Employment

PGA Vision Statement: Provide career advancement, enhance compensation and deliver credible and valuable services to employers.

Qualifications: 15 assistants that have worked for Jim have gone on to become Head Golf Professionals, Directors of Golf, Directors of Instruction and General Managers. Built current staff from 7 to 13 PGA Professionals. 

Jim’s Focus: Expand on successful Career Consultant programs. Utilize media partners to promote our members and tell the story of the PGA of America to a wider audience.

 

Education

PGA Vision Statement: Engage membership in "lifelong" education and training that will develop members' applied operational and strategic excellence to advance career opportunities and compensation levels.

Qualifications: Chairman of Wisconsin PGA Section Education Committee. 2011 WPGA Horton Smith Award Winner. Actively involved in National Education Simulation based program development. Individual and team-based learning through real-life business case simulations.

Jim’s Focus: Develop a three-pronged approach with offerings for learners of all levels. Electronic-based, simulations-based and classroom-based.

 

Player Development

PGA Vision Statement: Drive transformational participatory growth through operational excellence, implementation of a new delivery model and creating a culture of experimentation and change.

Qualifications: Developed and run numerous Player Development Programs - Get Golf Ready; PGA Junior League Golf; Drive, Chip & Putt; Women’s Wellness Weekends; Family Golf Days.

Jim’s Focus: Develop retention programs to elevate new golfers to frequent golfers and create lifelong golfers.

 

Championships

PGA Vision Statement: Lead a positive evaluation of how our Championships are produced and act as a platform to raise the profile of the association's other core products.

Qualifications: Actively involved in planning, sales and operations of multiple Major Golf Championships. Executive Committee Member of 2010 & 2015 PGA Championships, General Chairman of 2012 US Women's Open and Executive Committee Member of 2007 US Senior Open.

Jim’s Focus: Continue to grow and protect our largest financial assets which are the financial lifeblood to funding all the association’s programs.

 

Sections

PGA Vision Statement: Elevate and empower sections in their effort to deliver programs and services to the membership and individual members.

Qualifications: Long-time WPGA Section Board member. Current Secretary of WPGA Section. National Budget Committee Member actively involved in raising ADP funding for sections.

Jim’s Focus: Develop additional section support programs. Expand on successful PDRM and career consultant programs with staffing to cover other areas of demand.

 

Global

PGA Vision Statement: Elevate profile of PGA and its members outside of U.S. to drive increased employment opportunities, protect standards of the brand and drive revenue that can be deployed domestically.

Qualifications: Operational background with international properties in Portugal and Scotland. Ongoing working relationships with international golf associations. Worked directly with Scottish Golf Union, the R&A and European Ryder Cup in hosting events and program involvement with our course, The Duke’s, in St Andrews, Scotland.

Jim’s Focus: Increase viability of international PGA membership programs and international partners to increase global opportunities.  

 

PGA Reach

PGA Vision Statement: Be seen as a leader on the local and national stage in impacting lives of youth and military through golf, with a focus on inclusion within the sport.

Qualifications: PGA LEAD program involvement, golf in schools involvement, Youth and REACH programs incorporated as part of Championship legacy at Whistling Straits.

Jim’s Focus: Expand Championship event programs throughout the country to develop sustainable programs for every Section.

 

Properties

PGA Vision Statement: Create a financially suitable model that also serves as a physical representation of the PGA of America’s core values.

Qualifications: Previously served as Senior Director of PGA Golf Properties. Chairman of National Properties Committee involved in recent financial & operational turn around.

Jim’s Focus: Maximize opportunities to develop current properties to fit our core values.