Brian Vahaly, Director at Large
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Brian Vahaly began serving a first two-year term on the USTA Board of Directors in January 2013. One of three elite athletes on the board, he is the board liaison to the Player Development Council and serves as a member of the Investment Committee.
Vahaly played professionally for seven years, winning 10 singles titles on the USTA Pro Circuit and ITF Circuit. He peaked at a career-best No. 64 in the world in 2003, when he reached the quarterfinals in Indian Wells and the semifinals in Memphis. He competed in the main draws of all four Grand Slam events during his career, reaching the second round at Wimbledon in 2003.
Vahaly graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in finance and business management. He was an Academic All-American for the Virginia tennis team, a team captain for his last two years at the school and a three-time All-American, 1999-2001. In 2001, he reached the NCAA singles final and the NCAA doubles semifinals and was named Virginia’s all-sports Male Athlete of the Year. As a junior player in 1997, he won the Easter Bowl and was named a member of the U.S. national team.
After retiring from professional tennis, Vahaly went on to a career in business, working at UBS Financial Services in Atlanta before moving to McLean Capital, a private equity fund in Washington, D.C., in 2009. He remains as a board member on one of McLean Capital's portfolio companies and recently became the Chief Operating Officer of Everyone On.
Vahaly has also been active in community programs. In 2003, he founded the Brian Vahaly Brighter Future Foundation in Atlanta, dedicated to promoting academics and community service through tennis, and he continues to serve as the foundation’s president and CEO.
Vahaly lives in Washington and is a member of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section.