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Brand Strategy & Market Research

Sharmion Linseisen-Kerley Sr. Manager of Brand Messaging
Lacy Stattelman Marketing Specialist
Lyne Tumlinson Brand Manager - Golf Facilities

Career & Employment Services/Human Resources

Tracey Dillon Career & Employment Services Department Coordinator
Adam George HR / Benefits Specialist
Lanie Griffin Career Services Manager
Amanda Howard Employment Administrator
Rebecca Oshel Sr. Manager of Human Resources
Frederick Thomas Career Guidance Manager
Kathy Thomas Director of Career & Employment Services


Debra Baker Payroll & Accounting Specialist
Joseph Blackburn Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Kathleen Burden Director of Finance & Member Solutions
Brian Fast Finance Manager
Justin Hawkins Sr. Manager of Finance
Lindsey Lowe Staff Accountant
Andrea Mason Sr. Manager of Finance & Customer Solutions
Renee Shackelford Sr. Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Adrianne Weibel Accounts Payable Coordinator

Communications/Media Relations

Jeff Bollig Director of Communications
Jodi Bouyack Communications Coordinator
Brett Goering Communications Specialist
Jeff Graham Manager of Golf Championship Rules and Competitions/Communications
Ken Moum Sr. Editor of GCSAA Online (NewsWeekly Editor)

Conference Events & Meeting Planning

Jana Brown Sr. Manager of Conf. Events & Meeting Planning
Heidi Elser Board Event Manager
Pat Payne Manager of Tournament Logistics & Meeting Planning
Judy Schelar Sr. Coordinator of Conference Events & Meeting Planning
Bonnie J. Stephenson, CMP Director of Conference Events & Meeting Planning

Corporate Marketing/Sales/Trade Show

Seth Alberg New Business Account Manager
Eric Boedeker Account Representative
Karin Candrl Account Manager, Midwest Region
Chris Fay Director of Strategic Marketing
Mark Gabrick Business Development Manager
Caroline Gollier Trade Show Project Manager
Shannon Kozlowski Corporate Marketing & Sales Associate
Julia Ozark Sr. Manager of the Trade Show
Darren Powers Sr. Manager Corporate Marketing & Sales
Tanya Rennells Advertising Traffic Specialist
Carla Sturgeon Corporate Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Education/Professional Development

Sarah Clopton Curriculum Manager
Cynthia Colahan  Conference Education Administrator
Hannes Combest, CAE Sr. Director of Membership and Professional Development
Leann Cooper Chapter Seminar Administrator
David Bishop Sr. Environmental Education Specialist
Tonya Hartman Education Department Coordinator
Dee Hoffmeier  Sr. Manager of Education
Diana Kern Training Resources Manager
Shari Koehler   Director of Education Operations
Mollie Qualseth  Conference Education Administrator
Lorrie Butell Certification Administrator
Penny Mitchell Sr. Manager of Certification
E-Learning Programs
Kerrianne Aulet E-Learning Programs Coordinator
Kyle Kreighbaum Webcast Coordinator
Julie Sigourney E-Learning Programs Specialist
Lisa Wick Sr. Manager of E-Learning Programs

Environmental Institute for Golf

Heather Bird Development Coordinator
Teri Harris Director of Development

Environmental Programs

Greg Lyman Director of Environmental Programs
Sarah Cross Environmental Group Coordinator

Executive Management

Carol Hayes Sr. Executive Communications Specialist
Diane Kearns Executive Assistant to CEO
Steve Mona, CAE Chief Executive Officer
Cameron Oury Chief Financial Officer
Mischia Wright Executive Administrator

Headquarters Facility Management

Paul Chaussee Facilities Manager
Jack Evans Facilities Coordinator

Information & Public Policy

Nathan Littlejohn III Government Relations Coordinator
Chava McKeel Government Relations Manager
Carrie Riordan Director of Information and Public Policy
Margo Campbell Szabo Information Services Manager
Clark Throssell, Ph.D. Director of Research

Member/Chapter Services

Stacie Lynne Adams Membership/PDI Coordinator
Lori Petrie Chapter Relations Coordinator
Janet Satterlee Sr. Manager of Chapter Services
Jana Wiley Membership Marketing Manager
R. Scott Woodhead Director of Member/Chapter Services

Member/Customer Solutions

Heather Berg Customer Solutions Consultant
Rebekah Downing Member Solutions Consultant
Scott Huddleston Sr. Member Solutions Coordinator
Lacey Morris Receptionist
Rich Noever Scanning & Customer Solutions Consultant
Jennifer Rhead Customer Solutions Consultant
Julie Tesch Customer Solutions Manager
Nancee Torkelson Sr. Manager of Member Solutions
Jessica Thompson Customer Solutions Consultant


