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

Lives: Boston, MA
Tim is the head of Private Credit at NewStar Financial, the alternative credit group of First Eagle, where he serves as a member of the Management and Investment Committees. Tim founded NewStar in June 2004, serving as its chief executive officer and, from 2006, as chairman of the company’s board of directors. From 1996 to 2002, Tim managed Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for FleetBoston Financial Corporation and was a member of the Management, Credit Policy and Market Risk Committees. Prior to joining Fleet, Tim was a senior securities officer at Citicorp Securities Inc., with responsibility for the bank’s private placement, loan syndication and acquisition finance businesses. He was also a member of Citicorp’s High Yield Commitment Committee, and began his career in finance at Aetna, where he was an investment director responsible for the purchase and management of privately placed debt securities, including project finance and other structured securities. Tim has a BA from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a trustee of Fairfield University and serves as a director of Citizen School in addition to US Squash.

He picked up squash after college at the New Britain, CT YMCA more than 30 years ago, has been an avid recreational player ever since, and his two children also play, one of them at the collegiate level currently.

Christopher Gordon

Lives: New York, NY
Athlete Representative
Chris turned professional as a teenager in 2004, and has been one of the highest-ranked American men on the PSA Tour over the past two decades. As a junior, he won three national titles including two consecutive U19 titles in 2004 and 2005. Chris reached a career-high ranking of world No. 44 in May 2013, and has won five titles on the PSA Tour. Chris won his first S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship title in 2013.

Chris has represented Team USA in six World Team Championships, eight Pan American Championships and three Pan American Games. At the 2011 Pan American Games, Chris earned a silver medal in men’s doubles with Julian Illingworth and a men’s team bronze medal. At the 2015 Pan American Games, Gordon earned bronze medals in the men’s doubles and men’s team competitions.

Francis Johnson

Lives: Charlottesville, VA
Francis is a Director at Felton Group, LLC, a single family office and Program Director for Quantitative Foundation. An important objective of the foundation is the development and growth of squash. Francis oversaw the foundation’s grant for the building of McArthur Squash Center, home of squash at the University of Virginia. Francis is also President of Friends of Virginia Squash, the non-profit dedicated to supporting the squash teams at UVA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University.

Francis grew up in Charlottesville, competed in junior squash, and played varsity lacrosse and squash at Yale and earned All-American in squash in 2007. Through his work at Quantitative Foundation, Francis has collaborated with US Squash on multiple squash related initiatives.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Moss, CFA

Lives: Chicago, IL
Jackie is a portfolio manager in William Blair’s Investment Counseling group. Prior to William Blair, Jackie was an Investment Specialist in J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Prior to that, she was president and COO of Trees Investment Counsel, a Registered Investment Advisory firm serving high-net-worth families, endowments, and foundations. She is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago. She received her A.B. degree in economics, certificate in politics from Princeton University and has an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Jackie comes from a squash playing family, played varsity squash at Princeton, and is married to a squash player. She is a founding board member of the non-profit after school program, METRO squash, and is a former board chair of the organization.

Scott Poirier

Lives: Boston, MA
Scott is President and Owner of ProBuilder Financial, LLC. and has over 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry at Citibank, FleetBoston Financial, and NewStar Financial. Previously, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Yale University. He is licensed as both a Construction Supervisor and Real Estate Agent in Massachusetts.

An accomplished and active squash player dating back to his USMA days, Scott’s children also compete in junior squash.

 

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

Lives: Boston, MA
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. He earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Southern California.

An accomplished badminton player as a youth, he took up the sport in his late thirties and is now a regular on the singles and doubles courts. He served many years on the board at Boston based SquashBusters, the founding urban youth squash program and is also the current Chairman of the Board of the Squash and Education Alliance.

Olivia Blatchford

Lives: Wilton, CT
Athlete Representative
Olivia won four national titles throughout her junior career, and became just the second U.S. player to win a British Junior Open title when she won the U15’s in 2007.

Olivia became a full-time professional in 2008 at the age of fifteen. After a brief spell as a part-time teaching professional at her home club, Chelsea Piers CT, she returned to the PSA Tour full-time in 2013 with the support of the US Squash Elite Athlete Program. Olivia enjoyed her most successful year on the PSA Tour in 2017, rising from world No. 27 in January to a career high world No. 12 in December. She has won five PSA titles, and earned her first U.S. Women’s Championship title in 2017.

