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2021-22 Administrative Division Committees



Constitution & Rules Committee:

The USTA Southern Constitution & Rules Committee is responsible for:

1) Safekeeping of the original Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules, and all amendments, changes and deletions thereof; 2) Obtaining and maintaining the Constitution, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of each State Association, the Southern Tennis Foundation and all state foundations; 3) Reviewing the form of proposed new provisions or amendments to the USTA Southern Constitution and Bylaws and Regulations to reduce ambiguity, promote clarity and keep all provisions of the same in conformity with each other, and insure proper conformity with the USTA Constitution and Bylaws; 4) Providing advice to the Board of Directors on matters concerning the Committee's areas of responsibility.

Helen Smith - Chair
Bob Peiffer - Vice Chair
Ashley Massengale - Board Liaison
Paula Locke - Staff Liaison 
Linda Paige
Al Pennington
Susan Sullivan

Finance & Budget Review Committee:

The USTA Southern Finance & Budget Review Committee is responsible for preparing the annual proposed budgets for the Board of Directors.

John Herring - Chair
Donna Gast  - Vice Chair & Board Liaison
Jay Boyd
Randy Jackson
Brett Schwartz
Jennifer Gregg - ED Liaison
John Callen - Staff Liaison

Grievance Committee:

The USTA Southern Grievance Committee is responsible for duties set forth in the USTA Southern Bylaws and Grievance Procedures, including enforcement of the Standards of Conduct and the USTA Southern Rules and Regulations, and investigation of all program related complaints. All grievance actions arising out of USTA or USTA Southern Adult League Programs and Jr. Team Tennis will be administered according to appropriate League Regulations.

Bruce Kingsdorf - Chair
Carol Alan - Vice Chair
Drew Meyers - Board Liaison
Maria Cercone, Paula Locke - Staff Liaisons
Deborah Foster-Smith
Rebel Good
Mike Terrell

Investments Committee:

The USTA Southern Investments Committee is responsible for overseeing the investments of the Association and for making recommendations to the Board of Directors on related financial matters.

Dennis Covington - Chair
Mark Dillon - Vice Chair
Bill McGugin - Board Liaison
John Callen - Staff Liaison 
Emily Becker
Terry Bunnell
Dom Masciantonio


Audit Committee:

The USTA Southern Audit Committee is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors in its oversight of financial statements of the Association. It oversees the engagement of the independent auditors to assure association compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The committee recommends policy standards for, and is involved in, risk assessment and risk management.

John Herring - Chair
Donna Gast
Randy Jackson
Bill McGugin
Brett Schwartz

Human Resources Committee:

The USTA Southern Human Resources Committee is responsible for oversight of personnel and compensation matters of the Association and recommends actions to the Board of Directors for approval and implementation.

Brett Schwartz - Chair
John Herring
Randy Jackson
Ashley Massengale
Drew Meyers

Nominating Committee:

The USTA Southern Nominating Committee is elected biannually to nominate future officers of the Association. Composition and responsibilities are specified in the USTA Southern Bylaws.

Bonnie Vandegrift - Chair
Andrew Feldman - Staff Liaison
Karen Newman Morgan
Paul Pittman
Jenifer Tucker
Derek White

State Presidents Group:

The State Presidents Group provides a forum for State Association Presidents to discuss issues of common interest and develop recommendations for the USTA Southern Board of Directors to enhance the overall operations of the Section and State Associations.

Cookie Guarini - NC - Chair
Tony Tumlin - AL
Gary Jones - AR
Mark Botsch - GA

Michael Eden - KY
Jay Boyd - LA
Jimmie Coins - MS
James McKissick - SC
Eric Voges - TN

Legal Advisor:

The USTA Southern Legal Counsel advises the Association on all legal matters.

Cheri Grosvenor

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