US SQUASH

Committees

US Squash has four Standing Committees which are permanent committees of the association. They are the Nominating and Governance Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Institutional Advancement Committee, and Investment Committee.

The association also has other committees to assist its promotion of the sport among certain constituencies and program areas including the Doubles, Hall of Fame & Museum, Hardball Singles, District Association, National Team, Rules & Referee, and Women’s Committees.

In addition, US Squash has several advisory councils which assist the association determine policy and action in the relevant program areas. The current councils include the Teaching Pro Advisory Council and Athletes’ Advisory Council. For more information on these councils, click here.

The Finance and Audit Committee shall oversee the preparation and review of the annual budget for the Association to be prepared by the CEO and to be submitted for the forthcoming fiscal year to the Board no later than ten (10) days before its Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Members. The Finance and Audit Committee shall oversee the selection and retention of independent auditors and ensure that audits are undertaken annually, and that such audits are objective and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). The Finance and Audit Committee shall oversee all general budgeting and financial planning as well as recommend to the Board appropriate compensation for the CEO based on an objective analysis. This Committee may also submit recommendations to the Board concerning any matter relating to the financial affairs of this Association. The Finance and Audit Committee shall also be responsible for such other activities as specified in its Committee Charter. To download the Finance and Audit Committee Charter, click here.

Timothy J. Conway, Chair

Tim Conway ProfileLives: Boston, MA
Education
: 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 lives in Boston, MA, with his wife, Kathryn and three teenagers, who 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 US 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.

Scott Poirier

Jacqueline (Jackie) Moss, CFA

Lives: Chicago, IL
Education: AB, Princeton University, Politics and Economics, MBA, Northwestern JL Kellogg School of Management
Clubs: University Club of Chicago
Profession: Investment Manager, President, Trees Investment Counsel
Family: Husband, Sean Ballard (one of the top squash players in Chicago), Twin Boys, Blake and Evan – 4 months (future squash players), Brother David Moss (played squash at Princeton), Sister Lindsay Moss Byrnes (played squash at Penn)
Squash Angle: Interested in junior squash and urban squash, squash as an Olympic sport
US Squash History: Finance, Audit and Compensation Committee, and founding board member, former board chair and current board member of METROsquash.

The Investment Committee shall oversee the capital investments of the Association in accordance with applicable fiduciary standards. The Investment Committee shall also be responsible for such other activities as specified in its Committee Charter.  To download the Investment Committee charter, click here.

Amrit Kanwal, Chair

KanwalLives: Boston, MA
Education:
 BA from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Southern California.
Club: 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 lives in Boston, MA, with his wife, Sarah, and two children, Indra and Deven. Deven is an avid squash player in the BU17 division.
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.
US Squash History: Amrit has been a Director since 2012 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

William Broadbent

Leonard Bernheimer

Lives: Wellesley Hills, MA
Education: Williams College, BA, 1963; Stanford Business School, MBA, 1965
Clubs: University Club of Boston, Belmont Country Club, BallenIsles Country Club, Taconic Golf Club
Profession: Retired
Family: Marilyn Bernheimer (Wife), Jonathan Bernheimer (Son), Beth Harrington (Daughter)
Squash Angle: 10 Times U.S. National Singles Champion, 13 Times U.S. National Doubles Champion, One Time Canadian National Singles Champion, 9 Times Canadian National Doubles Champion, 3 Times World Doubles Champion, Approximately 50 Times Massachusetts State Singles and Doubles Champion. Numerous other local and regional squash championships. Started squash at Williams College where I played for four years. After a seven year break, resumed squash at The University Club in Boston and have played and competed for the past 40 years. He has helped organize and run numerous local and national tournaments in Boston during the past 40 years. He was president of Mass. Squash from 1976-1978 and a member of its Executive Committee from 1972-present. Member, Board of Directors, SquashBusters 1995-present; Chairman of the Board, SquashBusters, 2000-present.
US Squash History: Member, US Squash Board of Directors, 1975-1986; Various officer positions in US Squash (Ass’t. Sec’y, Sec’y, V.P) 1975-1983; President US Squash 1984-1986; President, The Jesters Club, 1994-1996 ; Member, Board of Trustees, US Squash Endowment Trustees, 1991-present; Member, US Squash Doubles Committee, 2005-present.

Thomas M. Poor

Lives: Boston, MA
Clubs: University Club of Boston
Profession: Retired
Squash Angle: Tom started playing squash at the age of nine in Philadelphia and is certainly the most accomplished player on the Board, with more titles to his name than space to list them. Starting in the 60’s Tom, continued winning hardball singles titles while shifting into more competitive doubles in the 80’s earning title after title with many different partners. Tom has represented the United States in international events and continues to play competitive doubles. He has also led the Junior Committee locally in Massachusetts.
US Squash History: Investment Committee and former Board Member (2007-2009).

The Institutional Advancement Committee shall assist the Association reach fundraising goals through donor identification, relationship building, cultivation, and solicitation as well as serve as a forum for new ideas regarding development campaigns, infrastructure, and contacts. The Institutional Advancement Committee shall support all Association Funds. To download the Institutional Advancement Committee Charter, click here.

Emily Ash Lungstrum, Chair

LugstrumLives: New York, NY
Education
: 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.
Club: The Heights Casino
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.

