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Spencer Nominated to head USTA Southern - Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spencer Nominated to Head USTA Southern

SCHEDULED TO ASSUME PRESIDENCY OF LARGEST SECTION IN JANUARY

ATLANTA – October 25, 2012 – United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern announced today James "Bud” Spencer, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., has been nominated as USTA Southern Board of Directors President and CEO for the 2013-2014 term by the USTA Southern Nominating Committee. Spencer is presently the USTA Southern Board of Directors Executive Vice President.

USTA Southern Board of Directors Vice President Paula Hale, of Raleigh, N.C., was nominated to the post of Executive Vice President for the same term.

The nominations for the 2013-2014 term will be voted on at the 2013 USTA Southern Annual Meeting in Atlanta next January. Upon election, Spencer will head the largest of the U.S. Tennis Association’s 17 Sections, representing nearly 25 percent of the national membership in nine states.

Spencer also serves as Chair of the USTA League Committee and Chairman of the USTA Southern Human Resources Committee. Spencer served as USTA South Carolina President and Chairman of the Board in 2004 and 2005. He has been a member of the USTA Southern Board of Directors since 2007 and has been active for over 15 years from the local to the national levels. He was the recipient of the Charlie B. Morris Service Award. He is a past Chairman of the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, a charitable association that supports the sport of tennis in the state.

Mike McNulty, who currently serves as President, has been nominated as USTA Delegate. He currently is a member of the USTA Nominating Committee. Among his many accomplishments, he has volunteered as USTA Southern Executive Vice President, Vice President and Delegate At Large, as well as Chairman of the USTA Southern Constitution and Rules Committee and the Atlanta Tennis Championships Steering Committee. He also volunteered as USTA Louisiana President. He received the USTA Louisiana’s President’s Award and has also been named "One of the Best Lawyers in America.”

Hale, who presently serves as USTA Southern Vice President, also volunteers as Chair of the USTA Community Tennis Association Committee, as a Trustee of the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation and as a member of the USTA Southern Human Resources Committee. She is a past President of USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation, along with having been a former Chairman of the USTA Southern State Presidents Committee. She was honored in 2005 with USTA Southern's Jacobs Bowl Award.

Nominated for USTA Southern Vice Presidents were Randy Jackson, of Fort Smith, Ark.; Bonnie Vandegrift, of Asheville, N.C. and Derek White, of Savannah, Ga. Eleanora Mauritson, of Fairhope, Ala. was nominated as Secretary. Dennis Miller, of Madison, Miss., was nominated as Treasurer.

Jackson volunteers as a USTA Southern Vice President, Chairman of the USTA Southern Governance Ad Hoc Committee and the USTA Southern Jr. Safety Ad Hoc Task Force. He is also a member of the USTA Jr. Team Tennis Committee. He has served as USTA Arkansas President, USTA Southern Delegate At Large and Chairman of the Southern State Presidents Group and on the USTA Southern Awards Subcommittee.

Vandergrift volunteers as USTA Southern Delegate At Large, Vice Chair of the USTA League Committee and Chairman of the USTA Southern Adult Leagues Committee along with the boards of USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation. She has served as President of USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation.

White currently serves as USTA Southern Vice President and as a member of the USTA Grievance and USTA Southern Audit Committees. White is a former President of the Macon Tennis Association and USTA Southern Delegate At Large. Other positions include Chairman of the USTA Southern Grievance Committee, a member of USTA TennisRules and Regulationsand as USTA Southern’s representative for the USTA Operations Council.

Presently a USTA Southern Delegate At Large, Mauritson is also a Chairman of the USTA Southern Awards Committee and Vice Chairman of the USTA Southern Public Relations Committee. Additionally, she is a trustee of the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation and a member of the USTA Awards Committee and Community Coordinator Grant Subcommittee. She served as USTA Alabama President.

Miller volunteers as the Chairman of the USTA Southern CTA of the Year Subcommittee, a member of the USTA Southern Community Development Committee and a member of the USTA Advocacy and Public Affairs Committee. He is also President of USTA Mississippi and served as its Treasurer. Miller volunteered as Chairman of the USTA Southern State Presidents Committee.

Nominated to serve as a USTA Southern Director At Large were: Jane Gamble, of Paducah, Ky.; Paul Pittman, of Florence, S.C. and Ted Reese, of Holly Springs, N.C. All three nominees have volunteered as president of their respective state USTA organizations.

Nominated to the USTA Southern Section Nominating Committee were: McNulty (as chair); Sharon Gault, of Greenville, Miss.; Susan Habeeb, of Louisville, Ky.; Rex Maynard, of Belton, S.C. and Randy Stephens, of Macon, Ga.



 

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