BILL BUCKINGHAM, Director of Member Services
firstname.lastname@example.org ; 212-268-4090 ext. 5884
Bill started at US Squash in July 2007 and manages individual, team and club membership programs and drive all online and offline communication. Prior to working at US Squash, Bill spent the previous 8 years as Sports Marketing Director for the Greater New Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau. In this capacity, Bill marketed the region as a venue for sporting event rights holders and national governing bodies, including US Squash, to host their tournaments and national championships. The events Bill helped recruit resulted in an estimated economic impact of 35 million dollars to the region. Bill is also a founding board member of Squash Haven, the first New Haven urban squash and education program, now entering their inaugural year.
WICK CLOTHIER, Program Manager
email@example.com; 212-268-4090 ext. 5889
Wick started at U.S Squash in July 2013 as a Program Manager. He is responsible for supporting the accredited tournament structure nationally with a focus on improving the tools available for tournament directors, as well as assisting with the implementation of National Championships. Prior to working for U.S Squash, Wick interned for an NGO in Ecuador for his semester abroad junior year, and was an Intern for SquashSmarts in Philadelphia. He attended and played varsity squash all 4 years for Franklin and Marshall College. During his high school career he founded the Radnor High School Squash Team, one of the only varsity public-high school teams in the country. Wick continues to play squash at Merion Cricket Club outside of Philadelphia.
DAN HEINRICH, Director of Junior Development
firstname.lastname@example.org ; 212-268-4090 ext. 5888
Dan joined US Squash in July 2011 and oversees adult and junior accredited (sanctioned) events, as well as all National Championships. Dan was a seasonal intern with US Squash during the 2010-2011 season. Prior to US Squash, Dan was a squash teaching professional in Minnesota at the Lakeville Life Time Fitness Club and was a Sales and Marketing Intern for the Minnesota Swarm Professional Lacrosse Team. He stated playing squash at Colby College where he was on the Varsity Team his junior and senior years and continues to play recreationally in New York City.
KEVIN KLIPSTEIN, President & Chief Executive Officer
email@example.com ; 212-268-4090 ext. 5881
Kevin joined US Squash as CEO in December 2004 and oversees all US Squash operations. Previously, Kevin worked for Sun Microsystems in the Worldwide Marketing Operations group where he led cross-divisional process improvement projects using Six Sigma. He also managed worldwide sponsorships which included negotiating sales and marketing deals with MLB.com and a multi-year relationship with the National Hockey League. Prior to working at Sun, Kevin was in the corporate consulting division of the sports marketing firm ProServ where he managed account teams serving sponsorship clients in strategic planning, negotiation and implementation.
CONOR O’MALLEY, Vice President of US Squash Properties
firstname.lastname@example.org ; 212-268-4090 ext. 5883
Conor started in June 2007 and is responsible for the management of the U.S. Open and national team activities. A graduate of Denison University where he played and captained the squash team, Conor got his start in squash playing varsity at Pomfret Boarding School. After college, Conor moved to Chicago where he served as the Assistant Squash Professional at the University Club of Chicago. In this role, Conor also served as the Assistant Tournament Director of the well known Windy City Open, the richest prize money in men’s Professional squash event in North America. Conor was also instrumental in establishing METROSquash, the first Chicago urban squash and education program at the University of Chicago as well as a co-founded PureSquash, a successful squash merchandising website.
JAY PRINCE, Executive Editor
email@example.com ; 212-268-4090 ext. 5885
Jay joined US Squash as the Executive Editor after publishing Squash Magazine for 17 years. At US Squash, Jay is responsible for driving the production of Squash Magazine as well as helping with the transition into the digital production and delivery of the magazine and other aspects of US Squash. Having been in the publishing world since his college days at UC Berkeley (including several stints at the Tacoma News Tribune, in Tacoma, WA, and the San Francisco Chronicle), Jay jumped into the magazine world by co-founding Junior Tennis Magazine—aimed at the highest level of junior tennis around the world. In 1997, Jay entered into an agreement with the then USSRA to produce Squash Magazine for the Association’s members. While building Squash Magazine, Jay was intimately involved in every aspect of the magazine’s production (writing, editing, photography, production and developing longterm relationships with advertisers). While at UC Berkeley, Jay was introduced to squash after 18 years of competitive tennis and, within his first year, he played on the only college team west of the Mississippi to compete in the Collegiate National Championships. Jay also played lacrosse for Cal before graduating in 1987. Jay is active in league play in Seattle, WA, and is a regular participant in the US Masters and Skill Level Championships.