Jennifer Mackesy

Jen MackeseyLives: Bronxville, NY
Education:
BBA from College of William & Mary
Clubs: Bronxville Field Club & Pyramid Squash Club
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.
Family: Jennifer lives 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.
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

Julie Menin

Soo Venkatesan

venkatesanLives: San Francisco, CA
Education: Soo graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.
Club: University Club of San Francisco
Profession: Soo has 20 years of business and nonprofit experience in the finance, investment and philanthropic sectors. Most recently, Soo served as senior program manager at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she was responsible for supporting regional and statewide educational initiatives. Previously, she invested in and advised a portfolio of private companies and entrepreneurs as a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Capital and later through an advisory firm she co-founded. Soo started her career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and investment banking associate at J.P. Morgan.
Pro Bono: Soo currently serves as a board member of the San Francisco Opera Association, the Partnership for Children and Youth and the Nueva School, and is a former board member of the San Francisco Education Fund. She advises a number of non-profits in the area of board development and fundraising and is actively engaged in projects focused on youth development, educational equity and innovation as a pro-bono consultant.
Family: She and her husband Raj Venkatesan reside in San Francisco, CA with their two children.
Squash Angle: Soo is working on improving her squash game with the help of her husband and two sons, who are active in junior squash and who surpassed her playing abilities long ago. Her family is involved with SquashDrive, a local urban squash program, in many different capacities.
US Squash History: Soo has served on the Institutional Advancement Committee since its formation.

The Nominating and Governance Committee shall be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and recommending for nomination by the Committee, all non-Athlete Representative candidates for membership on the Board and all non-Board member members of the Committee. The Nominating and Governance Committee shall also consult with the Board with regard to appointing members of the Standing Committees as well as be responsible for such other activities as specified in its Committee Charter.  To download the Nominating and Governance Committee Charter, click here.

Albert G. (Sandy) Tierney III, Chair

Sandy for US Squash(1)Lives: Weston, MA
Education: Dartmouth College (AB, 1975), Boston College (JD, 1978)
Clubs: University Club of Boston, The Country Club, Brookline, MA
Profession: Sandy is Executive Vice President and Principal at McCall & Almy, a commercial real estate advisory firm in Boston, MA.
Family: Sandy lives in Weston, MA with his wife, Cathy. He has three children – Caitlin, Christopher and Alexander.
Squash Angle: Sandy began playing squash at Brooks School in the fall of 1968, went on to play at Dartmouth, and made the transition to doubles in the late 80s. He serves on the board of SquashBusters and is the Chairman of its Expansion Committee.
US Squash History: Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Review – serving on the committee since 2007


Phil Brandes

Lives: New York City

Amrit Kanwal

KanwalLives: Boston, MA
Education:
 BA from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Southern California.
Club: 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 lives in Boston, MA, with his wife, Sarah, and two children, Indra and Deven. Deven is an avid squash player in the BU17 division.
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.
US Squash History: Amrit has been a Director since 2012 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Jennifer Mackesy

Jen MackeseyLives: Bronxville, NY
Education:
BBA from College of William & Mary
Clubs: Bronxville Field Club & Pyramid Squash Club
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.
Family: Jennifer lives 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.
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

Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson portrait RT (2)Lives: New York, NY
Education:
Linda recieved a B.A. from the University of Southern California, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She is a trustee of NYU Langone Medcal Center and The Chapin School
Professional: 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.
Family: Linda lives in New York, NY, with her kids Nicholas and Olivia.
Squash Angle: Ms. Robinson’s father played squash, and her brother and nephew still do. Her son Nicholas and daughter Olivia are active high level junior squash players.
US Squash History: Linda has been a Director since 2014.

Doubles Committee 
Josh Schwartz, Chairperson – New York, NY
Lee Belknap – New Canaan, CT
Len Bernheimer – Boston, MA
Scott Brehman, Philadelphia, PA
Ed Chilton – Wilmington, DE
Aiden Harrison – Lake Forest, IL
Kevin Jernigan – San Francisco, CA
Emily Lungstrum – New York, NY
Alicia McConnell – Colorado Springs, CO
Mike McGorry – Buffalo, NY
Sarah Odell – New York, NY
Molly Pierce – Philadelphia, PA
Tom Poor – Boston, MA
Dave Rosen – Baltimore, MD

Hall of Fame & Museum Committee 
James Zug, Chairperson
Paul Assaiante
Alan Fox
Mariann Greenberg
Jack Herrick
Demer Holleran
Sam Howe
Hazel White Jones
Charlie Kingsley
Aggie Kurtz
John Lau
John Lesko
Don Mills
Gail Ramsay
Tom Rumpler
Larry Sconzo
Carol Weymuller
Greg Zaff

Hardball Singles Committee 
Charlie Baker, Chairperson

District Association Committee 
David Keating, Chairperson

National Team Committee 
Paul Assaiante, Chairperson

Rules & Referee Committee 
Sheldon Anderson, Chairperson

Women’s Committee 
Kim Clearkin, AJ Copeland and Jen Gabler, Chairpersons
Maria Mayorga – Boston
Jennifer Gabler – CT
Marie Vlcek – CT
Niki Clement – CT
Jessica Green – NY
Emily Stieff – NY
Amy Milanek – Philadelphia
Joyce Davenport – Philadelphia
Pam Rende – Philadelphia
Nancy Cushman – Baltimore
AJ Copeland – DC
Leslie Blythe – Atlanta
Beth Federowich – Pittsburg
Anne Robertson – MN
Kristin Waters – Cincinnati
Jesse Anderson – CO
LuLu Chou – Seattle
Kathryn Grant – Seattle
Andrea Bowen – Portland
Kim Clearkin – San Francisco
Tina Fuselli – AZ
Shona Kerr – College
Leslie Cameron – Chicago/ WI
Heidi Mather – St. Louis
Grace Birmingham – FL
Jess May – Lancaster, PA
Stephanie Bosserman – Charlottesville, VA

Councils

Teaching Pro Advisory Council
Harry Smith, Chairperson

Athletes’ Advisory Council
Gilly Lane, Chairperson