USTA New England Announces New Board
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USTA NEW ENGLAND ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO SERVE THROUGH 2023
WESTBOROUGH, MA - The U.S. Tennis Association of New England swore in its new Board of Directors at the organization’s Annual Meeting on January 23. The 18-person Board features new and tenured tennis enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds representing all areas of New England. Members will serve a three-year term through 2023.
David Champoux, former 1st Vice President, has been elected as the new President, replacing Peter Parrotta, who served the last three years. Parrotta will remain on the Board as Past President.
“I look forward to working closely and collaboratively over the next three years with the extraordinary and dedicated staff and volunteers we are fortunate to have at USTA New England,” Champoux said. “I know that together, working with providers, organizations and others around the section who are part of our tennis community, we can and will overcome the current challenges and continue to sustain and grow tennis in New England and fulfill our strategic objectives. I am honored and delighted to be given this opportunity to serve as President.”
USTA New England is proud to celebrate the achievements of Marcus Hooks, who at 25 years old, becomes the youngest member to ever serve on the Board, and Toni Wiley, who becomes the first African American woman to serve as an officer.
The Board is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the section as well as accepting policy recommendations from various committees and the executive director. The group is also the final authority on all policy matters of USTA New England.
All Board members are listed below:
*Denotes a new member
President- David Champoux, North Yarmouth, ME
Champoux has over 15 years of volunteer experience at the state, section and national levels. He is currently serving his third consecutive term on the New England Board. He is also the current Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Co-chair of the Finance Committee and the Chair of the By Laws Task Force. Champoux is an avid USTA League player and often partners with his adult sons and wife, Lynne.
1st Vice President- Adam Molda, Salisbury, MA
Molda just completed his first term as Vice President and second consecutive on the Board. He is the Youth Tennis Council Chair and founder of Serving Stars NJTL. Molda also served as a past president on the USTA Eastern Massachusetts Board. He has played tennis for more than 30 years and holds professional certifications with USPTA, PTR and USTA High Performance Tennis. Molda is the owner of Spark Fitness and Tennis Club in Andover, MA. He enjoys playing tennis with his two sons and wife, Jess, who is also a teaching pro.
2nd Vice President- Geoffrey Swire, Sudbury, MA
Swire is a first-time officer who just completed his first term on the Board as a Delegate-at-Large. He chaired the Office Lease Task Force, serves on the Finance Committee, and is the Chair for the Player Development Council, which oversees five New England committees within competitive tennis. Swire is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Allena Pharmaceuticals and has experience serving on non-profit boards in the pharmaceutical industry and other fields. Swire played at Dartmouth College and currently competes in USTA Leagues. He enjoys playing tennis with his two daughters, who compete in USTA junior tournaments.
Secretary- Toni Wiley, Dorchester, MA
A first-time officer, Wiley just completed her term as Eastern Massachusetts Delegate. Wiley has helped shape the lives of thousands of Boston-area youth and adults at Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, where she’s served as Executive Director since 2008. At Sportsmen’s, she forms partnerships with many organizations, among which is the Boston Police Department. Together, they created Volley for Violence, a free program that allows youth to play tennis with Boston Police Officers. Wiley has been recognized for her programming and volunteer efforts at the local, sectional and national levels, including winning the prestigious National Eve Kraft Community Service Award. Wiley is also a member of the USTA National NJTL Committee.
*Treasurer- Gail Bruhn, Storrs, CT
Bruhn is a first-time officer and Board member and an accomplished investment professional, with an MBA, CPA and CFA. Bruhn has spent many years in the investment industry, managing portfolios for insurance and banking firms and served as President of the Hartford CFA Society. After retiring from the investment field, she has used her skills to help non-profit organizations and foundations improve their financial and investment operations. Bruhn has been involved with USTA New England for many years. She and her husband Tom have three sons who played USTA and college tennis, and she had the opportunity to travel to numerous USTA tennis tournaments, following her youngest son’s national junior tennis career. In addition, she enjoys competing in USTA Leagues in the Hartford area and serves as co-captain of her local team.
Connecticut- Peter Francesconi, Woodbury, CT
*Eastern Massachusetts- Lance Andersen, Boxborough, MA
Western Massachusetts- Karen Fawthrop, East Longmeadow, MA
Maine- Brian Mavor, Windham, ME
*New Hampshire- Jeff Siegel, Bow, NH
Rhode Island- Doug Chapman, Somerset, MA
*Vermont- Joanna Beall, Colchester, VT
Delegate-at-Large- Pat Decker, Newport, RI
Delegate-at-Large- Adam Hirshan, Gilford, NH
*Delegate-at-Large- Marcus Hooks, Norwalk, CT
*Delegate-at-Large- Ed Powers, Dummerston, VT
*Delegate-at-Large- Jordan Eisenstock, Grafton, MA
Past President- Peter Parrotta, Rocky Hill, CT
Section Delegate- Peter Parrotta, Rocky Hill, CT
About USTA New England
USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.usta.com/newengland.