Meet the Staff

Meet The Staff

Mark Baron

Tournament Director
MBaron@YellowTennisBall.com

  • Tennis Background:  Head of FTA/S. FL Tennis Association for 10 years
  • Favorite Place in Delray Beach: City Oyster
  • Past Time Activities: Fishing / Snow Skiing / Working out at home / Gym / Swimming
  • Best Moment of your Life: Meeting my wife in School
  • Craziest thing you ever did: Boxed for Golden Glove
  • What makes you unique: I believe you can do anything if you give it your all (and you’re a little lucky)
  • Who makes you laugh: My Sons!

Ivan Baron

Tournament Chairman
IBaron@YellowTennisBall.com

  • Nickname: Drago
  • Tennis Background: USTA Florida Hall of Fame Inductee, Former #1 ITF world-ranked & USTA nationally-ranked amateur (18 & under), NCAA Coach (FAU, U. of Miami), USTA National Coach, #150 ATP World Ranking, USTA Committee Member (Nominating, Davis Cup, Finance, Pro Circuit)
  • Family: Michele + Lara, Matthew & Jonathan = Superstars!
  • Interesting Facts: Been to 30+ countries / Caught a 650lb+ Bull Shark / Love the Food Network
  • Favorite Quote: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

John Butler

Executive Director
JButler@YellowTennisBall.com

  • Nicknames: JB / Johnny B / Red
  • Years with the event: Original Staffer, est. 1991
  • Favorite part of Delray Beach:  I cant say enough about the people that are the pulse of this town.  They know who they are.  They have created what we love.
  • Past Time Activities: Tennis / Golf / Running/  Heat, Marlins, Dolphins, Panther Games / Macramé
  • Best Vacation Memory:  The Millennium in the Amazon… Impossible to top
  • Who makes you laugh:  My Dad.  He’s non-stop entertainment
  • Hidden Talent: I’m good at picking out shoes for women.

Bryan McConnell

Director of Ticketing & Sponsor Relations
Bryan@YellowTennisBall.com

  • Tennis Background: I couldn’t even keep score when I started working… now I love it!
  • Interesting Event Memory:  Inadvertently pegging Andy Roddick with a basketball while I was still an intern… oops!
  • Hero: Steve Jobs
  • Superstitions: Karma is real!
  • What make you Unique: Finger prints & brain waves

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Danielle Kenney

Special Events Director & Inside Sales Manager
DKenney@YellowTennisBall.com

  • Nickname: Din
  • Favorite Places in Delray Beach: DaDa / Tryst / Brule / Mint Fit 111 / Mellow Mushroom / Luckie Street Boutique / City Oyster / Ziree Thai & Sushi
  • Other Sporting Interests:  Co-Ed Softball / Fantasy Football
  • Interesting Fact: My hat size is an XL.

Marlena Hall

Director of Sports Marketing
MHall@YellowTennisBall.com

Mocha Baron

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