2022-2023 USPTA National Board of Directors

Trish Faulkner

President


Trish Faulkner recently retired from the Tennis Professional Emeritus position at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She has served as tournament chairperson for the 2014 ITF Senior World Championships in Palm Beach County. Trish was also Tournament Director for the 2014 and 2022 ITF World Championships

Previously, she worked as head tour director and marketing director for the WTA and formed a sports marketing and special event corporation, Triosports International Inc, operating four of the Virginia Slims Women’s Professional Tour events. An author, she wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tennis and produced a teaching manual for the ITF for the Middle East with an accompanying slide show.

As a player, she won multiple titles on the Women’s Tour, including the British Indoor Doubles and Mixed Doubles. She has scored many victories as a high-level senior player and was ranked No. 1 in three senior age divisions – 50’s, 55’s and 60’s – and has won 36 U.S.A. national senior titles. Faulkner is an ITF World Singles Champion and a member of the U.S. team winning four ITF World Team Championships.

Contact

 407-634-3050


Trish Faulkner

President

Mark Faber

First Vice President


Mark Faber is a USPTA Elite Professional and director of tennis at Twos Athletic Club in Toledo, Ohio. He has been a USPTA member for more than 20 years and is the Past President of the Midwest Division. Since graduating from Methodist University in 1994, he has been involved in many facets of the tennis industry. Not only does he serve as the Director of Tennis, but he has also coached high school tennis for 24 years, co-directed a major charity event, started a school morning tennis program and serves on various USTA/Midwest and National Committees and project teams.  He has been recognized for his efforts as USPTA Ohio Pro of the Year, USPTA Midwest and National High School Coach of the Year, TIA High School Coach of the Year and was awarded the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award.  Mark is the proud father of two children Gabi, Christian.

Contact

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Mark Faber

First Vice President

Jason Gilbert

Vice President


 Jason Gilbert, raised in Northern California and has been a USPTA Elite member since 1994. Jason has served on the Executive Committee, National Membership Committee as well as the Elevate Committee. He also served as the President of the Florida Division in which he was associated with many task forces and divisional committees.  Jason graduated from California State University of Hayward where he played on both the tennis and soccer team.  Jason currently works for USTA Florida as the Director of Youth Tennis.

Contact

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Jason Gilbert

Vice President

Jenny Gray

Vice President


Jenny Gray is currently the Director of Tennis at The Club At Sonterra in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Education Sports Management. Jenny has been recognized numerous times by the tennis industry serving as USPTA Texas President, USPTA Texas Professional of the Year in 2012 and 2020, and USPTA National Alex Gordon Tennis Professional of the Year in 2020

Contact

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Jenny Gray

Vice President

Kevin Theos

Vice President


Kevin Theos is the President of the USPTA Southern Division, and for over fifteen years, he has served as the USTA Southern "Tennis Service Representative" (TSR) for Alabama. In his role as TSR, he consults with tennis teaching pros,  schools, parks and recreation agencies, and CTAs/NJTLs concerning their tennis programs and available USTA resources.

Before becoming a TSR, Kevin was the first executive director of the Birmingham Area Tennis Association, where he fundraised and built tennis and education programs for under-resourced youth. He has taught tennis in numerous public and private venues and holds a law degree from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Contact

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Kevin Theos

Vice President

Rob Scott

Vice President


Rob Scott, a USPTA Elite Pro for more than 40 years, is an industry veteran who loves tennis. He’s served the Intermountain Division in many roles including: Board member, Regional Vice President and Nominating Committee Chair. He currently is the Executive Director of the USTA Intermountain Section, a two-time TIA Section of the Year winner. Prior to joining the Intermountain Section as Executive Director, Rob was involved in the manufacturing side of the industry where he held positions as: Intermountain Rep for Prince Sports Inc.; Intermountain/Southwest Territory Manager for Babolat; Western Regional Manager for Babolat; Key Accounts inside staff for Babolat. Before entering manufacturing, Rob was a full-time teaching pro. The last 17 years of his career he served as Director of Tennis at the Ranch Country Club, a private member-owned country club, in Westminster, Colorado. Prior to this, Rob was involved in all aspects of the tennis business: Parks and Recreation, Commercial Club Operations, University Recreation Programming, and Private Homeowners Association Programming. Rob played college tennis at the University of Colorado. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife Abby and goldendoodle, Tica. He enjoys tennis, fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and bicycling.

