(Colorado Springs, CO – February 4, 2021) – The Board of Directors for USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today opened the process to receive applications for persons interested in serving on the organization’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
This committee will be tasked with the effort to improve performance and to ensure long-term support for USATT by harnessing the synergy of diverse talents to create a high-performing team. USATT is invested in providing access and opportunity for communities of color, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and those of all genders and gender identities.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is expected to be comprised of six members, at least two of whom will be Elite Athletes. Candidates for the committee will be evaluated on a variety of factors including experience and availability, as well as the desire to promote the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion in the sport of table tennis.
To be eligible for a position on this committee, the individual must be at least eighteen (18) years old, and the Nominating and Governance Committee requires the successful candidate to be a member in good standing of USATT as of the time of appointment to the position. The selected candidates will be appointed to a term that will run through February 28, 2023.
Candidates’ statements of interest should be submitted by February 17, 2021 via email to USATT General Secretary Mark Thompson (Mark.Thompson@USATT.org).