ITHF elects officers
NEWPORT, R.I. — Corporate leaders, a tennis industry veteran, and a former WTA star are among the eight individuals who have been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. The new board members were announced at the Hall of Fame’s Annual Meeting in New York City in early September. The newly elected board members are Jim Citrin, senior partner at the global executive search firm of Spencer Stuart; Marianne Gaige, president & CEO of Cathedral Corporation; Jim Goldman, president & CEO of Godiva Chocolatier; David A. Haggerty, current first vice president of the USTA, incoming president of the USTA, and former chairman of Head USA; Bob Jeffrey, chairman and CEO of JWT Worldwide; Stephen Lewinstein, owner of the real estate investment and development firm of Stephen R. Lewinstein Associates and part owner of the Boston Celtics; Betsy Nagelsen-McCormack, a former top-25 player on the WTA Tour, and wife of the late Mark McCormack; and Mark J. Panarese, managing director of Rockefeller Financial.
“We are very pleased to welcome these talented, committed individuals to the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum,” said Christopher E. Clouser, chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. “Our new board members bring a variety of expertise and talents to the organization and their active participation will be very helpful in our efforts to preserve the history of tennis and to provide a premier landmark for tennis fans, while honoring the game’s greatest champions and most influential contributors to the game of tennis.”
In addition to the new members of the Board of Directors, the following officers were elected for two-year terms: Christopher E. Clouser as chairman, Mark L. Stenning as chief executive officer, Stan Smith as president, Donald L. Dell as vice chairman, Barbara A. Georgescu as vice chairman, Nancy von Auersperg as treasurer, and Peggy H. Woolard as secretary.
The new members of the Board of Directors will begin their terms immediately. Each will serve the organization in various capacities ranging from oversight of the extensive museum to development of the Hall of Fame’s annual ATP World Tour tennis tournament and Hall of Fame induction programs, as well as in other important departments such as fundraising and marketing. Following are brief biographies of the new board members.
Jim Citrin is a senior partner at the global executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, where he leads the North American Board & CEO Practice. During his 19 years with the firm, Citrin has completed more than 500 CEO, board director, chief financial officer, and other top management searches and has worked with clients on CEO succession. Citrin’s clients include world-leading media, technology, communications, and consumer companies, financial services institutions, private-equity firms, and educational and not-for-profit institutions. Among his notable placements are the CEOs of Yahoo!, The New York Times Company, Best Buy, Univision, Charter Communications, Discovery Communications, Telemundo, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, PBS, NPR, MetLife, First Data, Nokia, Starz, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels, the MIT Media Lab, and New York Public Library. He has also co-led CEO searches for some of the world’s leading sports enterprises including the Green Bay Packers, the United States Olympic Committee, Golf Channel, Major League Baseball Network, and the ATP World Tour. A lifelong athlete and tennis player, Citrin was a three-sport varsity athlete at Vassar College. He is the author of six books, including bestsellers: Lessons from the Top, The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, and You’re in Charge - Now What? His 2007 book, The Dynamic Path, detailed lessons on peak performance, leadership, and legacy building from the world’s greatest athletes including tennis legends John McEnroe, John Newcombe, and Billie Jean King.
Marianne Gaige was named president and CEO of Cathedral Corporation in 2008, having previously held the position of president and chief operating officer since 1996, and having been a senior manager with the company since 1992. Cathedral Corporation is an industry leader in printed and electronic financial communication programs, personalized direct mail, and e-marketing services, including analysis and application of customer data to create transpromotional checks, statements and invoices, highly targeted direct mail and a wide range of customer care communications. Prior to her leadership roles at Cathedral, Gaige was a manager with Price Waterhouse and a consultant with the Atlanta-based firm McMann & Dee. She has worked with many companies on strategic planning and improvement of operating efficiencies. Gaige and her family are avid tennis fans and longtime supporters of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Alfred University, and an M.B.A from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. She is also a C.P.A.
Jim Goldman was appointed president and CEO of Godiva Chocolatier in February 2004. Godiva is a leading maker and retailer of fine chocolates with distribution in over 70 countries globally. Godiva is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yildiz Holding, A.S., based in Istanbul, Turkey. Goldman joined the Campbell Soup Company (prior owner of Godiva) in 2001 as president - North American Food and Beverage, a division of Campbell with a diversified portfolio of leading food brands such as V8, Pace Salsas, and Prego pasta sauces. In this role, Goldman was also responsible for international operations in Mexico and Latin America. Prior to Campbell, Goldman worked at Nabisco, where he served as president of the Lifesavers Candy Company and held several other executive positions. Goldman is also a veteran of General Mills, and worked at McKinsey and Company as a strategic consultant to consumer driven companies in various industries. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College in 1980, and his M.B.A. in marketing from Cornell University in 1985. Goldman currently serves on the Board of Directors at Domino’s Pizza.
