US SQUASH

Board of Directors

John A. Fry, Board Chair

John Fry head shotEducation: Lafayette College, New York University Stern School of Business
Clubs: Merion Cricket Club near Philadelphia and The Creek on Long Island
Profession: John became the 14th president of Drexel University on August 1st, 2010. John has chaired the NCAA Division III Presidents Council and also served for three years on the Executive Committee of the NCAA. His civic activities include membership on the boards of the Haverford School, Lancaster General Health, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Lancaster Country Day School, where he serves as the President of the Board of Trustees. He is also a Director of Community Health Systems, Delaware Investments, and Ecore International.
Family: John is married and he and his wife, Cara, have three children: Mia, Nathaniel and Phoebe, all of whom are squash players.
Squash Angle: John has been an avid squash player since working at Penn and plays singles and doubles regularly. John’s children have been avid junior squash participants. Mia plays at Williams, and Nathaniel and Phoebe are emerging junior players. John was the founder of the Lancaster Country Day School squash program, which has over forty upper and middle school student players.
US Squash History: Board chair.

Timothy J. Conway

Tim Conway ProfileEducation: B.A. from Fairfield University; MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Profession: Founded NewStar Financial, a publicly traded commercial finance company, in June 2004 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. From 1996 to 2002, Tim managed Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for FleetBoston Financial Corporation. Prior to joining Fleet, Tim spent 10 years as a Managing Director at Citicorp in New York.
Family: Tim and his wife, Kathryn have three teenagers and are involved in a variety of not-for-profit activities. His two daughters inherited his passion for the game. They are competitive high school players and very active in U.S Squash tournaments.
Squash Angle: Tim picked up squash after college and has been an avid recreational player ever since. According to Tim, many of the personal relationships he has established while living in Hartford, New York and Boston are based on a common interest in squash. Joining the board of SquashBusters, an urban youth squash program, provided Tim the opportunity to help introduce squash to inner-city kids.
US Squash History: Tim has been involved with the sport of squash at many levels. He picked up squash at the New Britain, CT. YMCA more than 30 years ago. Tim has been a supporter of inner-city squash for over 10 years and is the parent of two ranked junior squash players.

Praveen Kankariya

Praveen Kankariya HeadshotEducation: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from S.G.S.I.T.S., India; Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Michigan State University
Club: Squash Club of Los Gatos
Profession: Founder & CEO, IMPETUS which provides software R&D services‚ helping large technology businesses design‚ develop‚ and test innovative software. Impetus was founded in India in 1991 and under his leadership, the company grew rapidly, going global, and becoming operational in the USA as Impetus Technologies Inc. A technology specialist, with over 20 years of experience, Praveen is a co-founder of Big Data Business Intelligence software provider Intellicus Technologies. Praveen had also co-founded Servigistics, a world leader in service supply chain planning software, which is not part of PTC (Nasdaq: PMT).
Family: Praveen lives with his wife in Cupertino and has two sons, both of whom play squash.
Squash Angle: Praveen has one son in junior squash and one son at Cornell. As his passionate hobby, Praveen has purchased and converted a racquetball facility in Los Gatos CA which now has four wide courts, and plans to convert four more. This club is unique in its focus on junior squash excellence on the West coast.  An avid sports enthusiast, he is also a squash player himself.
US Squash History: Junior squash parent, Member, Club owner.

Amrit Kanwal

KanwalEducation: BBA from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Southern California.
Clubs: University Club of Boston
Profession:
Amrit is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®); he joined MFS in 2009. Previously, Amrit was Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Putnam Investments. Amrit also previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Sequa Corporation of New York, managing all merger and acquisition activity. Prior experience includes senior strategy and corporate development roles at Pepsi-Cola International and Miller Brewing Company.
Family:
Amrit and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Indra and Deven. Deven is an avid squash player in the BU13 division and plans on beating his dad before his 13th birthday.
Squash Angle:
Amrit took up the game in his late thirties and is now a regular on the singles and doubles courts. He is also on the board at Boston based SquashBusters, the founding urban youth squash program.

