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Board of Directors



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Executive Committee

Linda Paige, Columbia, SC, is a retired corporate executive and business owner whose professional career spanned three decades in IT consulting and corporate technology solutions. Linda became Vice President of Technology at Fannie Mae, a large financial services firm, where she received numerous awards and commendations for excellent delivery, execution, and customer service. Linda worked as a consultant supporting the Food and Drug Administration and founded Paige Consulting, a startup technology consulting firm specializing in food safety.

Linda holds a MS in Information Systems from George Washington University, a MPA from the University of Georgia, and a BA from the University of South Carolina.

Linda has been involved in tennis throughout her life and is active in league tennis and as a certified tennis official. She is an advocate for tennis and has served as Treasurer, USTA SC, Chair of the Finance and Budget and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees. She has served as a member of the USTA SC Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, Nominations and Governance, and the Constitution and Rules Committee for USTA Southern. Linda is a past recipient of the Lucy Garvin State Volunteer Service Award and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.

Linda volunteers on various non-profit boards and is passionate about giving back to her community. She is married to James Paige and they have 4 adult children. When not volunteering, Linda enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Nan R. Smith, Columbia, SC, is a graduate of Auburn University, having majored in Business Administration, Finance. She has been involved with the USTA for more than 25 years at the local, state, and Southern level. Nan is the Immediate Past President of USTA South Carolina and the President of the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation.

Currently, Nan is Vice-chair while serving her 5th term on the USTA Southern Adult League Committee. She also serves on the USTA League Committee and has served on several sub-committees including USTA Southern Championships, Grievance, Grievance Appeal, and Social Play Task Force.

Nan previously served as USTA SC Central Area Director, Vice President, and Executive Vice President. On the local level, Nan served as Combo Doubles League Coordinator for 20 years. She is also past President and Secretary of the Columbia Tennis Association.

Nan is a past recipient of the Lucy Garvin State Volunteer Service Award and the USTA Southern Gerrie Rothwell Award. Her passion is bringing new players to the game through Beginner Tennis Programs. She is married to Gatewood Smith and they have 3 grown sons and 2 grandchildren.

When not practicing law, Mary Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug, and two sons, Manning & Hughes. Mary Margaret enjoys playing tennis and is an avid beachgoer and college football fan.

Cecile K. (“Cile”) Perich is an experienced senior executive who spent over 30 years as an HR leader and business partner in a publicly traded consumer products corporation. Prior to her retirement in July 2015, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for McCormick & Co., Inc., a $5 billion food and flavor company with over 11,000 employees in 50 locations in 24 countries around the globe. Cile served as an Executive Officer and a member of the five-person Management Committee, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO.

She was Secretary to the Compensation Committee of the Board for McCormick, and partnered directly with the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and the CEO for eight years, moving forward effective incentive and retention programs for executives at McCormick, while aligning pay for performance. Her areas of expertise include Executive Compensation, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Organization Design, Executive Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, and Employee Engagement. She is widely acknowledged as a bright, passionate, strategic leader, who is an effective business partner and employee advocate.

In addition to her leadership success at McCormick, she has been recognized for her strong leadership and organization change abilities by the Arthritis Foundation. She served on the National Board of Directors for over 12 years in key leadership roles to include Chairman of the Board. Her deep understanding of the role clarity between Board and Management, as well as the primary oversight responsibilities of directors for organization strategy, CEO performance and succession, and Fiduciary obligations were developed through this experience. She led the Foundation’s major restructuring in 2010, and Chaired the CEO search process in 2013. In November of 2013 she received the Charles B. Harding Lifetime Achievement Award, the Arthritis Foundation’s highest honor. In 2014 Cile was elected to the Alzheimer’s Association National Board of Directors and served until October of 2022. During her tenure she Chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. She also served as a member of the Executive Committee. She led the very successful CEO Succession Process, which provided a smooth transition to the current CEO in 2022.

Cile has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2014. She has completed the Advanced Human Resource Executive program at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the Women’s Director Development program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Don Moody holds a Master of Public Administration and a BS in Management Studies with a minor in Business Law and Public Policy. He has several tennis certifications to include USPTR Professional, USPTA Elite Professional and a Master Tennis Performance Specialist by the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA).

Don has been engaged with tennis at various levels to include assistant high school coach, head professional, grassroots program director for an NJTL, served on the USTA SC BOD as a Director At Large, Chairperson of the SC Tennis Advocacy Committee and trustee for South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation (SCTPF). He also supports his local Community Tennis Association. 

Don was also the South Carolina PTR Coach of the Year in 2022 and won the USTA SC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award in 2021.

Board of Directors

Dusty Braddock grew up in Scranton, South Carolina and graduated from Lake City High School. Following high school, she attended Francis Marion University, where she earned a double major in English and Political Science.

Dusty began playing tennis in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the sport. She has captained numerous USTA adult league teams; however, growing tennis for all ages and skill levels in her local area of Hartsville and throughout the Pee Dee region is her primary passion. She serves on the Board of the Florence Tennis Association both as the adult development chair and the local league coordinator. Dusty has also served on the Adult League and Advocacy Committees for USTA-SC.
In 2021, Dusty was named as the Local League Volunteer of the Year for USTA-SC and USTA-Southern. She also participated in Southern’s Emerging Leaders Program in 2022.