David A. Haggerty began serving a two-year term as first vice president of the USTA in January 2011. He will serve as president of the USTA for the 2013-2014 term. Previously, he served one term as vice president, 2009-2010, and one term as a director-at-large, 2007-2008. 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. Previously, Haggerty served as the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Compensation, Executive, Strategic Planning, and Budget Committees. Haggerty also served for six years on the Board of Directors of the USTA Middle States Section. He 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 of Kepner-Tregoe, a global management consulting firm. Haggerty was the No.1 singles player for three of his four years at The George Washington University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Still an active player, in 2004-2005 Haggerty was nationally ranked in singles and doubles in the 45-and-over age division.
Bob Jeffrey is the chairman and CEO of JWT Worldwide, the world’s best known advertising agency brand for close to 150 years. As JWT’s CEO, Jeffrey is responsible for more than 800 offices and 10,000 employees in more than 90 countries; working with blue-chip clients such as Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Nokia, Nestlé, Unilever, and others. Jeffrey’s mission is to lead JWT into the future by making things inspired by the world. This blending of international imagination and technological innovation is a process he calls worldmade. It is through this process that he has delivered a freshly reinvigorated network prepared to guide and build some of the world’s most powerful brands. Jeffrey is regarded as an ambassador of advertising and is widely respected for his views and achievements. His knowledge and experience of the industry led him to become a regular contributor to Fox Business Network, CNBC and CNN, as well as a frequent source of quotes for leading trade and business publications.
Stephen Lewinstein is the owner of Stephen R. Lewinstein Associates, a real estate investment and development firm, and a part owner of the Boston Celtics. Lewinstein was a part owner of Flashy Bull, a thoroughbred racehorse that was selected to run in the 2006 Kentucky Derby. He serves on the Board of Incorporators for Bank Newport and the Board of Governors for Newport Hospital, and is a member of his Dartmouth College Class Executive Committee. Lewinstein is a past Crusade Chairman of the Providence, R.I. Division of the American Cancer Society. His civic appointments include having served on the Providence Review Commission, the Providence Redevelopment Agency, and the Commission to Revise the Zoning Laws for the City of Providence. He presently sits on the Board of the Thayer Street District Management Authority, a joint initiative between landlords, Brown University, and the City of Providence. Lewinstein received a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1963, an LLB from Cornell University School of Law in 1967, and a master’s degree in taxation from Boston University Law School in 1970. He is the author of two juvenile sports novels - Double Play and Computer Coach.
Betsy Nagelsen-McCormack was an internationally ranked player on the WTA Tour for more than 20 years, and a two-time Grand Slam tournament champion in doubles. She achieved a career high ranking of world No. 25 in singles and No. 11 in doubles, and won more than 30 career titles in singles and doubles. She won the Australian Open doubles title in 1978 and 1980, and was the singles finalist at the 1978 Australian Open. She was a four-time member of the U.S. Wightman Cup Team. Before launching her pro career, Nagelsen-McCormack was the world’s top junior player in 1973 and winner of the prestigious USTA Girls’ Sportsmanship Award. Playing in her 20th consecutive main draw at Wimbledon in 1993, Nagelsen-McCormack won the over-35 women’s doubles championship, and went on to win back-to-back titles in the US Open Senior women’s doubles in 1993 and 1994. After her retirement in 1996, Nagelsen-McCormack became a commentator for ABC and ESPN in the United States and Australia’s Nine Network. She was married to the late Mark McCormack, founder of the sports management group IMG. The couple donated money for the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Women’s Tennis Hall of Fame is located on the site. Today, Nagelsen-McCormack remains active in the sport, and serves as head coach for the State College of Florida Women’s Tennis Team.
Mark Panarese is a managing director of Rockefeller Financial, a leading investment and wealth management firm serving successful individuals, families, family offices, foundations, endowments, and other institutions, globally. Panarese established and manages Rockefeller’s Boston office and serves as senior advisor to a number of the firm’s clients. Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2004, Panarese spent six years at the Boston-based, wealth management firm of Atlantic Trust/Pell Rudman where, in addition to advising clients, he directed business development and served on its Executive Committee. He previously worked in the private client groups of Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, First Boston, and Bear Stearns Asset Management. Panarese received an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. in American history from Harvard College. He is active in alumni affairs at Milton Academy, his high school alma mater. He is also a director of Admirals Bank in Boston. Panarese and his family are avid tennis players and his two youngest children have earned USTA national junior rankings.
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum offers an extensive museum that chronicles the history of the sport and honors the game’s greatest legends, historic grass tennis courts that date back to 1880 and are open to the public, an ATP World Tour tournament and the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in July, and numerous public events year-round. To learn more, visit tennisfame.com.
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