F. Gilpin Lane, Athlete Representative

Lane profileEducation: University of Pennsylvania
Club: University of Pennsylvania
Profession: Gilly is an assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania Squash program, recently rejoining the staff in July 2013. In addition, he is owner of GL Squash and the GL Squash Camp.
Squash Angle: A Philadelphia native, Lane has won three Professional Squash Association (PSA) titles, reached eight PSA Tour finals, and held a world ranking as high as 48th — the second-best ranking ever for an American. A member of the US Team since 2007, Lane has been runner-up at the US Nationals four times. In 2011, he helped the U.S. team to seventh at the World Championships in Paderborn, Germany, the team’s best finish at that event. Lane also was a member of the United States’ gold medal-winning men’s team at the 2008 Pan American Games in Cuenca, Ecuador. At Penn, Lane earned All-America, All-Ivy, and team MVP all four years, as well as serving as captain as a junior and senior. He was also the first Penn player to receive the College Squash Association’s (CSA) Skillman Award, given to a player who exemplifies leadership, sportsmanship, and achievement over his career.
US Squash History: In addition to representing the US in multiple world and regional competitions as a player, Lane is part of the national teams coaching staff and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Emily Ash Lungstrum

LugstrumEducation: Emily graduated from Milton Academy in 1991, received her BA from Yale University in 1995 and MA in Education from The New School for Social Research in 1997.
Profession: Emily is currently a stay at home mom residing with her husband and two children in Brooklyn Heights. Before having children, she was a Middle School History and English teacher at the Town School in Manhattan.
Family: Emily lives in Brooklyn Heights, NY, where both of her children are avid squash players and love the game, as does her husband Justin.
Squash Angle: Emily currently is Adult Squash Chair at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn Heights, New York where she has run the International Squash Doubles Association – David C. Johnson Memorial Doubles men’s professional tournament hosted there for the past several years. She is also actively involved in organizing The Carol Weymuller Open, the Women’s International Squash Professional Association singles tournament also hosted by The Heights Casino each year. She was a top ranked junior throughout her career, competed for the US on the Junior National Team and was a four time All American, playing #1 at Yale. She currently competes professionally in the Women’s Doubles Squash Association. She was the Finalist in the 2010 Mixed Doubles Nationals, becoming Champion in 2011, and has consistently been ranked in the top 10 of the Women’s Open doubles rankings. She was selected to represent the United States as the first team at the 2011 World Doubles Championships held in Toronto. Emily also serves on the Board of Skillman Associates which oversees and fundraises for Yale Squash and is a mentor for the urban squash and education program CitySquash in the Bronx. She plays at the University Club of New York and at The Heights Casino.
US Squash History: Emily has collaborated extensively with US Squash in her role as Tournament Chair for both the Weymuller Open and Johnson Memorial Doubles, two events for which US Squash serves as financial sponsor. In addition, Emily has served actively on the Doubles Committee for several years.

Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole

Terry O'TooleEducation: Terry received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 1980 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983.
Profession: Terry is the co-managing member of Tinicum Capital Partners II LP, a private investment partnership based in New York City. Prior to joining Tinicum in January 2006, Mr. O’Toole spent 21 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a partner, a member of the investment committee and the partnership committee, and the chief operating officer of the principal investment area (PIA), the private equity investing arm of the firm. He is currently a member of the boards of Liberman Broadcasting, Inc., Enesco Holdings LLC, R 360 Environmental Solutions, Inc., and Skyway Towers LLC. Terry is also the chairman of the board of trustees at Villanova, and is a trustee of the Pingry School in New Jersey, where he served as chairman of the investment committee. He was a member of the Stanford Business School Trust from 2001 to 2006, and was chair from 2005 to 2006.
Family: Terry lives in Short Hills, New Jersey, with his wife, Polly, where they raised their two children, Maggie and Brian.
Squash Angle: Terry is an active singles and doubles player, and competes in club tournaments and some National Championships. His daughter Maggie played varsity squash at Princeton, where she was a member of three National Championship teams and a co-captain as a senior, graduating in 2009, and his son Brian will be a senior this fall at Dartmouth where he plays on the varsity squash team and will serve as a co-captain next year.
US Squash History: Polly and Terry have been generous benefactors to US Squash, having donated a leadership gift to the recent Junior Development Campaign, US Squash’s most successful to date, and served on the campaign committee.