PRESTON QUICK, Director of Doubles
firstname.lastname@example.org ; 212-268-4090 ext. 5890
Preston started in June 2011 and is responsible for all aspects of squash doubles programming including the accreditation (sanctioning) and support of tournaments, rankings, hosting the National Championships and development programs. Prior to joining US Squash, Preston served as the Head Squash Professional at the Union Boat Club in Boston, MA where he worked for more than five years. Prior to serving in this role, he was the assistant pro at the Field Club of Greenwich for three years. Quick served on the US Squash Board of Directors for two years in the capacity of Athlete Representative, and has served on the Massachusetts Squash Board for three years. Quick previously served on the Board of Squash Haven, the New Haven based urban squash and education program for two years. Prior to serving as a squash professional, Quick was the Executive Director of the College Squash Association for two years, immediately after graduating from Trinity College where he was a four time All-American and played on the team which started the 13 year unbeaten streak. Quick’s other playing highlights include multiple junior, intercollegiate, doubles and singles National titles. An experienced tournament director, Quick has run several National Championships, including two National Sibling Doubles Championships and the recent U.S. Hardball Championships.
RYAN RAYFIELD, Director of Technology
email@example.com; 212-268-4090 ext. 5895
Ryan started with US Squash in July 2012 as a lead for the US Squash Officiating program. His focus is driving the development of additional training and education targeted at improving the quality of officiating nationally at all levels. Prior to working at US Squash, Ryan held a position with Accenture in its technology division where he was involved in projects across the Technology, Consumer goods, and Healthcare sectors. After leaving Accenture he took a position with a small software firm managing their Reporting and Analytics division. He captained the University of Pennsylvania Squash Team, graduating in 2008, and has remained active in the sport at his local club in Philadelphia, The Racquet Club of Philadelphia.
HARRY SMITH, Senior Program Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-268-4090 ext. 5893
Harry started at US Squash in September 2012 as a Program Manager. He is responsible for supporting the accredited tournament structure nationally with a focus on improving the tools available for tournament directors, as well as assisting with the implementation of National Championships. Prior to working at US Squash, Harry was an intern at a small real estate investment firm between his junior and senior year at Colby College. While at Colby Harry was the #1 player on the Men’s Varsity Squash team for four years and was the captain during his senior year. He continues to play squash recreationally at his local club in Long Island.
RICH WADE, Director of National Teams and Certifications
email@example.com; 212-269-4090 ext. 5898
Rich started at US Squash in August 2013 as Director of National Teams and Certifications. He is responsible for further developing all aspects of the national team structure, along with implementing a new officiating program and aiding the development of current or prospective teaching professionals. Rich graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Sports Development and Recreation in his home country of England. In 2003 he captained a High School Championship winning team with Wycliffe College, and twice won the Division 1 College Championships with Leeds Metropolitan University. After a short career on the PSA tour, Rich has spent the past four years coaching in Greenwich, CT.
DENT WILKENS, Vice President of Programs & Partnerships
firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-268-4090 ext. 5882
Dent started at US Squash in August 2008 as a Program Manager, and is responsible for US Squash’s relationship with the College Squash Association including management of their National Championships. He also focuses on programs which support teaching professionals and coaches, as well as US Squash’s initiative to seed new middle and high school programs across the country. Prior to working at US Squash, Wilkens held teaching professional positions at the Fairmount Athletic Club in Philadelphia and the Concord-Acton Squash Club outside of Boston, and served as tournament director for several 2008 US Squash Championships. He captained the Princeton Squash Team, graduating in 2007, and was an integral member of the Princeton Squash Camp coaching staff for six years. Wilkens also worked for Squashtalk.com as an office manager during a sabbatical from Princeton.