USATT Statement to Membership on Reform Process

By USATT | Jan. 07, 2020, 12:36 a.m. (ET)


Dear Friends and Members,

I wrote to you last week with the news that the USOPC had issued USATT a letter, demanding that all of USATT’s current Board members resign their positions. That was the first of three reform measures that USOPC was demanding from USATT.

This morning the last Board member resigned his position on USATT’s Board of Directors. That completed Reform #1. Now USATT will immediately start work on the demanded Reform #2. We will proceed with having our Athlete Advisory Commission (AAC) nominate two athletes to serve on an Interim Board of Directors. In addition, our Nominating and Governance Committee (NGC), assisted by USOPC’s guidance in assessing independence, will select three new Independent Directors to serve on the USATT Board. The guidelines for Reform #2 state that this step is to be completed by January 31, 2020. However, I am confident that we will accomplish the task well in advance. You, the friends and members, deserve a fully-functioning Board guiding and overseeing the work of USATT. For most of you, I expect this transition to be seamless.

Reform #3 is the seating of a new full, nine-member Board of Directors. That will include asking the USATT membership to elect two At-Large Directors to both represent you and to share their individual wisdom in guiding our association. The requirement is to have a new full, nine-member Board of Directors seated by June 1, 2020. Over the next few weeks, I will write more to you about how USATT will go about meeting that Reform step.

Again, thank you for being so patient with us over the past year, and for being patient with us during this Reform period. We are looking forward to working with you to enhance performance of USATT’s Mission.

Virginia Sung
Chief Executive Officer
USA Table Tennis