jr. of Cooper City, Florida and the USTA Florida Section is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors.
  • David Wheaton of Tonka Bay, Minnesota and the USTA Northern Section has been nominated for a first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. Wheaton, who achieved an ATP ranking of No.12 in 1991, was a member of the 1993 US Davis Cup team.

The new officers and members of the board are scheduled to take office January 1, 2003, following a review by the USTA’s 17 Sections and the elite athletes.

The United States Tennis Association is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and is a non-profit organization with more than 660,000 members. It owns and operates the US Open and selects the teams that compete in Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It invests all its resources to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grass roots to the professional levels.

 

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