Marshall W. (Mark) Pagon

Mark PagonEducation: Mark is a former Ph.D. Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds an MA from the University of California, where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Reed College. Mark is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy, and attended secondary school at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia.
Professional:
 Mark is CEO and founder of the Xanadoo Company, a technology development company.  Prior to starting Xanadoo Company, Mark was the founder and CEO of Pegasus Communications, a satellite television, cable television and broadcast TV company serving 1.5 million subscribers throughout the US. Before founding Pegasus, Mark was Managing Partner of BDI Associates (private equity) and an Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Butcher & Singer, Inc. (investment banking). Mark has served on the Board of Directors of numerous industry and trade associations, including the Wireless Communications Association (WCA), where he also served as a member of WCA’s Executive Committee and Treasurer, as well as the Satellite Business & Communications Association (SBCA), where he served as a member of SBA’s Executive Committee. He has also served as a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Media Security & Reliability Commission.
Pro Bono: Mark is a member of the Board of Trustees of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, of the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia, PA and of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Independence Seaport Museum and of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (where he also chaired the Finance Committee).
Squash Angle: Mark learned to play squash while at Reed College, captaining the team his junior and senior years. He competed in many club and regional tournaments while a student on the West Coast. Since returning to the East Coast, Mark has continued to play squash regularly in New York (as a member of the River Club and the Union Club, where he chaired the Squash Committee) and in Philadelphia (as a member of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, the Merion Cricket Club and the Philadelphia Cricket Club). Mark is an avid doubles player, captaining many league teams and is a regular participant in regional and club tournaments. He is a member of the US Jesters Club and is the brother of Keen Butcher.
Family: Mark lives in Haverford, PA with his wife Holly and their two children, Willow and Sam, both of whom are budding squash players (and US Squash members).
US Squash History: Board member.

Michelle Quibell, Athlete Representative

Michelle Quibell Profile photoEducation: Michelle received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University in 2006, and an MBA and Master of Environmental Science from the University of Michigan in 2012.
Profession: Michelle has been working as a Strategy Consultant in the Utility Management Consulting Practice at Accenture since her graduation from business school in 2012. Prior to graduate school, she lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked on climate and energy policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Family: Michelle lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, Adam Gray.
Squash Angle: Michelle played on several junior and women’s national teams, won two individual CSA titles and three CSA team titles while at Yale, and won a Silver Medal in the Women’s Team Championships at the Pan American Games in 2007. She now plays at the downtown Seattle Athletic Club.
U.S. Squash History: Michelle served as an active athlete member of the Finance Committee for two years and is now a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson portrait RT (2)Linda Robinson is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and is the Global Head of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for enterprise marketing, media relations, internal communications and executive communications, and also works closely with investor relations, government relations and philanthropy.
Ms. Robinson served on the BlackRock Board of Directors from 2004 to 2011. Prior to joining BlackRock in June 2011, Ms. Robinson served as Chairman of Robinson Lerer & Montgomery (RLM), a strategic communications firm that she co-founded in 1986. During her 25 years with the Firm, she provided strategic counsel to CEOs and senior management of hundreds of companies on a broad range of business challenges, including corporate positioning, crisis management, public policy, media outreach, and more.
Earlier Ms. Robinson served as senior vice president of corporate affairs at Warner Cable Communications from 1983 to 1986. She was part of the management turnaround team that brought the company to a position of profitability and growth, and played a leading role in creating and executing communications and government affairs strategies for the company and its operating divisions.

