Drexel President Fry elected US SQUASH Chairman

John Fry head shotJohn A. Fry, current President of Drexel University, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors replacing Peter R. Lasusa, Jr. who served the maximum allowable four year term. A squash player himself from the time he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, all three of his children are avid squash players. Fry has served on the Board since July 2010, and has been a longstanding passionate supporter for the sport.

As President of Franklin & Marshall College, Fry chaired the NCAA Division III Presidents Council and also served for three years on the Executive Committee of the NCAA. At Drexel University, Fry was instrumental in bringing the U.S. Open to the school for a three year hosting agreement. He has been central to its emergence as one of the most prestigious squash tournaments in the world, this year being the first World Series event to offer full parity in prize money for men and women.

Athlete Representatives Elected

Gilly Lane and Michelle Quibell were elected this spring by the Athletes’ Advisory Council to serve as Athlete Representative and Alternate Athlete Representative Class 2 Directors of the Board of Directors respectively, effective July 1, 2013.

Lane replaces Richard Chin as the Athlete Representative to US Squash and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Chin’s impact on the Association was extensive, having been the catalyst for starting the Squash Professionals Affiliate (SPA) program, and the Teaching Professionals Advisory Council (TPAC), two critically important constituents for the Association. Chin has also served as Head Women’s National Coach and on multiple occasions represented the US in international competition.

Lane is currently the Assistant Coach at the University of Pennsylvania and was ranked as high as 48 on the PSA Tour. Lane has served numerous coaching and playing roles on the national teams, most recently playing in the 2013 World Men’s Team Championship and leading the US team as a player-coach in the 2013 Pan American Federation Cup.

Quibell replaces alternate Meredeth Quick who served on the Board since 2005. Quick’s involvement in US Squash also covered many areas including national team player, national coach, as well as being a current high school coach and top professional doubles player.

Quibell works as a strategy consultant at Accenture. She has played on several junior and women’s national teams, won two individual CSA titles and three CSA team titles while at Yale. She also won a silver medal in the Women’s Team Championships at the Pan American Games in 2007.

Tim Conway remains on the Board as a Class 2 Director, having been duly re-elected at the 2012 US Squash Meeting of the Members at the Annual Assembly last October.

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