(March 31, 2016) The Connecticut Open announced on Thursday that Randy Master has joined its corporate partnerships department. Master will be responsible for leveraging the success of the tournament, its WTA player field, Men’s Legends event, extensive domestic and international television coverage and 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status to garner regional, national and worldwide partners.
Master comes to Connecticut Open after spending ten years at Tennis Channel, most recently serving as the vice president, director of East Coast ad sales. He worked closely with major consumer brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Esurance, FedEx and Xerox and was recognized for being a top revenue producer at Tennis Channel throughout his entire career there.
“Randy’s expertise and ability to cultivate and maintain meaningful partnerships and opportunities with internationally recognized brands will be a great asset to the tournament,” said Anne Worcester, tournament director, Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies. “We are delighted to welcome Randy and his nearly two decades of experience to our team. We look forward to his contribution to the tournament in 2016 and beyond.”
Prior to Tennis Channel, Master worked in the print industry as editor at Tennis Week Magazine before rising through the ranks to become executive director of business development at IMG Media and then finally cementing himself as publisher of Tennis Week Magazine and tennisweek.com.
Master’s passion for tennis comes from a lifetime involvement with the sport. Master was a highly ranked junior tennis player in the Mid-Atlantic region before embarking on his college journey to the University of Georgia and then playing varsity tennis at Virginia Commonwealth University. While earning his Master’s degree in government and foreign affairs at Lehigh University, Master also served as Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach for both the men’s and women’s programs.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Annual Legends Ball.
The 2016 Connecticut Open will take place August 19 through August 27 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven.