“I am very excited to lead Eastern through this transition,”
For the past 12 years, Fonte has worked as an executive coach, consultant and speaker, providing a wide range of leadership training to corporations:
Fonte has also been a USTA volunteer for several years, serving as a member and President of the USTA Middle States Board of Directors, as chair of USTA’s Tennis Innovation Committee, and as a member of the USTA’s National Strategic Planning and Budget & Finance Committees.
Jeff Williams, President of USTA Eastern, said he is excited that Jill will be joining the section and that her background as a tennis executive and an entrepreneur will help the section as it works to recruit new players.
“Jill has outstanding experience as a leader and teacher, and understands how to develop the partnerships and programs we need to grow participation,”
Jill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine.
The USTA Eastern Section, based in White Plains, New York, is a not-for-profit community service organization whose mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis. The section encompasses all of New York State, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut. It is one of 17 geographic sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in the United States, and supports more than 48,000 members. The section also establishes and maintains rules of fair play, high standards of sportsmanship and represents, in its jurisdiction, the programs and policies of the USTA. More information about the USTA Eastern section is available by visiting: www.eastern.usta.com.