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EmbreeCEO John Embree has been at the helm of the USPTA since October 2012. He has held a wide variety of influential tennis industry roles for more than 30 years. In April, 2014, John was named to be on the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., and was inducted into the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Read his full bio here.

HusaruRamona Husaru is the Education and Multimedia Manager and she has been with the USPTA since 2008. Her main responsibilities include overseeing the continuing education activities, events and credits, creating a variety of educational resources, the “On Court with USPTA" TV show that airs on the Tennis Channel as well as managing She is a former WTA-ranked player and a two-time NCAA National Team Champion with BYU-Hawaii, where her record was 45-0 in singles competition. A native of Romania, Husaru holds a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sport and Science and a master’s degree in Sports Psychology. She is also a USPTA Tester and serves as a speaker with emphasis on High Performance and the Modern Game. Outside of work and tennis, she enjoys music and adventure sports, including surfing, skydiving, hang-gliding, wakeboarding and parasailing.

ViancosFred Viancos is USPTA's Director of Professional Development. He oversees career development, education and testing/certification programs, membership and multimedia projects. He has worked at USPTA since June 1999. Fred played tennis collegiately at Texas Christian University from 1983-85 and earned a degree in finance. He was team captain during his senior year. Later, he teamed with Jim Courier in Vina del Mar in 1988 to reach the semifinals.

WeatherfordEllen Weatherford has worked for USPTA since 1994. As Controller, her job duties include accounts payable; managing the U.S. Pro Tennis Shop; budgeting and financial statements. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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