Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States: The PGA of America has selected 15 PGA Members who will comprise its sixth PGA Lead class for 2021-22.
Established in 2016, PGA Lead is the Association’s leadership development programme, which was created to identify, mentor and progress PGA Members from diverse backgrounds into volunteer leadership positions within Association governance.
Through PGA Lead, PGA Members are prepared to ascend into volunteer leadership positions within the Association at the Chapter, Section and National levels.
PGA Lead also helps PGA Members who have a desire to serve and make an impact on non-profit Boards within the communities where they work and live.
Since the inception of PGA Lead, six PGA Professionals in the programme have ascended into Board leadership positions within their PGA Sections and another 18 PGA Lead alumni have served on PGA of America National Committees.
“The goal of PGA Lead is to establish a deep bench of diverse PGA Members who are prepared to ascend to the volunteer leadership ranks of the Association,” said Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Through PGA Lead, this distinguished class will be well-positioned to serve as future leaders within the Association and throughout the golf industry. The PGA remains committed to attracting and mentoring talented individuals from diverse backgrounds,” added Richerson.
PGA Lead is a complement to PGA Works, a strategic initiative designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce.