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USTA Florida Announces New Board of Directors

January 7, 2009 10:05 AM

2009-2010 USTA Florida Board of Directors
Front row (l-r): Dan Casey, Barbara Manzo, Susan Allshouse, Karen MacFarland,
Bob Pfaender and Adam Ross. Middle row (l-r): Robert Hollis, Celia Rehm, Bruce
Boiko, Nancy Horowitz and Chuck Collier. Back row (l-r): Phil Girardi, Sandi Pardon,
Judy Foster, Barbara Wong and Donn Davis. Not Pictured: Terri Florio

USTA Florida is pleased to announce the association’s new board of directors for 2009-2010. Reported first at its 59th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Weekend at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Dec. 5-7, the meeting finalized the transition of the 2009-2010 USTA Florida administration with the induction of a new board followed by the election of a new Nominating Committee.

Serving as the organization’s new president is Donn Davis of Punta Gorda. Donn will serve a two year term and leads fellow Executive Committee members and USTA Florida volunteers Dan Casey of Palm Beach Gardens (president-elect), Robert Hollis of Lakeland (vice president), Nancy Horowitz of Pembroke Pines (treasurer), Barbara Manzo of Ft. Myers (secretary), Bob Pfaender of St. Cloud (vice president) and Celia Rehm of Jacksonville (past-president).

Donn was introduced to the tennis business at the West Side Tennis Club in Sinking Spring, Pa. in 1975 and spent three years there as a teaching pro and program director. Donn has been involved with USTA Florida since 2000 and has served on the board of directors, the Volunteer Tennis Council, chaired the Regional Directors Committee and the Nominating Committee, was District 13 Director, vice president, president-elect, and also serves as president of the Charlotte County Community Tennis Association.

“The next two years will present some unique challenges given the state of the economy, but USTA Florida is well positioned financially,” he said. “We are fortunate to have a great staff and volunteer group to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves, and as a group, we look forward to growing our business together.”

USTA Florida Executive Director, Doug Booth, is confident that the organization will thrive under the new leadership.

“We continue to have excellent volunteer leadership to set the direction of our association,” he said. “To adapt, we are making changes in our organizational structure to help ensure that the growth of tennis remains strong in Florida.”

Rounding out USTA Florida’s board of directors are Directors at Large Bruce Boiko of Coconut Grove (chair, Bylaws and Governance Committee), Chuck Collier of Mulberry (chair, League Tennis Council), Judy Foster of Clearwater (USTA Florida Section Foundation liaison), Phil Girardi of St. Petersburg (chair, Recreational Tennis Council), Karen MacFarland of Tallahassee (chair, Community Tennis Council), Sandi Pardon of Miami (chair, Volunteers Council) and Barbara Wong of Melbourne (chair, Diversity Committee). Susan Allshouse of Delray Beach (region 6), Terri Florio of Jacksonville (region 2) and Adam Ross of Plantation (region 8) will serve as Regional Representatives.






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