Valentini Joins ITA Board of Directors

Posted on May 1st, 2019 by

Release courtesy of the ITA

TEMPE, Ariz.– The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the not-for-profit governing body of college tennis, welcomed seven new members to its Board of Directors, ITA Chief Executive Officer Timothy Russell announced April 24. Of those seven new members is Gustavus men’s tennis coach Dr. Tommy Valentini.

The six other new members joining the 19-person board are Shaheen Ladhani (Goldman, Sachs & Co. Investment Advisor), Danielle Lund McNamara (Yale Head Women’s Tennis Coach), Ann Lebedeff (Professor of Physical Education and Athletics at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges), Roland Thornqvist (University of Florida Head Women’s Tennis Coach), Billy Pate (Princeton University Head Men’s Tennis Coach), and Judy Van Horn (University of South Carolina Executive Associate Athletics Director for Sport and Risk Management.

Created to support the ITA and college tennis, the Board of Directors is chaired by Jon Vegosen, a founding member of the Chicago corporate and litigation law firm Funkhouser Vergosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd. Russell, as the Association’s president and chief executive officer, also serves on the board.

“I am appreciative that our sport and Association have such a committed group of individuals who are giving of their time to work collaboratively on behalf of our coaches, programs and student-athletes,” Russell said. “At the same, I am excited and thankful to our new members who share the same passion for college tennis and possess the desire to help grow our sport.

The new term will begin July 1, 2019.

ITA Release


One Comment

  1. gretchen Koehler says:

    congrates Tommy