WTA Tour has named David Shoemaker its new president
The WTA Tour has named Canadian David Shoemaker its new president.
Shoemaker previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of the women’s tennis tour, and in his role as president he succeeds Stacey Allaster, who was recently named to take over from Larry Scott as chairman and chief executive of the tour.
Shoemaker is to continue his role overseeing the WTA Tour’s Asian operations, and will also be responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and business affairs of the circuit.
As head of the Tour’s Asia-Pacific Operations, Shoemaker opened the Tour’s Beijing headquarters in July 2008. He also helped negotiate the tour’s six-year, 88 million-dollar sponsorship agreement with Sony Ericsson.