Roger Billings Art/Production Manager
Amy Bird Newsline Editor
Teresa Carson GCM Science Editor
Becky Drager Publications Designer
Ed Hiscock  GCM Editor-in-Chief
Scott Hollister GCM Editor
Shelly Howard Publications Coordinator 
Seth Jones  GCM Associate Editor
Ken Moum Sr. Editor of GCSAA Online (NewsWeekly Editor)
Kelly Neis Prepress Specialist
Angela Nitz GCM Sr. Associate Editor
Terry Ostmeyer GCM Sr. Staff Writer
Bunny Smith GCM Managing Editor


Sarah Cross Environmental Group Coordinator
Clark Throssell, Ph.D. Director of Research

Technology -- Internet, Management Information Systems

Tracy Adair Online Product Specialist/Software Trainer
Brian Cavner Sr. Web Developer
Heather Crowe Association Management System Specialist
Bryce Gartner Sr. Director of Strategic Communications
Heather Gerber Online Product Manager/Team Leader
Marrietté Haswood Database Administrator
Robyn Horton Online Product Specialist
Richie Kennedy IT Coordinator
Lisa Kenney Graphic Designer
Eric Neuteboom Address Administrator
Leslie Renzelman Sr. Manager of Information Technology
Laura Russell Sr. Development Team Manager
Adina Scanland Technology Group Coordinator
Lambert Tomeldan IT Network Manager


Elected leadership

Michael Wallace, CGCS

Michael Wallace, CGCS, was elected GCSAA president, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. Mike is employed as golf course superintendent as Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, Conn. He was employed by Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury, Conn., from 1985 to 2001. A member of the association for 24 years, Wallace has been certified since 1981. He was first appointed to serve on the GCSAA board of directors in 1995. Wallace received an associate's degree in turf management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst Massachusetts in 1970. Wallace is a member of the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the Environmental Industry Council of Connecticut. In the past, he has served in numerous capacities on both chapter and national levels. Wallace has four children: Sons; Tye, Grier and Ian; and a daughter, Sian.

Jon D. Maddern, CGCS
Vice President

Jon D. Maddern, CGCS, was elected vice president of the GCSAA Board of Directors, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. Maddern, (born Sept. 3, 1958) has been the superintendent of golf course, grounds and facilities at Elk Ridge Golf Course in Atlanta, Mich., since 1990. Previously, he was superintendent of golf, grounds and parks for the City of Farmington Hills (1978-90) and superintendent at Hillcrest Country Club (1978) in Mt. Clemens, Mich. Maddern earned a Certificate in Turfgrass Management from Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Mich., in 1978. A member of GCSAA for 24 years, Maddern was first certified in 1992. He initially was elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors in 1998. He has served on numerous GCSAA committees and currently chairs the research and education committees, and co-chairs the chapter relations committee and faculty resource group. He also is a participant in the Golf & the Environment Project, administered by GCSAA in conjunction with other golf and green industry members. Maddern is a member of the Greater Detroit Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Northern Michigan Turf Managers Association. He has held numerous elected positions in those two chapters. Additionally, Maddern has been president of the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Golf Foundation, and the Green Section and Long Range Planning committees of the Golf Association of Michigan. Maddern and his wife Bev have a son, Brad, and a daughter, Heather.

Mark J. Woodward, CGCS
Secretary / treasurer

Mark J. Woodward, CGCS, was elected GCSAA Secretary Treasurer, Feb. 8, 2002 at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. Woodward has been Parks and Recreation Administrator for the City of Mesa, Ariz., since 1995. His current responsibilities include managing two municipal golf courses (Dobson Ranch and Riverview), two major-league baseball spring training facilities for the Chicago Cubs, two tennis centers and a cemetery. While working for the City of Mesa, Woodward also has served as assistant golf course superintendent (1974-77), golf course superintendent (1977-85), and golf administrator (1985-95). Prior to working for the City of Mesa, he was a golf course laborer at the Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Ariz. Woodward has been a GCSAA member for 22 years and has been a certified golf course superintendent since 1986. He is a member of and served as past president of the Cactus and Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association (1982), and past chairman of the Board of Regents for the National Institute of Golf Management. Woodward has been a guest speaker at numerous golf-related events including: GCSAA seminars, the USGA Regional Green Section Conference, the Crittenden Golf Expo, the Canadian Golf Business Conference, Southwest Turfgrass Association and the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association. In 1974, he received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Resources in Agriculture from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., and in 1997 earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Woodward, 48 (born Sept. 6, 1952) has a strong family history in the golf course maintenance industry. His grandfather Jay D. Woodward, also a golf course superintendent, was honored at GCSAA's 50th anniversary celebration in 1976 with one of 11 GCSAA Outstanding Service Awards. Woodward's son Matt graduated from Pennsylvannia State University's Turfgrass Management Program in the spring of 2000 and is currently the assistant superintendent at Whisper Rock Golf Club. His daughter Erin is currently attending college in Arizona.