Dusty has been serving as the head coach for the Hartsville High School Girls and Boys tennis teams since 2021. She was awarded Region 6 4-A coach of the year for girls in 2021 and for the boys in 2022.
Dusty is supported in ‘all things tennis’ by her husband Bryan and three sons: Jay, Hampton, and Caleb.

Shirley Godfrey-Jackson currently resides in North Charleston, SC. Like many former military dependents she has been very fortunate to live stateside on the east and west coasts as well as overseas in Spain and South Korea. She is a graduate of The Citadel with a B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Secondary Counselor Education. She is currently employed full-time as a licensed School Counselor in a Career Center that serves four feeder comprehensive Title 1 high schools. She also holds an additional certification as a Career Development Facilitator. 

Tennis came into Shirley’s life more than a decade ago after receiving a diagnosis that encouraged regular exercise. Enjoying the sport and tagged with the tennis bug she quickly started serving her CTA as a captain of many teams and moving up the ranks as a volunteer flight coordinator. Coordinating the USTA Charleston area Flex League allows her to share her passion for tennis with players of all levels. 

Her most recent assignment is the coordination of the women’s 4.5 NTRP flight which has been a joyful learning experience thus far. Through her CTA activity she was recently selected to participate in a CTA Leadership Development Program with other representatives from USTA Southern, USTA Texas, USTA Eastern, and USTA Northern California where the final event was volunteering for the Arthur Ashe Kids Day program at the US Open. She also currently serves as secretary to a local tennis club which supports the growth and exposure of tennis for minority players. 

A few tidbits most people do not know about Shirley is that she is half Black and half Korean, an introvert who loves French fries, she worships in a Pentecostal Holiness church, and she speaks Patois full-time at home.

Patrick moved from Germnay to Charleston in 2017 together with his wife Sandra and his twin-boys Silas & Yorrick. Patrick is the Director of Tennis for both LTP facilities and the General Manager for LTP Academy. As a tournament director he runs multiple WTA, ATP, ITF and UTR professional events in addition to running the Girls’ 18s National Clay Court Championships and the 2022 ITA College All American Championships.

From 2000 through 2011 Patrick coached players of all levels and ages in Germany, Turkey, Egypt, Spain and Tunisia at resorts and tennis academies. In 2012 and 2013 he was the tournament director for the Boys´12s National Clay Court Championships in Winston-Salem, overseeing all aspects of a National Championship tournament. He has managed and coached multiple ATP and WTA players and has been selected as the Head Coach for various USTA Team Events such as the Ozaki Cup, Zonals or the Brewer Cup. Most recent players include Emma Navarro, Sophie Chang, Katarina Jokic and Oliver Crawford to name a few. Patrick was the #1 ranked Men’s 35s and 40s player in the Southern Section and was also ranked #73 in the ITF World Rankings.

Lane Hinson is the Director of Tennis at the Country Club of Lexington. He has been a teaching pro in the midlands for over 15 years, and was the head teaching pro at The Members Club of Wildewood and Woodcreek farms before taking over at CCL. He began playing junior tennis in South Carolina, and competed in JTL, JTT, high school tennis, and high-level junior tournaments. As an adult, he is an avid league tennis and tournament player. As a teaching professional, Lane enjoys working with all levels of the game with a large focus on high performance junior development, adult competition, and adaptive tennis. Lane was the South Carolina, and Southern Pro of the year in 2020. Also, has been a USTA volunteer for over a decade. He is passionate about promoting, and growing the game of Tennis in our state.

Kim Ozmon is a longstanding USTA member as well as a PTR Certified Teaching Pro 10 & Under, USTA Certified Official and a USTA Certified Tournament Director. Kim help established our local CTA, Mid-Carolina Tennis Association in 2007. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Lucy Garvin South Carolina USTA Volunteer of the Year award. Kim is currently employed as the supervisor of the Rock Hill Tennis Center, for the City of Rock Hill where she has progressed the game of tennis for the community over the past 16 years. In 2016, under her directorship, The Carolina Rollin’ Rackets wheelchair program in Rock Hill received the Community Service Award. Following in 2021, the USTA recognized the Rock Hill Tennis Center with the National Outstanding Tennis Facility Award. She continues to volunteer and expand the opportunity of tennis within the community of Rock Hill for all ages and levels. 

Away from tennis Kim enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, volunteering at York County Animal Shelter, playing golf and spending time with her 2 cats.

Glenn’s passion for tennis began at Boiling Springs High School where he was on the team for four years. He played both singles and doubles on the 1989 team that won the only boys tennis region championship in school history. Glenn continued to play tennis after high school but only for pleasure and not on a team. After college graduation with degrees from Clemson and Converse, Glenn began his teaching career and is now in his 29th year of education. He coached varsity boys’ tennis for five years and varsity girls’ tennis for two years. He also coached varsity boys’ basketball for 19 years. After retiring from coaching, Glenn returned to playing tennis regularly in 2017. He has been a member of and captained many teams in Spartanburg and Greenville. Some of these teams have won state championships and competed at Sectionals. Glenn has also enjoyed captaining a World Team Tennis team for several years, and the team was able to win the WTT 4.5 National Championship in 2022. Glenn currently plays at Sportsclub Greenville.