Tim Wyant, Ex Officio

Staff_Wyant (2)Education: Tim received a B.A. in Comparative Religion from Harvard University in 2006.
Profession: Tim is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA), the Chair of the US Squash Doubles Committee, and on the board of CitySquash. Prior to this, Tim served as the Executive Director of CitySquash since its founding in 2002 and competed on the professional squash tour for two years following graduation.
Squash Angle: Tim was a four-time All-American and two-time captain of the Harvard University squash team. After graduation, Tim played on the professional squash tour and for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Class

Class 1

Class 1

Class 2

Class 2

Class 2

Class 3

Class 3

Class 4

Class 4

Class 4

Member

Amrit Kanwal

Diana Dowling

Timothy J. Conway

Gilly Lane

Michelle Quibell

John Fry

Praveen Kankariya

Emily Ash Lungstrum

Terry O’Toole

Mark Pagon

Term

Through June 2016

Through June 2016

Through June 2017

Through June 2017

Through June 2017

Through June 2014

Through June 2014

Through June 2015

Through June 2015

Through June 2015

US Squash was the first national squash governing body in the world and is proud of its long history of leadership in the sport.

Past US Squash Presidents and Chairs of the Board of Directors

1920-25 – Sydney P. Clark
1925-26 – Lyman M. Bass
1926-27 – Sydney P. Clark
1927-28 – L.D. Young
1928-29 – W. Candler Bowditch
1929-32 – Ralph A. Powers
1932-33 – Paul E. Callanan
1933-35 – Adrian W. Smith
1935-37 – Joseph de V. Keefe
1937-39 – James D. Standish, Jr.
1939-42 – Darwin P. Kingsley, Jr.
1942-48 – W. Mifflin Large
1948-49 – Seymour H. Knox, Jr.
1949-50 – Neil J. Sullivan, II
1950-51 – Andrew N. Winslow, Jr.
1951-53 – Henry W. Putnam
1953-54 – H. Hunter Lott, Jr.
1954-56 – John P. Humes
1956-58 – Braman B. Adams
1958-61 – Ernest D. Richmond, Jr.
1961-63 – Joseph T. Hahn
1963-65 – Howard A. Davis
1965-67 – William T. Ketcham, Jr.
1967-69 – Seymour H. Knox, III
1969-71 – W. Stewart Brauns, Jr.
1971-73 – Lloyd Jacobs
1973-75 – Darwin P. Kingsley, III
1975-77 – E. Harmon Friel, Jr.
1977-79 – A. Warren Smith, Jr.
1979-80 – Thomas Wrightson
1980-82 – Herbert H. Gross
1982-84 – John F. Herrick
1984-86 – Leonard Bernheimer
1986-88 – C. Shelley Acuff
1988-90 – Charles C. Kingsley
1990-93 – George A. Haggarty
1993-95 – Alan L. Fox
1995-97 – Andrew P. Naniche
1997-99 – E. Taylor Quick
1999-01 – Eben Hardie III
2001-03 – Kevin M Jernigan
2003-06 – Kenneth M. Stillman
2006-09 – Jeanne M. Blasberg
2009-13 – Peter R. Lasusa, Jr.

Past Chief Executives

1975-92 – Darwin P. Kingsley, III
1992-03 – Craig Brand
2003-04 – Palmer Page
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Jennifer Mackesy

