From the USTA -WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2015 – The USTA today announced that Chairman of the Board, CEO and President Katrina Adams has been named to the 2015 list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal (TNJ). Adams will be honored at the 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley on March 26 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by The Network Journal as one of this year’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business,” said Adams. “I look forward to being among so many successful and inspiring black women who are leading the way in areas that impact our world in such a positive and meaningful way. And I thank The Network Journal for leading this charge in shedding light on all of our accomplishments.”
Adams was appointed the Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of the USTA in January 2015. She is the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person to serve as the association’s chairman of the board, CEO and president.
At the awards presentation, Adams will be joined by honorees from a variety of business backgrounds including finance, television, corporate relations, colleges and universities, and Diversity and Inclusion, to name a few. Those honored will be featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine.
This year’s program includes a networking reception, lunch and awards presentation with Mistress of Ceremonies Brenda Blackmon, an Emmy Award-winning journalist. This is a signature TNJ event, attracting a veritable “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers.
“For 17 consecutive years The Network Journal has recognized the outstanding professionalism of 25 African-American women annually, and for 17 years I have been amazed by the heights these women continue to achieve,” said TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.