Tennis Industry magazine


TIA Special Section 2007 -- Meet the TIA President & Board of Directors

The 22 individuals who make up the Board of Directors of the Tennis Industry Association represent 500 years of work experience in the tennis business. Some of them started in the business with an after-school job in a tennis shop or as an assistant pro during the summer season. All of them play the game. All of them are passionate about working together for the good of the game. And all of them carry a certain perspective on the TIA’s goal to promote and grow the economic vitality of the sport.

“In the TIA, we’re dedicated to working together — with our colleagues and competitors — to make sure that the sport remains healthy and continues to grow,” says

Dave Haggerty of HEAD Penn, who started a two-year term this past January as the volunteer president of the TIA and is also on the USTA Board of Directors. “This spirit of cooperation is paying dividends for everyone in the tennis business.”

Max Brownlee
TIA Executive Committee
General Manager, Babolat, USA
Years at Company: 7
Years in Tennis Biz: 33

David Bone
Executive Director, U.S. Racquet Stringers Assn.
Years at Company: 8
Years in Tennis Biz: 23

Kevin Callanan
Vice President, Int’l. Management Group
Years at Company: 16
Years in Biz: 18

Tom Cove
President & CEO, Sporting Goods Mfrs. Assn.
Years at Company: 13
Years in Biz: 13

Rick Devereux
Tennis Liaison, Int’l. Health & Racquet Sports Assn.
Years at Company: 20
Years in Biz: 35

Steve Dunlap
V.P. Merchandising, The Sports Authority
Years at Company: 19
Years in Biz: 27

David Egdes
Sr. VP Tennis Industry Relations, and Tourn. Dir., TTC Open
The Tennis Channel
Years at Company: 1
Years in Biz: 10

Doug Fonte
TIA Executive Committee
President, Prince Sports Americas
Years at Company: 4
Years in Biz: 15

Don Galliers
Managing Director, Int’l.,
Sealmaster Industries
Years at Company: 8
Years in Biz: 19

Chris Gaudreau
Owner, The Racquet Koop
Years at Company: 20
Years in Biz: 21

John Graham
Managing Director, DecoTurf
Years at Company: 4
Years in Biz: 4

Dave Haggerty
TIA President/Exec. Comm.
Years at Company: 8
Years in Biz: 34

Jeff Harrison
VP of League Properties, World TeamTennis
Years at Company: 11
Years in Biz: 15

Tim Heckler
Years at Company: 25
Years in Biz: 37

Kurt Kamperman
TIA Executive Committee
Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA
Years at Company: 4
Years in Biz: 32

Jon Muir
TIA Executive Committee
Gen. Mgr., Racquet Sports
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Years at Company: 10
Years in Biz: 14

Kai Nitsche
Gen. Mgr., Racquet Sports, Dunlop Sports Group
Years at Company: 9
Years in Biz: 11

Dale Queen
President, Your Serve Tennis
Years at Company: 33
Years in Biz: 33

Dan Santorum
CEO and Exec. Director, PTR
Years at Company: 21
Years in Biz: 25

Victor Taylor
VP, Tournament & Mktg. Services, ATP
Years at Company: 17
Years in Biz: 20

John Welborn
Dir. of Bus. Development, Lee Tennis
Years at Company: 29
Years in Biz: 34

Jeff Williams
Group Publisher, Miller Sports Group
Years at Company: 6
Years in Biz: 21



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