Kasey Connors joined the USTA Middle States Section in 2008 as a community tennis coordinator, working with school tennis and Jr. Team Tennis programs. Her rise through the section took her to community tennis manager and now to associate director of community tennis, where she oversees the section’s seven full-time tennis service reps, as well as coordinating the school tennis initiative and planning special events. A graduate of the University of Delaware, with an MBA in marketing from Drexel University, Connors is roundly praised for her dedication, energy, motivation, leadership, and much more. “Kasey is a dynamic and creative leader who has fantastic relationships with providers, volunteers, and staff,” says Ben Zislis, the section’s associate executive director. “She is a team player who does whatever it takes to get the job done.