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ITA Opens Search for CEO/Executive Director


SKILLMAN, NJ (Jan. 19) - With the announcement earlier this week that CEO/Executive Director David Benjamin will be retiring from his position this July after 36 years of dedicated service to the organization, the ITA has formed a search committee to help find his successor. The search committee, chaired by Benjamin, will include members of the ITA Board of Directors as well as several prominent individuals with strong ties to the ITA and the tennis community. In addition, the ITA has engaged an executive search firm, GSI Executive Search, Inc., to assist and help coordinate the CEO/Executive Director search process, which will begin immediately and is expected to conclude by May 1, 2015.


GSI Executive Search, Inc. is a well-established executive search firm that has recently executed successful nationwide search assignments for the USPTA and USTA, among a variety of related tennis search initiatives. GSI Executive Search has offices in Tampa, FL, St. Louis, MO, and Rochester, NY. Two of their principals, Founder and President Richard Farrell and Principal Scott McNett, have extensive tennis backgrounds throughout their careers. Their bios and other firm information can be found on their website:  www.gsiexecutivesearch.com.


A detailed Position Profile is posted both on the ITA and GSI websites. Please find a link below to directly review the profile. 


Link to Position Profile


Interested candidates and referrals of candidates will be accepted until February 8, 2015. Individuals who meet the established criteria are encouraged to contact Scott McNett at 314-854-1321 or scott@gsiexecutivesearch.com; or Richard Farrell at 727-873-7593 or dick@gsiexecutivesearch.com. Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a letter of application, résumé and three professional references.




ITA:  As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches representing over 1,200 institutions, administers numerous regional and national championships and the ITA College Tennis Rankings for over 20,000 college varsity student-athletes at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA web site is ITAtennis.com.


GSI Executive Search:  GSI Executive Search is a full service executive search firm with professional offices in St. Louis, MO, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL, and Rochester, NY serving the private club, tennis, and hospitality industries worldwide. Since 1995, the firm has served over 350 hospitality clients and successfully completed over 550 search assignments. The firm has an extensive, international contact/relationship base to serve its clients. For more information, visit www.gsiexecutivesearch.com.