Peter Scudner Elected Chairman of USA Table Tennis

By USATT | Jan. 29, 2015, 12 a.m. (ET)

Peter ScudnerJanuary 29, 2015 (Colorado Springs, CO) - The Board of Directors of USA Table Tennis elected Peter Scudner as their new Chairman for the next two year term. Scudner, who returns to the position of Chairman which he held from 2008 to 2012, succeeds out-going Chairman Michael Babuin, who completed his two year term. 

Scudner is a Senior Vice President/Wealth Management with Janney Montgomery Scott, where he specializes as a strategic adviser for high net-worth individuals and business owners and consultant to his team's corporate clients. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS). During his 30 years in financial services he has held a variety of management positions in New York City, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC and Lancaster, PA. 

"This is an exciting time for USA Table Tennis, with a generation of talented youth emerging in our sport", said Peter Scudner. "I look forward to working with our new CEO, Gordon Kaye, and the entire board, as we work to grow the sport of table tennis in the US." 

"First and foremost, I would like to personally thank Mike Babuin for his exceptional service to our organization over the last two years, and I look forward to continuing to work with Mike as a member of the Board," commented Gordon Kaye, CEO of USA Table Tennis. "It is an exciting time to be a part of the USATT 'team,' and I greatly look forward to growing our sport and our organization under Peter's leadership and guidance. He brings with him a vast knowledge base and the necessary experience to lead USATT to great new heights." 

"We are very excited by the election of Peter Scudner as the next Chairman of the Board at USA Table Tennis," said Rick Adams, Chief, Paralympic Sport and NGB Organizational Development for the United States Olympic Committee. "Peter has shown great leadership during his time with USA Table Tennis, and we look forward to the continued success and growth of the organization." 

 A graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, Scudner served as Chairman of their Board of Regents from 2000-2001. He is the past President of the Board of Directors of the North Museum of Natural History and Science and past Chair of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry. An active participant with USA Archery and USA Triathlon, he has served on the Board of Directors for USA Table Tennis since 2008. Peter lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife Terri and three children, Cara, Evan, and Amanda.

Organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States, USA Table Tennis is a 9,000 member service organization that promotes the culture of table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. 

Our membership is comprised of table tennis players, coaches, and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Members can get involved through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. 

USA Table Tennis is also a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including (but not limited to) the Pan American and Olympic Games.