By Casey McKenzie, USTA Oklahoma Community Tennis Manager
USTA Oklahoma is thrilled to announce the addition of two outstanding individuals to our team! Sarah Jane Gillett will serve as Executive Director of the USTA Oklahoma Foundation, using her passion for the game and years of experience to help bring the foundation to new heights. Joining her is Carmen Bond, who will serve as the USTA Oklahoma Foundation’s Director of Development. Together, they will work to raise funds, increase public awareness, and establish grant engagement for the foundation.
Carmen Bond’s passion and experience make her a natural for her position. An outstanding fundraiser, Carmen serves on the board of New Life Ranch and recently raised funds for philanthropic organizations and political campaigns. She is an avid tennis player, active in her church and even uses her background in musical theater to teach voice lessons. Carmen lives in Edmond with her husband, Donnie, and two daughters, Ellie Grace and Hattie.
Sarah Jane Gillett is bringing her experience as a practicing attorney and lifelong tennis player to her role as USTA Oklahoma Foundation Executive Director. Spending a number of years practicing law Sarah Jane wanted to devote her career full-time to non-profit organizations. Tennis has been a major part of Sarah Jane’s life, having played USTA Jr. tennis, high school tennis, college tennis and now as an adult. Sarah Jane lives in Tulsa with her husband, Matt, and two daughters, Natalie and Sophia.