Contact

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Rob Scott

Vice President

Milos Vasovic

Vice President


Milos is originally from Serbia and has been in the US since 2000. He played division I college tennis for Southeastern Louisiana University. After earning his MBA, Milos got actively involved in the tennis industry in 2005. Milos is currently director of racquets in Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta. He has been director of tennis at eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., Island Country Club on Marco Island, Fla., and in Quail West Golf and Country Club in Naples, FL. Milos served as USPTA Florida District 15 president, was USPTA Florida Board vice president from 2018-2022 and served on the National Awards Committee from 2020-2021. In 2020 Milos was named USPTA Florida Professional of the Year. He has been a CMAA member since 2014, and in 2018 Milos earned the designation of certified club manager.

Contact

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Milos Vasovic

Vice President

Richard Slivocka

Immediate Past President


Richard Slivocka, a native of Wichita, Kansas, has been a USPTA Elite Member since 2001.   He has served the USPTA in many different capacities since becoming a USPTA member. He has served on the Executive Committee, National Awards Committee, the Missouri Valley Division as regional vice-president and president, and other various positions in both the Southwest and Missouri Valley Divisions. Slivocka has been recognized throughout the tennis industry for his outstanding teaching, speaking and contributions to the game. He has received many honors and awards throughout his coaching and playing career including USPTA Missouri Pro of the Year in 2005, USPTA Kansas Pro of the Year in 2011, USPTA Missouri Valley 35’s Player of the Year in 2012, USPTA Missouri Valley Player of the Year in 2013 and USPTA Missouri Valley Professional of the Year in 2015. Rich graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  At Wichita State, Rich was a three-time all-conference selection in singles and doubles.  He helped his team to two conference titles and three NCAA tournament berths.

Contact

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Richard Slivocka

Immediate Past President

George Parnell

Legal Counsel


George Parnell comes to the USPTA with nearly 30 years of legal experience and has been an advisor to private equity and venture capital funds, public and private corporations, not-for-profit organizations, multinational and domestic business-focused organizations, growth companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups and international investors. In 2012, he formed Parnell Law PLLC and currently serves on the board of directors of multiple organizations and as both governance and outside general counsel to private equity, family office and operating companies.

Since 2008, Parnell has worked with the USTA and served on several national committees within the organization, including as a Board Member and Immediate Past President of the USTA Middle States (2012- Present); President and Chairman of the USTA Middle States Section (2011-2012); Chairman National Sportsmanship Committee (2010-2012); Member of various National and Sectional committees including: the USTA Davis & Federation Cup Committee and Constitution & Rules Committee; USTA Middle States Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee (2005 to Present); and Chairman of the Governance Committee (2008 to Present). Parnell earned his law degree from Tulane University in 1985, and his B.A. in International Business Administration from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He also completed post-graduate work in finance at Rutgers and Harvard universities.

Contact

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George Parnell

Legal Counsel

Brian Dillman

Chief Executive Officer


Brian Dillman is the CEO of the USPTA. With experience in sporting goods, fitness and the fashion industry, Brian has done a bit of everything, from senior leadership, sales development, global marketing, sourcing, logistics and supply chain. Prior to joining the USPTA, Brian was a health and wellness leader with expertise in new business development, new markets and new technology as CEO of miha bodytec. He has also worked for Wilson Sporting Goods, Cervelo Bicycles, Peter Millar and Rodd & Gunn and has extensive international experience living and working in Munich, Toronto and London.

Brian has been involved in tennis since the age of 12. He began as a nationally ranked junior from Texas, played for the University of Illinois and has been a USPTA certified professional since 1991.

Brian describes his mentor, Nony Michulka, as an amazing role model and says her vision on how to be a great professional is his guiding star. She recruited Brian right out of college to become a teaching professional. Then she laid out a career plan for him to teach, be a tournament director, manage members, run a pro shop and much, much more.

With her guidance, Brian spent his first 1 ½ years as a teaching professional, USTA Umpire, tournament director and volunteer with USTA Dallas. He was also heavily involved with the Dallas USPTA (and was a member of their softball team). Teaching and learning about the industry led Brian to an opportunity to work for Wilson Racquet Sports: First in sales, then junior marketing, then international marketing (living in Germany) and eventually GM of the racquet sports division. At the time he was named USPTA CEO, Brian served as a volunteer on the USTA Chicago Board of Directors and as the Chicago District president. He says he's seen it all, from the grassroots to Grand Slams.

 

Contact Brian Dillman

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Brian Dillman

CEO