Jen MackeseyEducation: BBA from College of William & Mary Clubs: Bronxville Field Club & Pyramid Squash Club Family: Jennifer currently resides in Bronxville, New York with her husband D. Scott Mackesy, a General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson, Stowe and their two sons Tyler (13) and Coulter (12). Scott was a collegiate tennis player, also from William & Mary, and is now a competitive amateur squash player, and her boys are highly ranked juniors. Professional: Jennifer spent ten years in the retail industry, and she was Vice President, Merchandise Manager at Lord & Taylor Department Stores before she decided to stay home and raise her children.
Pro Bono: Jennifer serves on the board of a number of non-profit organizations. She is a Trustee for Graham Windham, the oldest Foster Care Agency in the country, and sits on the Greenburgh-Graham School Board. She recently joined the William & Mary Foundation Board, and was previously a Vice President of the Bronxville School Foundation. Jennifer was also a PTA Board Member at the Bronxville School.
Squash Angle: Jennifer lives in a family of avid squash players. Her collegiate athletic background is in soccer; however, she now actively plays racquet sports and loves to watch squash both at the junior, amateur, and professional level. Jennifer is the Program Coordinator for the Bronxville Middle & High School Squash Teams, and is the Board Chair of the FairWest Public School Squash League.
US Squash History: Junior squash parent

Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole

Terry O'TooleEducation: Terry received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 1980 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983.
Profession: Terry is the co-managing member of Tinicum Capital Partners II LP, a private investment partnership based in New York City. Prior to joining Tinicum in January 2006, Mr. O’Toole spent 21 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a partner, a member of the investment committee and the partnership committee, and the chief operating officer of the principal investment area (PIA), the private equity investing arm of the firm. He is currently a member of the boards of Liberman Broadcasting, Inc., Enesco Holdings LLC, R 360 Environmental Solutions, Inc., and Skyway Towers LLC. Terry is also the chairman of the board of trustees at Villanova, and is a trustee of the Pingry School in New Jersey, where he served as chairman of the investment committee. He was a member of the Stanford Business School Trust from 2001 to 2006, and was chair from 2005 to 2006.
Family: Terry lives in Short Hills, New Jersey, with his wife, Polly, where they raised their two children, Maggie and Brian.
Squash Angle: Terry is an active singles and doubles player, and competes in club tournaments and some National Championships. His daughter Maggie played varsity squash at Princeton, where she was a member of three National Championship teams and a co-captain as a senior, graduating in 2009, and his son Brian will be a senior this fall at Dartmouth where he plays on the varsity squash team and will serve as a co-captain next year.
US Squash History: Polly and Terry have been generous benefactors to US Squash, having donated a leadership gift to the recent Junior Development Campaign, US Squash’s most successful to date, and served on the campaign committee.

Marshall W. (Mark) Pagon

Mark PagonEducation: Mark is a former Ph.D. Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds an MA from the University of California, where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Reed College. Mark is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy, and attended secondary school at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia.
Professional:
Mark is CEO and founder of the Xanadoo Company, a technology development company. Prior to starting Xanadoo Company, Mark was the founder and CEO of Pegasus Communications, a satellite television, cable television and broadcast TV company serving 1.5 million subscribers throughout the US. Before founding Pegasus, Mark was Managing Partner of BDI Associates (private equity) and an Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Butcher & Singer, Inc. (investment banking). Mark has served on the Board of Directors of numerous industry and trade associations, including the Wireless Communications Association (WCA), where he also served as a member of WCA’s Executive Committee and Treasurer, as well as the Satellite Business & Communications Association (SBCA), where he served as a member of SBA’s Executive Committee. He has also served as a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Media Security & Reliability Commission.
Pro Bono: Mark is a member of the Board of Trustees of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, of the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia, PA and of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Independence Seaport Museum and of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (where he also chaired the Finance Committee).
Squash Angle: Mark learned to play squash while at Reed College, captaining the team his junior and senior years. He competed in many club and regional tournaments while a student on the West Coast. Since returning to the East Coast, Mark has continued to play squash regularly in New York (as a member of the River Club and the Union Club, where he chaired the Squash Committee) and in Philadelphia (as a member of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, the Merion Cricket Club and the Philadelphia Cricket Club). Mark is an avid doubles player, captaining many league teams and is a regular participant in regional and club tournaments. He is a member of the US Jesters Club and is the brother of Keen Butcher.
Family: Mark lives in Haverford, PA with his wife Holly and their two children, Willow and Sam, both of whom are budding squash players (and US Squash members).
US Squash History: Board member.