Dale G. Caldwell
Dale G. Caldwell began serving a first two-year term as a Director at Large on the USTA Board of Directors in January 2011. He is the Chair of the Strategic and Creative Planning Committee and serves as the Board Liaison to the Opportunity and Education Council.
Previously, Caldwell served in numerous capacities for the USTA Eastern Section, including as the section’s President, 2006-08, and Delegate, 2009-10. Nationally, he served as Chair of the Tennis On Campus Committee, as Vice Chair of the Tennis Innovation Committee, and as a member of the Section Leadership Team and the Schools Committee.
Caldwell has enjoyed a long association with tennis. He was the No. 1 player on his high school team in New Haven, Conn., and played on the Princeton University men’s tennis team, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Caldwell earned his certification as a Level 1 USPTA teaching professional in 1985 and garnered a men’s singles ranking in the Middle States section while earning his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
In addition to his work with USTA Eastern, Caldwell has held numerous senior management positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Influence, LLC, which utilizes his trademarked "Intelligent Influence" framework to help corporate clients increase productivity and profitability. Previously, Caldwell served as the CEO of Tempus Management Consulting, LLC, as the Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, as the Executive Director of the Newark Alliance and as Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting. He has also authored the books, "Tennis in New York" and "School to Work to Success."
Caldwell has been an active volunteer inside and outside tennis, particularly focusing on educational causes in New Jersey. In 2006, he served as the volunteer curator for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s "Breaking the Barriers" exhibition representing the important history of blacks in tennis.
Caldwell has been recognized in all fields during his career. He was named the USPTA Eastern Division New Jersey Volunteer of the Year, the New Jersey Pride Award winner in the category of education by New Jersey Monthly and received the Business Leaders of the Future Award from Minority MBA magazine. Most recently, Caldwell was named the New Jersey School Board Member of the Year in 2009.
Caldwell lives in New Brunswick, N.J., with his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Ashley. He is a member of the USTA Eastern Section.