Dan Faber has been named the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Chief Executive Officer, with Patrick McEnroe as President, and both will assume their duties on 1 May.
I’m excited to work with Dan and Patrick in their new roles at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Both are passionate ambassadors of our sport, and bring valuable industry knowledge and experience. I’m looking forward to expanding the horizons of the Hall of Fame alongside them. Kim Clijsters, ITHF Honorary President and Class of 2017 inductee
Faber and McEnroe will partner with the Executive Board, Board of Governors, and staff to further the Hall of Fame’s non-profit mission to preserve tennis history, celebrate its greatest champions, and inspire the sport’s next generation
In their roles, Faber and McEnroe succeed Todd Martin, who resigned as the ITHF’s CEO at the end of 2022.
“On behalf of the Board of Governors and staff, I want to welcome Dan Faber and Patrick McEnroe to the International Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Dan Swan, Chairman of the ITHF’s Board of Governors. “Both are impactful leaders in the tennis industry and join an outstanding leadership team and staff in Newport.
“Dan’s impressive track record in education and development shone through in an extensive search that saw many exceptional candidates.
“Patrick’s background as an accomplished player, broadcaster, and global ambassador for our sport is a tremendous addition to furthering the ITHF’s mission in the tennis world.
“Alongside Kim Clijsters in her role as Honorary President, Dan and Patrick will serve as a dynamic combination as the ITHF enters a new season of growth.”
As CEO, Faber brings over 20 years of tennis industry experience to Newport, including 10 years in his current position as Chief Executive of the USTA Foundation.
Since taking over the role in 2013, Faber has increased the USTA Foundation’s revenues by $14 million, and enhanced the organisation’s brand recognition by developing key relationships with business executives, tennis and sports industry leaders, and players.
Under his direction, the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network of over 300 national chapters fully merged within the USTA Foundation and has seen its financial impact grow by 20 percent each year. In 2019, Faber was recognised as Racquet Sports Industry’s Person of the Year.
A familiar face to tennis fans around the world, Patrick McEnroe has been one of tennis’ preeminent broadcast commentators since 1995.
During his 10-year professional career on the ATP Tour, McEnroe captured the 1989 French Open doubles title alongside Jim Grabb and reached the semi-finals in singles at the 1991 Australian Open.
He became the United States’ Davis Cup captain in 2000, a position he held until 2010, and piloted the American team to the 2007 Davis Cup title.
From 2008 to 2014, McEnroe was the USTA’s General Manager of Player Development.
As President, McEnroe will be responsible for leading execution of ITHF’s strategy and mission, with significant emphasis on relationships and partnerships, particularly in the tennis world.
This will include collaboration with Hall of Famers, including Kim Clijsters in the role of Honorary President, and Gigi Fernandez, who serves on the ITHF Executive Board as Hall of Famer Vice Chair.
“I’m excited to work with Dan and Patrick in their new roles at the International Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Clijsters, ITHF Honorary President and Class of 2017 inductee. “Both are passionate ambassadors of our sport, and bring valuable industry knowledge and experience.
“I’m looking forward to expanding the horizons of the Hall of Fame alongside them.”
In addition to his role with the Hall of Fame, McEnroe will continue as a match analyst with ESPN during the network’s Grand Slam coverage, as a contributor to CNN, and as Team World’s Vice Captain for the Laver Cup.
“Throughout my career, I’ve long appreciated the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s mission to preserve and promote the history of tennis, and share the fun side of the sport,” McEnroe said. “I’m energised about and looking forward to the opportunity to help lead and advance this mission, especially as we look forward to presenting the ultimate honour in tennis to the next generation of Hall of Famers.”