Gentile will assume position of chair from July
Dave Gentile was elected as the 18th USA Volleyball Board of Directors Chair during the national federation’s board meeting on 1 June 2021.
Gentile will replace Dr Cecile Reynaud who was elected chair in 2019. Dr Reynaud’s term is set to end on 30 June, whereby Mr Gentile will assume the position of chair. Mr Gentile, who previously served on the board from 2005 to 2012, was elected to his current four-year board term in August 2018 as the Junior Assembly Representative. He could also be re-elected for another term on the board, in which case he would continue his four-year term as chair.
David Gentile, said:
“I am honoured and privileged to serve as the next USA Volleyball (USAV) chair of the Board of Directors. This certainly adds to my commitment to serve the sport of volleyball and to continue my support of USAV.
“I have tremendously enjoyed being part of USAV for the past 25 years. With my private sector as well as my volleyball club ownership experience through MAVS KC, I feel like I can help continue to support the efforts of USAV at the Board Chair level.
“This is an exciting time for USAV, going strong into the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as junior national championships. As Chair elect, I look forward to starting my transition with the current Chair Cecile Reynaud and President and CEO Jamie Davis.”
Gentile founded Mid-America Volleyball (MAVS) in November 1993 and served as executive director of the youth volleyball club through to September 2012. He started the club with one team and grew the programme to 28 teams with year-round programming for youth development.