BILL BUCKINGHAM, Director of Member Services
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Bill started at U.S. Squash in July 2007 and manages individual, team and club membership programs and drive all online and offline communication. Prior to working at U.S. 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 U.S. 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.
DAN HEINRICH, Director of Junior Development
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Dan joined U.S. Squash in July 2011 and oversees adult and junior accredited (sanctioned) events, as well as all National Championships. Dan was a seasonal intern with U.S. Squash during the 2010-2011 season. Prior to U.S. 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, Chief Executive Officer
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Kevin joined U.S. Squash as CEO in December 2004 and oversees all U.S. 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.
KRISTI MAROC, Director of Media and Public Relations
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Kristi joined U.S. Squash to manage the publicity and promotion of the U.S. Open and U.S. Squash in March 2012. Kristi’s background is in international event management, media strategy, public relations, multimedia production and online management, and she holds a Masters of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Marketing. Kristi most recently served as Senior Media Advisor to the Ministry of Health in Sydney, Australia – her home country. Prior to that she was International Media and Communications Manager at the University of Sydney, where she was responsible for developing and managing global events and public relations strategies to highlight the University’s international activities and raise the international profile of the University. Kristi’s other roles have included National Marketing and Communications Manager of Special Olympics Australia, Communications and Events Manager at Australian Science Innovations, and Media Researcher at Havas Media in London. She was also formerly a Radio Producer and Field Reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia’s national public broadcaster. Kristi has had an enthusiastic passion for squash since she was young and was introduced to the sport by her father.
CONOR O’MALLEY, Director of Events
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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.
PRESTON QUICK, Director of Doubles
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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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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, Senior Program Manager
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Ryan started with U.S. Squash in July 2012 as a lead for the U.S. 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 U.S. 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, Program Manager
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Harry started at U.S. Squash in September 2012 as a Program Manager. He is responsible for supporting the accredited (sanctioned) 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 U.S. 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.
DENT WILKENS, Program Director
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Dent started at U.S. Squash in August 2008 as as a Program Manager, and is responsible for U.S. 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 U.S. Squash’s initiative to seed new middle and high school programs across the country. Prior to working at U.S. 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 U.S. 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.