Glenn is married to Jennifer Coggins Reese. They have three children–Caroline, Mary Lauren, and Ben, who have kept them very busy with all of their sports and school activities. In addition to his family activities, Glenn enjoys being a sports fan, traveling, and studying history.

Tom Ruth is the Sports Center Director at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, SC, where he brings over two decades of experience in the tennis industry. A graduate of Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, he earned all GLVC honors as a standout member of the tennis team. Tom holds a Master of Tennis in Adult Development certification from PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and is a part of the Coach Developer Team, contributing to PTR education.

Tom is a dedicated member of the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) and holds the esteemed title of Elite Professional. His passion for tennis extends beyond the court, as he currently serves as the Vice President on the USPTA SC Board, actively contributing to the tennis community in various roles. He has also played a significant role in South Carolina’s tennis scene, serving as a state coach in events such as EDC Camps, Southern Tournaments, and CTC’s. Additionally, he holds the position of Associate Director of the Pro League of Hilton Head Island.

He is married to another respected teaching professional, Katie Ruth the racquet sports director at Moss Creek. Together, they reside in Bluffton, SC, with their children, daughter Charlotte and son Jaxon.

Jennifer Smith, Greenville SC, is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I majored in Psychology, Biology and Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Currently serving my 4th year as the President and Local League Coordinator for the Upper Piedmont Tennis Association Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Leagues. I also serve as Executive Director of the Upper Piedmont Tennis Association Foundation/Community Tennis Association. I have been involved with various positions within the UPTA tennis board and community since 2008. I continue to serve on the Adult Programs Committee for the 4th year.

I am married to Dean Smith and have 2 boys, Sam (17) and Jake (17). My other passions include working with animal rescue and bringing awareness to Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Rae Sobocinski was born and raised in Greenville, SC where she graduated from Christ Church and Furman University majoring in Political Science. Tennis has been a major part of her life beginning at a young age. Rae grew up playing tournaments and for Christ Church’s varsity team. After graduating she was in banking, Commercial Real Estate and coached Christ Church JV Girls team for four seasons where they were 41-1.

Rae has played competitively for over 25 years in the UPTA league for Greenville Country Club. Thru out those years, she has played 4.0, 4.5, 7-5 & 8.5 Combo and 8.0 & 9.0 mixed. Her dearest friends have been made on the tennis courts; and she cherishes the memories and friendships made there.

Rae has 5 children ( 2 who are married) and 1 granddaughter. They all play tennis and her youngest has played competitively since she was 5. When she is not on the tennis courts, she loves to be with family, watch sports, be with her dogs, antique, cook and travel.

Legal Counsel

Greenville attorney Jamie Demint Francis has been appointed legal counsel for USTA SC.


Nan Smith – Chair/Grievance Chair
Jordan Hunter – Jr Chair
James Teal – Member/Grievance Co-Chair
Debby Bosselman – Member
Dusty Braddock – Member
Jennifer Smith – Member
Susan Turner – Member
Shirley Godfried-Jackson – Member
Fannie Simmons – Member
Scott Zobrist – Member
Lance Tyler – Member

Carol Alan – Chair

Lane Hinson – Member

Kim Ozmon – Member

Rae Sobocinski – Member

Paul Pittman – Member

Ernie James – Member

Nancy Pitcairn – Member Susan Turner – Member

Jonathan Barth – Co-Chair

Tom Ruth – Co-Chair 

Robb Thompson – Member

Patrick Hieber – Member

Terry Ferrell – Member

Molly Weinandy – Member

Howard Green – Member

Marcia Littlefield – Member Kelly Hesketh – Southern TSR Official

Dusty Braddock – DEIA Chair

Patrick Hieber – DEI Member

Anthony Brown – DEI Member

Jorge Andrews – DEI Member

Shirley Godfried Jackson – DEI Member

Rex Maynard – Adaptive Sub-Committee Chair

Kevin McFarland – Adaptive Member

Wayne Lilly – Adaptive Member

Arturo Hervada – Adaptive Member

Kelly Garrick – Adaptive Member

Nan Smith – Wheelchair Sub-Committee Chair

Beth Shwedo – Wheechair Member

Beth McCorkle – Wheechair Member

David Stringer – Wheechair Member
Elizabeth Regan – Wheechair Member

Ed Corpus – Chair

Nancy Powell – Member

Tedi Doncheva – Member

Heather Levine – Member

Amy Martin – Member

Robby Flink – Member

Don Moody – Member

Rae Sobicinski – Member

Anthony Brown – Member Hunter Horton – Member

Ernie James – Chair

Meg Farrelly – Member

Christine Cole – Member

Marcia Littlefield – Member

Kelly Hesketh – Southern TSR Official