Davin Shoemaker, 38, has been appointed the new President of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
The native of Otawa, Canada, joined the Tour in 2004 as General Counsel, and less than two years later he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Shoemaker added the title of Head of Asia-Pacific region and relocated to the Tour’s Beijing headquarters in July 2008.
In addition to continuing to oversee the Tour’s Asian operations, Shoemaker will be responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and business affairs of the Tour; tournament and player relations; strategic expansion of the sport in key growth markets; international TV and digital media rights distribution; and the Tour’s year-end Championships.
In his new role as President, Shoemaker will relocate by end of year to the Tour’s corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida and report to Stacey Allaster, who was recently appointed Chairman and CEO of the Tour.