Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame CEO Todd Martin has resigned from his place, efficient January 1, 2023. Martin has served as ITHF CEO since September 2014.
Martin has accepted a brand new position as Head of Tennis for Beemok Capital, which is the proprietor of a number of tennis belongings in Charleston, S.C. and now in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beemok lately acquired the ATP Masters 1000 event, positioned in Cincinnati.
“I got here to the ITHF in 2014 as a result of I used to be drawn to the chance to be in service to tennis and create affect on behalf of the game. I used to be impressed by the chance to try this by the Corridor of Fame, and I stay passionate concerning the ITHF’s work and the facility of historical past to encourage. Within the recruitment course of by Beemok, that very same sense of inspiration and alternative to create affect has taken maintain of me and inspired my resolution.
“It has not been a simple resolution for me to resign as Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame CEO, however I accomplish that figuring out that the ITHF is in superb fingers. There’s a robust strategic plan in place. The Govt Board, Board of Governors, and Workers care a lot concerning the ITHF, love our sport, and possess extraordinary ability and judgment. I’ll stay centered on the ITHF all through the rest of the 12 months and can search to be supportive for the years to return,” said Martin.
ITHF Board Chairman Mike Goss said, “We want Todd nothing however the perfect within the subsequent chapter of his tennis life. Thanks in no small measure to Todd’s excellent work over the previous eight years, the ITHF has by no means been in a greater place to make the transition to our personal subsequent chapter. As a result of we live in probably the most memorable eras in tennis, we’ve got an thrilling few years in entrance of us in fulfilling our mission to protect the historical past of tennis and have a good time its champions.”
Throughout his eight-year tenure, Martin has led the group in a interval of large development with emphasis on digital transformation and worldwide engagement with the group’s mission of celebrating tennis historical past. This has included a big funding in digitizing an unlimited museum assortment, creation of digital museum reveals and academic packages, and launch of a Fan Voting program for Corridor of Fame induction that engages tennis followers from greater than 130 nations yearly. On this previous 12 months, Martin was instrumental in fostering a multi-year partnership with Infosys as Digital Innovation Companion to give attention to continued artistic development in telling the inspiring tales of tennis historical past to tennis followers globally.
Martin additionally sought out significant methods for the non-profit group to serve its area people in Newport, Rhode Island, inclusive of cautious caretaking of the group’s Nationwide Historic Landmark property, entry to tennis, and financial stimulation by main occasions. In 2018, the Corridor of Fame launched TeamFAME, a now thriving youth tennis and training program that gives native center college college students with educational assist, character constructing packages, and entry to tennis.
A search committee shall be fashioned to fill the ITHF CEO place.