CHAIRMAN'S BLOG April 2014
As of April 18th the USATT Board of Directors appointed Chief Operating Officer Doru Gheorghe to fill the vacated position of Mike Cavanaugh as Interim CEO. This position is one that Doru is intimately familiar with having served in the role as our Executive Director prior to the hiring of Mike Cavanaugh in 2007. Doru will assume the CEO responsibilities while USATT conducts a nationwide search for a permanent CEO. The Board has full confidence in Doru during this transitional period.
The referenced CEO nationwide search may take several months, and will probably extend into the Fall of this year. We will advertise on our website the process for interested applicants to apply in case any of the membership knows of someone who may be a good fit for this position. Interestingly, some of our membership have recently blogged on this very topic, and apparently believe that an endemic table tennis enthusiast is a key hire for this management position. However, in actuality there are many other more significant skills sought after which will benefit USATT in the short and long term rather than simply familiarity with table tennis. Please stay tuned and look out for an upcoming announcement in the next several weeks on the nationwide search.
Michael L. Babuin, PhD, Chairman
USA Table Tennis