ATTA Board of Directors (2017)

President Ellen Forbes
Vice President Beaury Talley
Secretary Thomson Mai
Treasurer Richard Frye
Membership Director Dana Richens
Communications Coordinator Nicholas Woodbury
Tournament Director Ellen Forbes and Beaury Talley
Men's Ladder Chair Martin Girven
Women's Ladder Chair Kathy May
Open Play Coordinator Connie Divine
Social Coordinator OPEN
Team Coordinator Gera Mats / Ellen Forbes
Player Development Coordinator Wes Williams
Webmaster Adam Helewski
Sponsorship Coordinator Lisa Durham
Member-at-Large Rakesh Parekh

ATTA Board positions

President - Coordinates the functions and operations to ensure that the organization’s goals and objectives are attained. Provides direction and/or assistance to the Board’s members in the development and implementation of strategies, initiatives and activities to provide “value” of membership in the organization and to ensure that the organization is meeting its members’ expectations. Plans, schedules and presides at Board meetings.

Vice President - Assists the President in the completion of his or her duties and assumes the responsibilities of the President in his or her absence or in the event of the President’s death, incapacitation, removal, or resignation. Completes or assigns for completion, an annual audit of the organization’s financial records. Provides assistance to the other Board Members as needed.

Secretary - Records the minutes of the Board of Directors meetings and provides a copy to all Board members and to the Webmaster for publication on the ATTA website. Prepares and distributes e-mail correspondence to the ATTA members. Checks the ATTA voice mailbox weekly and replies or forwards as needed. Maintains the ATTA calendar of events. Responsible for the activities of the Communications and Public Relations Coordinators and Webmaster.

Treasurer - Oversees, monitors and reports on the financial records and condition of ATTA. Prepares an annual operating budget. Deposits funds to bank account and reconciles monthly bank statements to financial reports. Provides a summary of financial activity at the monthly Board meetings or as requested. Adheres to generally accepted accounting principles.

Communications Coordinator - Generates and distributes information concerning ATTA news and events. Gathers information from Board Members, ATTA members, and other sources and compiles the information into a monthly newsletter. Provides the newsletter to the Web Master for posting on the website and mails hardcopies to members without e-mail access. Provides information suitable for publication and distribution to the Public Relations Coordinator, including flyers or other articles for local publications.

Tournament Director - Serves as the Director of The Peach, Chattahoochee and any other tournament held by ATTA. Leads the Committee(s) that coordinates and oversees the functions and operations of each tournament, including fundraising, advertising, public relations, facilities and site coordination, scheduling volunteers, player registration, establishing the draws and scheduling matches, coordinating the activities at the tournament desk(s), organizing the draw party and banquet, and trophy presentation. Responsible for the activities of the Deputy Tournament Directors and other tournament committee members.

Ladder Chair - Organizes and administers the singles and doubles ladders. Manages ladder registration. Maintains current ladder information on the ATTA web site. Establishes/updates the ladder rules and presents to the Board for approval. Interprets the ladder rules to provide resolution for disputes. Maintains ladder standings and distributes to participants. Administers the ladder championships. Completes an annual survey of all members to obtain input for enhancing the ladder.

Membership Director - Maintains the membership database. Sends membership information to new and renewing members. Grants access to the Members Only section of the ATTA website. Provides the Secretary with a constantly updated list of members’ e-mail addresses for internal communication. Communicates with the Treasurer to ensure receipt of payment for annual membership dues. Provides a summary of membership activity at the monthly Board meetings or as requested.

Open Play Coordinator - Organizes and administers Open Play at the approved designated facilities. Schedules the weekly Open Play Site Coordinator for each location. Develops and/or maintains procedures and provides appropriate training to the Open Play Site Coordinators. Communicates regularly with the facility managers. Provides information concerning Open Play to the Secretary for inclusion in the calendar and to the Communications Coordination for distribution to the members.

Player Development Coordinator - Develops, schedules and/or provides information on available clinics and activities to assist members in the development of their playing skills. Organizes trips to out-of-town tennis camps. Coordinates the mentoring program to provide assistance to new members and/or new or low-intermediate level players.

Public Relations Coordinator - Networks with local organizations, publications and businesses to increase awareness of ATTA. Works with the Communications Coordinator to develop press releases concerning ATTA-related events for inclusion in local publications and to develop written communications to distribute to local businesses and organizations for distribution.

Socials Coordinator - Plans, schedules and administers all ATTA supported social events (for instance, Friday night mixers, block party, Tennis Open socials, etc.) and special activities (for example, Adopt-a-Highway, Pride, AIDS Walk, Gay Games, etc.). Develops an annual calendar of events and updates as necessary.

Sponsorship Coordinator - Solicits, coordinates, maintains, and acts as liaison with ATTA sponsors. Assists the Peach Director with research into potential sponsors and partners for ATTA and The Peach. Support with production or various promotional elements relating to upcoming events and programs, including advertising, posters, postcards, emails, etc. Assists in maintaining sponsor information on ATTA's website.

Teams Coordinators - Assists members in locating a team on which to participate in league play. Maintains a current list of ATTA affiliate teams participating in ALTA and USTA league play. Communicates with team captains as appropriate to determine player needs. Receives communication from members (directly or from the “I Wanna’ Join a Team” section of the website) wanting to join a team.

Webmaster - Creates and/or updates information on the ATTA website as requested or needed to ensure that the information is accurate and timely. Implementation of new function for the website. Familiarity with Joomla or other similar web design software is encouraged.

Member(s)-at-Large - Provides advice and assistance to the ATTA Board and members as needed. Generally, the immediate past President, past Director of Tournaments or other members invited and approved by the Board serve in this capacity.