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National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)
291 Seven Farms Drive, 2nd Floor, Charleston, SC  29492

Toll-free: 800-933-4262   Phone: 843-881-9956
info@ngcoa.org

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NGCOA Staff

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jay L. Karen, CAE
843-471-2711

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Thomas (Buddy) Smith
843-437-7411

OFFICE MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

Elena MacCartee
202-486-3615

ACCOUNTING
(billing, accounts payable/receivable)
Jerome (JL) McDonald
Financial Controller
843-471-2715

ADVOCACY
Ronnie Miles
Senior Director of Advocacy
901-508-1920

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
(sponsorships, advertising, partnerships)
Mike Ketterman
Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships
843-408-3369

Jay Andersen
Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships
502-320-9034

Michelle Lee
Corporate Partnerships Coordinator
843-345-5867

EDUCATION
Taylor Wall
Senior Director of Education
843-709-4619

Harry Murrell
Content Manager
704-408-6603

EVENTS
TBD
Director of Events

GOLF BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Taylor Wall
Senior Director of Education
843-709-4619

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Renée Flowers
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
(media contact)
843-636-8843

Beth Bast
Creative Director
843-633-1223

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Rachel Carter
Senior Director of Membership
843-471-2716

Barbara Searle
Associate Director of Membership
843-471-2713

Sherea Malcolm
Assistant Director of Membership
843-471-2712

Corey McAuliffe
Membership Services Manager
858-207-8656

Dawlton Nelson
Membership Sales Representative 
814-934-0369

OPERATIONS & INFORMATION 
TECHNOLOGY

(website, database, software)
Brittany Hedrick
Director of Operations & Information Technology
843-209-6505

Will Mooney
Operations Manager
843-323-6907


Board of Directors

Executive Board

Cathy Harbin, PGA/LPGA, President
Pine Ridge Golf Course
Paris, TX

Whitey O'Malley, Vice President
Saddleback Golf Club
Firestone, CO

Jeff Hoag, Treasurer
Scott Lake Country Club
Comstock Park, MI

Gaylord Schaap, Secretary
Northwood Golf Club
Monte Rio, CA

Jay L. Karen, Chief Executive Officer
NGCOA
Charleston, SC

Board Members

Tom Brooks, Immediate Past President
Carson Valley Golf Course
Gardnerville, NV

Eric Bergstol
Empire Golf Management
New City, NY

Whitney Crouse
Bobby Jones Links
Alpharetta, GA

David Frem
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Boylston, MA

Allison George
Toad Valley Golf Course
Pleasant Hill, IA

Mark Giustina
Tokatee Golf Club
Eugene, OR

Steve Graybill
Foxchase Golf Club
Stevens, PA

Jim Hinckley
Century Golf Partners Management
Addison, TX

Rock Lucas
Charwood Country Club
West Columbia, SC

Keith Miller
Montgomery County Revenue Authority
Rockville, MD

David Pillsbury
Invited
Dallas, TX

Renee Powell
Clearview Golf Club
East Canton, OH

Linda Rogers
Juday Creek Golf Course
Granger, IN

William (Bill) Stine
Golf Enterprises
Kissimmee, FL

Dick Stuntz
The Oaks
Lawrence, KS

Brooks West
Franklin Bridge Golf Club
Franklin, TN


Affiliates

California, Nevada, Arizona
Marc Connerly, Executive Director
916-485-6361
CGCOA – www.cgcoa.net
NGCOA Arizona – www.ngcoaaz.org
NVGCOA – www.golfnevada.org

Indiana
Michelle Wittig, Executive Director
574-277-4653
www.ingcoagolf.org

Michigan
Jada Paisley, CMP Executive Director
800-860-8575
www.mgcoa.org

Mid-Atlantic: Maryland, DC, Virginia and North Carolina
David Norman, Executive Director NGCOA Mid-Atlantic
804-708-9760 office
804-399-7802 mobile
www.ngcoamidatlantic.org

Midwest: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota
Chris Aumock, Executive Director
651-324-8873
www.mwgcoa.com

New England: Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut
Elaine Gebhardt, Executive Director
774-430-9030
www.negcoa.org

New Jersey
Dave Wasenda
609-443-4434
www.njgcoa.org

Ohio
Greg Harris, Executive Director
330-840-1934
www.buckeyegolf.com

Oregon
Hogan Arey, President
541-908-6592

Pennsylvania
Ron Stepanek
717-673-6096
www.golfinpa.com

South Carolina (multiple affiliates)
Charleston
Terry Sedalik, Executive Director
843-722-7799 phone
843-722-2905 fax

Lowcountry
Barry Fleming, Executive Director
843-384-5342
www.lgcoagolfpassbook.com

Myrtle Beach
Tracy Conner, Executive Director
843-477-0905

Wisconsin
Jeff Schwister, Executive Director
414-443-3568 office
414-520-5964 mobile
414-443-0817 fax
www.gcow.org


NGCOA Ambassadors

Have questions about NGCOA and the impact it has on golf course business owners and operators like yourself? Reach out to one of our NGCOA Ambassadors and hear it from them, directly. Or, contact our Senior Membership Director, Rachel Carter for a personal introduction at rcarter@ngcoa.org

Randall Anderson
The Meadows Golf Club &mps; Fogg Brook Resort
Maine

Melanie Boese
Brattleboro Country Club
Vermont

Tom Brooks
Carson Valley Golf Course
Nevada

Caleb Burgard
Heart River Golf Course
North Dakota

Whitney Crouse
Bobby Jones Links
Georgia

Todd Flodman
Woodland Hills Golf Course
Nebraska

David Frem
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Massachusetts

Cathy Harbin
Pine Ridge Golf Course
Texas

Rock Lucas
Charwood Golf Club
South Carolina

Whitey O'Malley
Saddleback Golf Course
Colorado

Cheryl Pardue
Mirimichi Golf Course
Tennessee

Constant Poholek
Wentworth Hills Country Club
Massachusetts

Gaylord Schapp
Northwood Golf Course
California

Jim Szilagyi
Lynx Golf Club
Michigan

Sandra Weckerly
Redlands Mesa Golf Course
Colorado


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