Olivia has represented Team USA in four World Team Championships, three Pan American Championships and two Pan American Games. At the 2015 Pan American Games, Olivia won a gold medal in the women’s team competition and a silver medal in the women’s singles competition.

William Broadbent

Lives: Greenwich, CT

Bill is a director for stock sales to institutional investors at a New York division of Barclays. A leader in the sport, he has been an active squash player for decades, and served on the US Squash Board of Directors in the 1990’s, chairing the then-active Junior Committee and founding, and contributing generously with his wife Camille, to the Junior Development Endowment for the association. His son and daughter played junior squash and went on to well-regarded college squash careers.

 

Daniel D. Dolan, Jr.

Lives: Chicago, IL
Dan founded Dolan McEniry Capital Management (DMC)
, a fixed income value investor with a specialty in corporate bonds, in 1997 following a sixteen-year career in the financial services industry. Dan focuses on portfolio management, security selection, new business development and is responsible for the overall administrative management of the firm.

Dan serves as a member of the board of trustees of Lake Forest College and the board of directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dan chairs the investment committee for both the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and for Lake Forest College. He recently co-chaired a $100 million capital campaign for Lake Forest College. Dan received a B.A. from Lake Forest College in 1980.

He is a lifelong squash player and has served as Chairman of several major successful doubles tournaments and other squash and racquet related events in the Chicago area over the last two decades.

Thomas M. Poor

Lives: Boston, MA
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. He previously served on the Board from 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.

Daniel D. Dolan, Jr., Co-Chair

Lives: Chicago, IL
Dan founded Dolan McEniry Capital Management (DMC)
, a fixed income value investor with a specialty in corporate bonds, in 1997 following a sixteen-year career in the financial services industry. Dan focuses on portfolio management, security selection, new business development and is responsible for the overall administrative management of the firm.

Dan serves as a member of the board of trustees of Lake Forest College and the board of directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dan chairs the investment committee for both the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and for Lake Forest College. He recently co-chaired a $100 million capital campaign for Lake Forest College. Dan received a B.A. from Lake Forest College in 1980.

He is a lifelong squash player and has served as Chairman of several major successful doubles tournaments and other squash and racquet related events in the Chicago area over the last two decades.

Jennifer Mackesy, Co-Chair

Lives: Bronxville, NY
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. She serves on the board of a number of non-profit organizations including as a Trustee for Graham Windham, the oldest Foster Care Agency in the country, and sits on the Greenburgh-Graham School Board, and the William & Mary Foundation Board. Previously a Vice President of the Bronxville School Foundation, Jennifer was also a PTA Board Member at the Bronxville School. She earned a BBA from College of William & Mary.

Jennifer’s 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. She serves as the Program Coordinator for the Bronxville Middle & High School Squash Teams, and is the Board Chair of the FairWest Public School Squash League. Her husband Scott Mackesy their two sons are all very active players.

Christopher Hanson

Lives: New York, NY
Athlete Representative
Hanson turned professional in 2013 after graduating cum laude from Dartmouth with a degree in Psychology. During his four years at Dartmouth, Chris was a three-time first team All-American, four-time first team All-Ivy, two-time CSA Scholar Athlete and co-winner of the Skillman Sportsmanship Award.

Shortly after turning professional, Chris rose up the rankings and became a US Squash Elite Athlete Program player. Chris has won two PSA Tour titles and reached a career high ranking of world No. 63 in March 2018. Chris won back-to-back S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship titles in 2017 and 2018.

Chris represented Team USA at the 2017 Men’s World Team Championship, two Pan American Championships and the 2015 Pan American Games. At the 2015 Pan Ams, Chris earned bronze medals in the men’s doubles and men’s team competitions.

Emily Ash Lungstrum

Lives: New York, NY
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. She 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.

Emily currently is Adult Squash Chair at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn Heights, New York where she has run the SDA Tour 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 WSDA. 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. Both of her children are avid squash players and love the game, as does her husband Justin.

