The International Tennis Hall of Fame on Thursday announced Dan Faber as the new Chief Executive Officer and Patrick McEnroe as the ITHF President. Both will start their positions on May 1.
Faber and McEnroe will partner with the Executive Board, Board of Governors, and staff to further the Hall of Fame’s non-profit mission to preserve tennis history, celebrate its greatest champions, and inspire the sport’s next generation. In their roles, Faber and McEnroe succeed Todd Martin, who resigned as the ITHF’s CEO at the end of 2022.
As CEO, Faber brings over 20 years of tennis industry experience to Newport, including 10 years in his current position as Chief Executive of the USTA Foundation. Since taking over the role in 2013, Faber has increased the USTA Foundation’s revenues by $14 million, and enhanced the organization’s brand recognition by developing key relationships with business executives, tennis and sports industry leaders, and players. Under his direction, the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network of over 300 national chapters fully merged within the USTA Foundation and has seen its financial impact grow by 20 percent each year. In 2019, Faber was recognized as Racquet Sports Industry’s Person of the Year.
“Throughout my life, I have been passionate about tennis and education. As I look at all the International Tennis Hall of Fame does for the sport in storytelling, preservation and global outreach, I am very excited at the opportunity to inspire leaders on and off the court through the history of the game and its champions. I look forward to working alongside a dedicated Board of Governors and innovative staff in Newport.”
– Dan Faber, CEO of ITHF
A familiar face to tennis fans around the world, Patrick McEnroe has been one of tennis’ preeminent broadcast commentators since 1995. During his 10-year professional career on the ATP Tour, McEnroe captured the 1989 French Open doubles title alongside Jim Grabb and reached the semifinals in singles at the 1991 Australian Open. He became the United States’ Davis Cup captain in 2000, a position he held until 2010, and piloted the American team to the 2007 Davis Cup title. From 2008 to 2014, McEnroe was the USTA’s General Manager of Player Development.
“Throughout my career, I’ve long appreciated the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s mission to preserve and promote the history of tennis, and share the fun side of the sport. I’m energized about and looking forward to the opportunity to help lead and advance this mission, especially as we look forward to presenting the ultimate honor in tennis to the next generation of Hall of Famers.”
– Patrick McEnroe, President of ITHF
As President, McEnroe will be responsible for leading execution of ITHF’s strategy and mission, with significant emphasis on relationships and partnerships, particularly in the tennis world. This will include collaboration with Hall of Famers, including Kim Clijsters in the role of Honorary President, and Gigi Fernandez, who serves on the ITHF Executive Board as Hall of Famer Vice Chair.
In addition to his role with the Hall of Fame, McEnroe will continue as a match analyst with ESPN during the network’s Grand Slam coverage, as a contributor to CNN, and as Team World’s Vice Captain for the Laver Cup.
Faber and McEnroe will assume their duties with the Hall of Fame starting on May 1.
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