Newport, RI (March 9, 2023) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame today announced Dan Faber as its new Chief Executive Officer and Patrick McEnroe as ITHF President. Both will start their positions on May 1.
Faber and McEnroe will partner with the Executive Board, Board of Governors and staff to advance the Hall of Fame’s non-profit mission to preserve tennis’ history, celebrate its greatest champions, and inspire the next generation of sport. In their roles, Faber and McEnroe replace Todd Martin, who is stepping down as CEO of the ITHF at the end of 2022.
“On behalf of the Board of Governors and staff, I would like to welcome Dan Faber and Patrick McEnroe to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Both are influential leaders in the tennis industry and join an outstanding leadership team and staff at Newport,” said Dan Swan, Chairman of the ITHF Board of Governors.
“Dan’s impressive track record in education and development stood out in an extensive search that found many outstanding 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 world of tennis. With Kim Clijsters in her role as Honorary President, Dan and Patrick will serve as a dynamic combination as the ITHF enters a new era of growth.
As CEO, Faber brings more than 20 years of experience in the tennis industry to Newport, including 10 years in his current position as Chief Executive of the USTA Foundation. Since taking the role in 2013, Faber has grown the USTA Foundation’s revenues by $14 million, and enhanced the organization’s brand recognition by building key relationships with business executives, tennis industry leaders and sports, and players. Under his direction, the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network of more than 300 national chapters has been fully integrated within the USTA Foundation and has seen its financial impact grow by 20 percent each year. In 2019, Faber was recognized as the Racquet Sports Industry’s Person of the Year.
A familiar face to tennis fans around the world, Patrick McEnroe has been one of the most prominent tennis broadcast commentators since 1995. During his 10-year professional career on the ATP Tour, McEnroe captured the 1989 French Open doubles title with Jim Grabb and reached the singles semifinals at the 1991 Australian Open. He became the Davis Cup captain of the United States in 2000, a position he held until 2010, and led 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 the implementation of the ITHF’s strategy and mission, with a strong emphasis on relationships and partnerships, particularly in the world of tennis. This includes working 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.
In addition to his Hall of Fame role, McEnroe will continue as a match analyst on ESPN during the network’s Grand Slam coverage, as a contributor to CNN, and as Team World’s Vice Captain for the Laver Cup.