The USTA today announced that Jim Curley, presently Chief Professional Tournaments Officer & US Open Tournament Director, is stepping down from his position. Curley will remain as a consultant to the USTA through the 2012 US Open. Deputy Tournament Director David Brewer, a 14-year USTA employee, has been elevated to US Open Tournament Director and also will oversee the USTA’s professional tennis operations.
"It has been a privilege to lead the USTA’s efforts in professional tennis," said Curley. "My decision to step down after more than 10 years was a difficult one, but I believe it is time for a change."
"Jim is an exemplary professional who has helped to elevate the US Open during his decade-long stewardship of the event," said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Jon Vegosen. "We are disappointed in his decision to step down, but are confident that David will continue to build on Jim’s legacy of growth and innovation."
David Brewer, currently Managing Director, Professional Tennis Operations, joined the USTA in 1997. In addition to US Open Tournament Director, his responsibilities will include oversight of the US Open Series, all US Team events including Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Olympics, USTA Pro Circuit and all aspects of the USTA’s professional tennis division. In his new position, Brewer will report directly to USTA COO and Executive Director Gordon Smith.
"The US Open is a world-class event run by a world-class team, and though we are losing one of our most-valued people in Jim Curley, the US Open will continue to thrive under David Brewer and the entire USTA team," said Smith.