District Directors


He is respected for his common sense approach and his ability to question the process for a better result.
— LYNN SWANN, Independent Director, National PGA Board
I would challenge anyone to have more exposure, experience, passion and insight to the game than Jim.
— BRUCE PATTERSON, Director of Golf, Butler National Golf Club; Former President, Illinois PGA Section and Former District 6 Director
He has had the opportunity to work from the ground up in the business.
— GIL GUSWEILER, Director of Golf, Kenwood Country Club; Former District 5 Director
 
Jim’s vision exemplifies his passion for golf and his desire to serve the PGA of America and its members.
— MIKE AHRNSBRAK, PGA, General Manager, Blue Ridge Shadows Resort & Golf Club; Former PGA of America District 10 Director; Middle Atlantic Section Past President
He will bring a calm wisdom to the role of PGA Secretary.
— BILL HULBERT, Former District 11 Director; Past President of Southern California Section
 

PGA Peers


He is a natural born leader and commands respect in the boardroom with the ability to strengthen relationships with allied associations on a global level.
— PAUL LOCICERO, Honorary President, Wisconsin PGA; Head Golf Professional, The Legend at Bristlecone
As a host of Major events, he sets a standard that is very high for all of us in the Tournament business.
— LARRY DORNISCH, Head Golf Professional, Muirfield Village Golf Club
I highly value his opinion as he always has the information to support it.
— BRIAN BAUS, Vice President, Wisconsin PGA Section
 
There was nothing he would ask you to do that he could not do himself.
— ANDY MITCHELL, Director of Golf & Rooms Operations, Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort
He is an exemplary representative of our PGA Membership and an inspiring keeper of the game.
— CASEY BROZEK, Head Golf Professional, Crystal Lake CC; Past President, Illinois PGA Section
The golf and hospitality industry is in need of people like Jim. Our industry deserves quality people, both personally and professionally.
— RUSS MILLER, Director of Golf, The Broadmoor
 
If you look at Jim’s resume, you will know that he places the PGA of America first.
— DAVID STINSON, General Manager, Fallen Oak Golf Club, MS
I was always impressed working under Jim to see his ability to manage multiple businesses and golf operations.
— DAVE KEMNITZ, PGA Head Golf Professional, Minocqua Country Club, WI
 

Industry Leaders


Jim is humble and totally unaffected by the success that he has achieved administratively and professionally.
— JIM REINHART, CEO, Reinhart Partners, INC.; Past Vice-President, USGA; General Chairman, 2017 US Open; Past President, Wisconsin State Golf Association
He has an extensive comprehension of how the game has grown internationally, a deep respect of our game and is also intuitive in looking for ways of growing the game for new generations and territories.
— RICHARD HILLS, European Director, Ryder Cup
Jim Richerson has been vital in benefitting ALL Wisconsin courses and the game of golf through his work in his position at the Kohler Company.
— JEFF SCHWISTER, Executive Director, Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW)
 
He is a man with great vision for the game and for the operation at hand.
— CHUCK GARBEDIAN, Owner/Host, Garbedian on Golf, ESPN Wisconsin
I can think of no better candidate, and all of us in golf will be the better for his involvement.
— JOHN STEINBREDER, Senior Writer, Global Golf Post
I know of few people who have the depth of experience that Jim has accumulated during an impressively diverse career in golf.
— DOUGLAS FRY, President, Wisconsin State Golf Association
 
Jim came across as the most honest, down to earth, selfless and giving person on the program.
— BRIAN KATREK, Lead Play-by-Play, PGA Tour Radio