NEWS RELEASE                                                                  
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020
Contact: Amy Eaton, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Katrina Adams, first African-American, first former pro tennis player, and youngest person ever to serve as President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), will keynote the 2020 Women Lead Change All-Virtual Dubuque Conference on Oct. 8, 2020. Registration is $125/person at https://www.wlcglobal.org/events/2020-dubuque-conference/
The Dubuque Conference will also feature keynote addresses from Cy Wakeman, reality-based leadership author and expert, and Stacey Hanke, communications author and speaker.
After serving an unprecedented two consecutive terms as USTA Chairman and President, 2015-2018, Adams now serves 2019-2020 as Immediate Past President. Her maiden book, Own The Arena...Getting Ahead, Making A Difference and Succeeding As The Only One, is scheduled to release Feb. 2021.

An accomplished professional player, Adams competed for 12 years on the WTA Tour, winning 20 career doubles titles and reaching the quarterfinals or better in doubles at all four Grand Slam events. In 2015, Adams was elected Vice President of the International Tennis Federation and re-elected in 2019. In 2016, she was appointed as Chairman of the Fed Cup Committee and in 2018, she was also named Chairman of the Gender Equality in Tennis Committee. 

She was named to Adweek magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2016 and 2017, and Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2017. Also in 2017, Adams was named to Ebony magazine’s “Power 100” list. Since 2005 Adams also has served as the Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, based in New York City.

MidWestOne Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Dubuque Conference. For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Tiffany O’Donnell at tiffany.odonnell@wlcglobal.org.
IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, development, and promotion of women, their organizations, and to impacting the economy and future workforce. For more information visit WLCglobal.org.