Adidas, ASBA join ITF as TIA Board Members

July 19, 2011

The Tennis Industry Association has added David Malinowski, the tennis category manager for adidas, and Fred Stringfellow, the executive director of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), to its board of directors. Malinowski and Stringfellow join Dave Miley of the International Tennis Federation, who was named in April, as the newest members of the TIA board.

“We’re pleased to have both David and Fred join the TIA board of directors,” said TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. “David and Fred, along with Dave Miley of the ITF, have broad and valuable experience that will help this industry and the TIA as we work toward our three key areas of focus: frequent player growth, tennis economic growth, and communications/positioning to broaden the TIA’s reach with the industry and consumers.”

Malinowski joined adidas last year and is responsible for all U.S. tennis products and sales. Prior to adidas, he was the global product manager at Prince Sports from 2008 to 2010, overseeing the development and marketing of string, bags, stringing machines and hard goods. From 1996 to 2008, he was the Mid-Atlantic territory manager for Wilson Sporting Goods, winning the Regional Rep of the Year Award multiple times, as well as Wilson’s Jack Kramer Rep of the Year Sales and Service Award.

A USPTA Professional since 1996, Malinowski has managed tennis specialty stores in the New York and New Jersey area. He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he played four years on the tennis team and was captain in his senior year.

As ASBA executive director, Stringfellow represents nearly 400 companies in the sports facility construction industry, including builders, suppliers and designers of tennis courts, tracks, sports fields and indoor facilities. He is co-CEO of King Stringfellow Group Inc., a Baltimore-area based Association Management Company (AMC) that manages 16 national and international trade and professional associations.

A Certified Association Executive (CAE), Stringfellow serves on the board of directors of the AMC Institute and chairs the Institute’s Content Delivery Task Force. He is a past chair of the Association Management Council of the American Society of Association Executives, and a past president of the Maryland Society of Association Executives. He is a graduate of the Institutes for Organization Management and a graduate of Ithaca College in New York.

Malinowski and Stringfellow join Miley, the ITF’s executive director of Tennis Development, on the TIA board. Miley, who joined the ITF in 1991, is responsible for overseeing the non-professional activities of the ITF, including junior, senior and wheelchair tennis, and science and technical activities, as well as the ITF’s Development Program. His job has taken him to more than 130 countries, advising national tennis associations, conducting workshops and directing junior training programs.

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