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By USATT COO - Mark Thompson | Dec. 15, 2020, 7:40 p.m. (ET)



Thomas Hu and Dan Reynolds are Elected to the Two Available At-Large Board Positions

Will Shortz is Elected as the Club Representative on the Board


(Colorado Springs, CO – December 15, 2020) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today announced the results of the elections for three available positions on the organization’s Board of Directors. In a voting process conducted amongst USATT’s active members that concluded on December 13, 2020, Thomas Hu and Dan Reynolds were elected to the two available At-Large Board positions, while Will Shortz was selected to take the seat on the Board as the Clubs’ representative. The results of the election are available at the following link:


“We’re pleased to announce and report on the results of the recently completed USATT Board of Director elections,” said Han Xiao, the Chair of USATT’s Nominating and Governance Committee, the group responsible for the certification of the election process. “We want to thank all of the candidates for their sincere efforts to ensure a fair and civil process during the election, and we certainly want to thank all of the USATT members who participated in exercising their right to vote for these representatives on the Board.”


“On behalf of our other Directors, I want to congratulate and welcome the successful candidates to the USATT Board,” said Richard Char, the Chair of the USATT Board of Directors. “we look forward to working with the newly elected members, as we all seek to work together for the common good of our organization and the great sport of table tennis.”


"I want to thank the membership for their conviction of our shared vision,” said Thomas Hu. “I also want to thank Mike, Khoa and Lee for sharing their vision with us during the campaign.  I am excited to begin work with the management team, the board and all the members as one team to better our sport in America.  I intend to keep our campaign Facebook group open so I can continue to receive inputs from the members."


“I am honored and humbled at being elected to the USATT Board of Directors,” said Dan Reynolds. “I look forward to being a good steward of our organization and our sport. Thank you for your trust, it means the world to me.”  


“I'm honored to have been selected as the club representative on the USATT board of directors,” said Will Shortz. “Clubs are always welcome to contact me with questions or to ask for help.”


Under USATT Bylaws, the Board of Directors is charged with the responsibility of representing the interests of the table tennis community for USATT in the United States and its athletes by providing USATT with policy, guidance and strategic direction. The Board is comprised of eight members, including Chair Richard Char, Tara Profitt, Niraj Oak, Kelly Watson and Sergio Garcia, as well as the three persons chosen in this election. The next meeting for the USATT Board of Directors will be held by teleconference on February 1, 2021 and is open to all. Notice of the time, date, and access information for the Board of Directors’ meetings is posted at least five days before the meeting on the USATT website.


About USA-Table Tennis

USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization, it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American, Parapan, Paralympic and Olympic Games.


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