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2017-18 Marketing Division Committees


Awards Committee:

The USTA Southern Awards Committee is responsible for: 1) Developing and administering an awards selection procedure and ceremony that will honor individuals and organizations that significantly contribute to and serve the game of tennis in the Southern Section; 2) Administer selection process of award winners in early October; 3) Help with set up of the J. Randolph Gregson Awards Ceremony which is held at the USTA Southern Annual Meeting; 4) Attend ceremony to support and congratulate award winners. (2019 ceremony is Jan. 19, 2019.) 

Laura Weygandt - Chairman
Karen Holbrook - Vice Chairman
Ted Reese - BL
Jay Boyd
Dell Kelly
Michael Loflin
Brooke Greene - Staff

Marketing Committee:

The USTA Southern Marketing Committee is responsible for developing plans to maximize the promotion of 1) Growth and awareness of tennis in the USTA Southern Section 2) USTA Southern brand awareness and engagement through traditional and non-traditional avenues 3) USTA Southern programs and improving the player experience 4) Increase sponsor and other revenue opportunities within the Association. The Committee will continually evaluate marketing opportunities to produce a positive impact on the growth of tennis in the Southern Section. 

Mark Rogers - Chairman
Jeannie Wainwright - Vice Chairman
Marcy Hirshberg - BL
William Dilday Jr.
Lisa Lauck
Patricia Todd
Shelby Fitzpatrick - Staff

Partnerships Subc.

Hunter Hines - Chair
Kristin Curcio
Sadietou Mayou
Lori Ochsner
Shelby Fitzpatrick - Staff

Public Relations Committee:

The USTA Southern Public Relations Committee is responsible for: 1) Coordination of all matters relating to public relations; 2) supporting USTA and USTA Southern initiatives to grow tennis; 3) Working with the States and CTAs in developing an awareness of tennis and USTA activities in the Section; 4) Assisting in enhancing website presentations; 5) Serving as an advisory group to determine the most effective means of media usage.

Billy Trott - Chairman
James McKissick - Vice Chariman
Ted Reese - BL
Kyle Blackburn
Sonny Marks
Eleanora Mauritson
Druid Michaels
Leslie Olejnik
Ron Cioffi - Staff

Tennis Professionals Committee:

The USTA Southern Tennis Professionals Committee is responsible for maximizing the coordination and communication with certified Southern professionals to aid in their delivery of tennis and serve as a conduit through which special information concerning USTA programs may be communicated to the general Tennis Professional Community. This committee provides a medium for debate of new ideas and concepts which may advance the mission of USTA Southern and the sport of tennis including healthy discussion between PTR and USPTA members who reside in USTA Southern. 

Neil Witherow - Chairman
Brenton James - Vice Chairman
Brett Schwartz - BL
Fred Burdick
Tom Daglis
Muriel Beth Hopkins
Thomas Ruth
Dan Santorum
Bill Ozaki - Staff

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