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Andrews, Rubin Join Haggerty As USTA Board Nominees

October 7, 2012 04:49 PM
The USTA Nominating Committee has announced the nomination of David A. Haggerty as USTA Chairman of the Board and President to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2013. Haggerty has served on the USTA Board of Directors for six years and is currently completing a two-year term as First Vice President. He is a member of the Budget, International, Major Construction Oversight and Compensation committees, and represents the USTA on the Grand Slam Committee and the ITF Women’s Circuit Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for USTA Serves.
 
Prior to his appointment as President, Haggerty served as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Executive committees. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the Budget Committee. Haggerty also served for six years on the Board of Directors of the USTA Middle States Section including two years as Vice President and he served nationally as Chair of the USTA Section Marketing and Public Relations Committee, 2005-06 and Strategic Planning in 2009-2010. Haggerty served a two-year term as President of the Tennis Industry Association from January 2007 to January 2009, and has served on the TIA’s Executive Committee for more than 20 years.
 
Two board nominees are members of USTA Southern: Andy Andrews, of Raleigh, N.C., and Chanda Rubin, of Lafayette, La.
 
Alexander "Andy" Boyd Andrews IV is nominated for his first term as Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. Andrews oversees development, acquisitions, strategic planning, construction and financing of eco-friendly commercial and residential projects throughout North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. Before entering the real estate field, Alexander played on the World Professional Tennis Tour (ATP) for five years. Andy won over nineteen professional titles and reached the semifinals in doubles of the US Open and the doubles finals of the Australian Open. He was a USTA Southern section Delegate at Large, Secretary of the Board of Directors USTA Southern Section and a current member of the USTA Junior Competition and the USTA Collegiate Varsity Committees.
 
Chanda Rubin is nominated for her second term as an Elite Athlete and a Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. She is the Board Liaison to the Player Development Council and a member of the Budget Committee. Rubin, a former professional tennis player who reached a career high ranking of No. 5 in the world, competed on the U.S. Olympic Team, the U.S. Pan-American Team and on the U.S. Fed Cup team. She won seven WTA Tour singles titles and 10 doubles titles, including the 1996 Australian Open Doubles title with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. She was a trustee of the Southern Tennis Patron’s Foundation, and a 2009 inductee into the USTA Southern Tennis Hall of Fame.
 
Another nominee has a strong connection to Southern. Brian Vahaly, of Washington, D.C., lived for many years in Atlanta. He is nominated for his first term as an Elite Athlete and a Director at Large of the USTA Board of Directors. He is currently CEO of HADPRO, LLC – a portfolio company of the private equity fund, McLean Capital in Washington, D.C. He is one of three elite athletes on the USTA Board of Directors, having played professionally for seven years, reaching a career-high ATP World Tour ranking of No. 64 in 2003 and winning 10 singles titles on the USTA Pro Circuit and ITF Circuit. A member of the 1997 U.S. National Team, Vahaly was an All-American at the University of Virginia in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and was runner-up at the NCAA singles champion as a senior, leaving the school as the Cavaliers’ all-time winningest player graduating with a double major of finance and marketing. In 2003, he founded the Brian Vahaly Brighter Future Foundation, dedicated to promoting community service through tennis.
 

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