David A. Haggerty
David A. Haggerty began serving a two-year term as First Vice President of the USTA in January 2011. Previously, he served one term as Vice President, 2009-10, and one term as a Director at Large, 2007-08. He is a member of the Budget, International, Major Construction Oversight and Compensation committees, and represents the USTA on the Grand Slam Committee and the ITF Women’s Circuit Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of USTA Serves.
Haggerty has held a number of past positions within the USTA. Prior to his appointment as First Vice President, Haggerty served as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Executive committees. In 2007-08, he served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Executive Committee and Budget Committee.
Haggerty also served for six years on the board of directors of the USTA Middle States Section and as Chair of the USTA Section Marketing and Public Relations Committee, 2005-06. Haggerty served a two-year term as President of the Tennis Industry Association from January 2007 to January 2009, and has served on the TIA’s Executive Committee for more than 20 years.
Haggerty is the former Chairman of Head USA, a position he held upon his retirement in March 2010. He began his career in tennis in 1980, when he was hired by Prince as Product Manager for accessories. In his 14 years at Prince, Haggerty worked his way up to General Manager before taking a position at Dunlop as the President of Racquet Sports. He moved to Head in 1998, where he served as General Manager and President of Head/Penn Racquet Sports before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Head’s U.S. businesses. He currently serves as an External Director on the board of directors for Kepner-Tregoe, a global management consulting company that focuses on improving the business performance of clients worldwide using proven management methods.
Haggerty began playing tennis at age 6, was a nationally ranked junior player at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa., and was the No.1 singles player for three of four years at The George Washington University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Still an active player, Haggerty in 2004-05 was nationally ranked in singles and doubles in the 45-and-over age division.
Haggerty has been inducted into the Pennsbury High School Athletic, The George Washington University Athletic, USTA Middle States and Mercer County Tennis Halls of Fame. He was named the 2008 Person of the Year by Racquet Sports Industry magazine.
Haggerty lives in Pennington, N.J., with his wife, Patti, and their five children. He resides in the USTA Middle States Section.