Soo Venkatesan

Lives: San Francisco, CA
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. She also serves as a board member of the San Francisco Opera Association, the Partnership for Children, 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. Soo graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

She is working on improving her squash game with the help of her husband Raj, and two sons, who are active in junior squash.

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

Lives: Weston, MA
Sandy is Executive Vice President and Principal at McCall & Almy, a commercial real estate advisory firm in Boston, MA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Dartmouth College and law degree at Boston College.

He 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.

Jennifer Mackesy

Lives: Bronxville, NY
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. She serves on the board of a number of non-profit organizations including as a Trustee for Graham Windham, the oldest Foster Care Agency in the country, and sits on the Greenburgh-Graham School Board, and the William & Mary Foundation Board. Previously a Vice President of the Bronxville School Foundation, Jennifer was also a PTA Board Member at the Bronxville School. She earned a BBA from College of William & Mary.

Jennifer’s 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. She serves as the Program Coordinator for the Bronxville Middle & High School Squash Teams, and is the Board Chair of the FairWest Public School Squash League. Her husband Scott Mackesy their two sons are all very active players.

Linda Robinson

Lives: New York, NY
Linda Robinson most recently served as Vice Chairman of BlackRock, Inc. and prior to then on their Global Executive Committee as the Global Head of Marketing and Communications where she was responsible for enterprise marketing, media relations, internal communications and executive communications, and also works closely with investor relations, government relations and philanthropy. Prior to joining BlackRock in June 2011, Linda 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 she 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. Linda received 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 Medical Center and The Chapin School.

Linda’s father played squash, and her brother and nephew still do. She and her husband Jim’s son and daughter are active high level junior squash players.

Amanda Sobhy

Lives: Boston, MA
Athlete Representative
As a junior, Amanda became the first U.S. player to win a world junior title, and the first sixteen-year-old to win four professional titles. Following her junior career, Sobhy attended Harvard where she earned a degree in Anthropology upon graduating in 2015. Amanda achieved a remarkable 62-0 undefeated college career, including three team titles and becoming just the third player in history to win four college individual titles.

Amanda is the first U.S.-born male or female to reach the world’s top ten rankings, which she cracked in 2015. Amanda reached a career high ranking of world No. 6 in October 2016. She has captured fifteen titles on the PSA Tour, and has won four U.S. Women’s Championship titles. Amanda has been supported by the US Squash Elite Athlete Program since 2015.

Amanda has represented Team USA in two Pan American Championships, one Pan American Games and two World Team Championships. At the 2015 Pan American Games, Amanda became the first squash athlete to win three gold medals in the same year: women’s singles, women’s doubles with Natalie Grainger and women’s team with Grainger and Olivia Blatchford.

Soo Venkatesan

Lives: San Francisco, CA
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. She also serves as a board member of the San Francisco Opera Association, the Partnership for Children, 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. Soo graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

She is working on improving her squash game with the help of her husband Raj, and two sons, who are active in junior squash.

Doubles Committee 
Josh Schwartz, Chairperson – New York, NY
Len Bernheimer – Boston, MA
Ed Chilton – Wilmington, DE
Aiden Harrison – Lake Forest, IL
Kevin Jernigan – San Francisco, CA
Emily Lungstrum – New York, NY
Mike McGorry – Buffalo, 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

Hardball Singles Committee 
Charlie Baker, Chairperson

District Association Committee 
David Keating, Chairperson

National Team Committee 
Kevin Klipstein, Chairperson

Rules & Referee Committee 
Sheldon Anderson, Chairperson

Women’s Committee 
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
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

Athletes’ Advisory Council
Christopher Hanson (2027), Athlete Representative
Olivia Blatchford (2026), Athlete Representative Alternate

Players:
Graham Bassett
Olivia Fiechter
Christopher Gordon
Natalie Grainger
Todd Harrity
Julian Illingworth
Latasha Khan
Faraz Khan
Gilly Lane
Lily Lorentzen
Dylan Murray
Reeham Sedky
Sabrina Sobhy
Amanda Sobhy
Maria Elena Ubina

Eligible Through
2021
2022
2027
2025
2027
2023
2020
2027
2023
2021
2023
2026
2026
2026
2022

Junior Squash Advisory Panel
Kevin Klipstein, Chairperson

Teaching Pro Advisory Council
Harry Smith, Chairperson