USTA Florida’s Board of Directors today announced the election of Dana Andrews as 2019-2020 President-Elect. Ms. Andrews replaces Chuck Gill, who announced his decision to resign the Office of President-Elect at the group’s board meeting in Austin, effective upon his replacement. 

Dana Andrews is the Managing Partner of the Kelley Kronenberg Law Firm’s Tampa office. She is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in workers’ compensation since 1996. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive.

Originally from Jacksonville, Ms. Andrews completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, where she achieved recognition as a scholar athlete and member of the tennis team. She went on to earn her law degree from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Andrews is considered a top-level attorney in her field and is highly regarded in the industry. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted to all Florida state courts.

“I’m very humbled to have the opportunity to serve in this role for USTA Florida. I appreciate the opportunity to work with this great staff and board to grow tennis.  I look forward to the joy this opportunity will bring me, just as it did my father,” said Ms. Andrews.

Ms. Andrews’ father, B.A. Grubbs, served as President of the organization in 1984 and 1985 and was inducted into the USTA Florida Hall of Fame in 1996.

“The board is extremely pleased to have Dana assume this new role. She has a history of service to our organization and has displayed excellent leadership during the previous term,” said Clark Higgs, USTA Florida President. 

The 2019-2020 USTA Florida Board of Directors slate was first announced to delegates of the organization last July. The full board was installed together during the USTA Florida Annual Meeting of the Membership in Orlando this past November. Upon receiving Mr. Gill’s resignation from the President-Elect position at its meeting in Austin, the board accepted nominations and conducted a vote by secret ballot to replace him. The election was overseen by Jo-Ann Zirpoli, Chair of the USTA Florida Bylaws Committee.

Upon completing the election for the Office of President-Elect, the USTA Florida Board unanimously approved the nomination of Mr. Gill to serve on USTA Florida Board as a Director at Large. He also serves as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association, and is the Immediate Past President of USPTA.

“We are pleased that Chuck will continue to serve the tennis industry and our organization as a Director at Large,” added Higgs.

For more information on members of the USTA Florida board, please visit www.USTAFlorida.com/about-us/board-of-directors/.

For more information on the governance and bylaws of USTA Florida, visit www.USTAFlorida.com/Governance

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