Riverview, FL, Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlueGrace Logistics announces the appointment of Stacey Allaster to the BlueGrace Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“I am elated to have Stacey join our board. Her track record of business success, ability to drive growth and entrepreneurial spirit make a perfect fit for BlueGrace at an exciting time in our history.” said Bobby Harris, CEO of BlueGrace Logistics.
Currently, Allaster is the United States Tennis Association’s Chief Executive of Professional Tennis, the first female to lead the organization during its 140 years of operation. She is also responsible for setting the strategic vision for the USTA’s pro tennis division, including oversight of the US Open, US Open Series, Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the professional developmental pathway for aspiring young Americans and officiating.
Allaster served as the Chairman and CEO of the WTA. Her leadership generated more than $1B in contracted revenue, growing player prize money by 100%. Additionally, Allaster developed the vision for expansion of the global footprint of women’s tennis, including a robust Asia-Pacific strategy.
Throughout her career, Allaster has been a fierce advocate for equality in women’s sports, playing a lead role in driving prize money growth and securing equal prize money for women at Wimbledon, Roland Garros, and WTA major events.
Allaster’s list of accomplishments and awards include Cosmopolitan’s Top 10 Women for Equal Pay, alongside other leading women such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Beyonce. Additional awards include L’Equipe Top Ten Most Influential Persons in Tennis Worldwide, the WISE Woman of the Year, Top 50 Hero of Tennis in the past 50 years by Tennis Magazine, and a Sports Business Journal Game Changer
Allaster is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics, her MBA and an honorary doctorate of law for her career-long work to recognize and respect gender equality.
“I look forward to joining the BlueGrace board and having the opportunity to use my expertise in a way that provides contributions that aid in the sustainable growth of BlueGrace,” said Allaster.
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics is one of the largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers in the United States. With over 500 employees and working with over 10,000 customers to provide successful shipping solutions, the company has achieved explosive growth in its 11-year operating history. Backed by a $255 million investment by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, the company operates 11 locations nationwide, and its headquarters are in the sunny Tampa Bay area of Florida. Please visit www.mybluegrace.com for more information, or check out BlueGrace Logistics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.