| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

George Guimaraes, an internationally recognized nonprofit executive, will join New York Junior Tennis & Learning on January 9 as CEO, announced NYJTL Board Chairman Martin Goldberg today.

Guimaraes succeeds Dr. Deborah Antoine, who recently resigned as NYJTL's CEO after more than six years in the role. 

"NYJTL is thrilled to have George on our team," said Goldberg.  "He has strong management experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors.  His commitment to the well-being and personal growth of children throughout his professional career and his work in the community strongly supported our decision for George to lead NYJTL."

Since 2003, Guimaraes has served as President and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), leading its humanitarian assistance efforts in 15 countries to support some of the most vulnerable communities in the world in their efforts to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship.  Last year, PCI impacted the lives of more than 19 million people worldwide.

Prior to managing PCI, Guimaraes was Vice President of Global Marketing for Save the Children in Westport, CT for more than five years leading the development of its marketing and communications strategies.

"I'm very excited about the work of NYJTL and the opportunity to sustain and build the legacy of its founders, Arthur Ashe and Skip Hartman, for New York City youth," said Guimaraes.  "The mission to develop the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court is inspiring for everyone at NYJTL."

Before working in the nonprofit sector, Guimaraes held CEO and executive positions for global communications companies, including Campbell Mithun Esty New York, Publicis Bloom New York, Ketchum Advertising and Young & Rubicam.

Guimaraes is a graduate of Northwestern University.