Tommy D. Witt, CGCS CGCS
Immediate Past President

Tommy D. Witt, CGCS, completed his term as GCSAA's 65th president, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. He will serve on the GCSAA board of directors as immediate past president until the February 2003 annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Witt was named the director of operations and special projects at The Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, S.C., in January 2001. He began his career at Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas in 1985. While Witt was at Austin Country Club, PGA TOUR veterans Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite were members, and the late Harvey Penick was golf professional emeritus. A member of GCSAA for 21 years and certified since 1988, Witt has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1994. He has served as chairman of various GCSAA committees and currently chairs the industry advisory council and tournament Committee. Additionally, he is an instructor in the GCSAA and PGA of America seminar program and active in career development projects involving members, employers and students. Witt has served as president of both the Central Texas GCSA and the Lone Star GCSA. He was voted the Central Texas GCSA "Superintendent of the Year" in 1980 and 1988. Witt is currently a member of the Carolinas GCSA. Witt, (born Nov. 22, 1953) received a bachelor's degree in Turfgrass Management and Agronomy from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1977. He and his wife Lorrie have three children: Seth, Lauren and Tanner.

David Downing II, CGCS

David S. Downing II, CGCS, was elected director Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference and Show in Orlando, Fla. Director of golf course operations at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., since 1998. Previously, he was director of golf course operations at Wild Wing Plantation in Conway, S.C.; and golf course superintendent at Las Vegas (Nev.) Country Club; the TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.; Kennett Square (Pa.) Golf and Country Club; and Williamsport (Pa.) Country Club. He has a turfgrass management certificate from Penn State University in University Park, Pa. A 22-year member of GCSAA, Downing has served on the standards and bylaws, information services, certification and chapter relations committees and the communications focus group. Downing is a member and past president of the Carolinas GCSA. He is also a member of the North Carolina Turfgrass Council, the USGA Green Section committee, the tournament committee of the Dupont World Amateur and the golf course management advisory council at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Ricky Heine, CGCS

Ricky D. Heine, CGCS, was appointed GCSAA director, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando Fla. He fills the position created by the election of Mark J. Woodward, CGCS, to secretary/treasurer. Heine has been superintendent at The Golf Club Star Ranch in Austin, Texas, since March 2000. Previously, he served as superintendent for River Place Country Club in Austin and Elkins Lake Country Club in Huntsville, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Texas A&M University in College Station in 1985. A GCSAA member for 20 years, Heine will serve as chairman of the career development and environmental stewardship committees. He will also act as vice chairman of the education committee. Heine is a member of the Central Texas GCSA and the Lone Star GCSA and is a past president of both organizations. He is also a member of the Texas Turfgrass Association and serves on the planning board of Williamson County Professional Grounds Conference. Heine, 38, and his wife Jana, have three children; Jared, 12, Ryan, 11, and Jordan, 9.

Sean Hoolehan, CGCS

Sean A. Hoolehan, CGCS, was elected director, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. Hoolehan has been the golf course superintendent at Wildhorse Resort on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon since 1996. Previously he was superintendent at Ko'olau Golf Club in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Navy-Marine Golf Course at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A GCSAA member for 17 years, Hoolehan first received certification in 1991. In the past, he has served on several GCSAA committees, including the 75th anniversary resource group. Hoolehan is a member of the Oregon GCSA, the Idaho GCSA (both affiliated GCSAA chapters) and the USGA Green Section committee. He previously was a member and past president of the Hawaii GCSA. Hoolehan, 43 (Born April 30, 1957) received a turfgrass certificate from Rutgers University in 1981. He and his wife Kathryn have three daughters, Elizabeth, Nicole and Jennifer, and a son, Walker.

Robert J. Maibusch, CGCS, MG

Robert J. Maibusch, CGCS, MG, was elected GCSAA director Feb. 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. Maibusch has been superintendent at Hinsdale (Ill.) Golf Club, a facility that is more than 100 years old, since 1982. A 25-year GCSAA member, he has been certified since 1988 and was bestowed the Master Greenkeeper (MG) title by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) in 1993. He is one of only 28 individuals worldwide who have earned the MG distinction. Maibusch has an extensive service record in the profession. He has held numerous positions on the chapter level, including the presidency of the Midwest Association of GCS (1999) and the Chicagoland Association of GCS (1991) both GCSAA affiliated chapters. He has written articles for a number of trade journals and is a frequent panelist/speaker at local/regional/national educational conferences. He is a member of both the Michigan and Illinois Turfgrass Foundations. Maibusch also has served on numerous GCSAA committees. A 1975 Evans Scholarship recipient, Maibusch currently serves on the Evans Scholars Alumni Association Board of Directors. He graduated from Michigan State in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in crops and soil sciences/turf management. Maibusch, (born July 27, 1957) and his wife Cheryl have a daughter, Alex, and a son, Kieron.

Timothy T. O'Neill, CGCS

Tim O'Neill, CGCS, was elected GCSAA director Feb, 8, 2002, at the Association's annual International Golf Course Conference & Show in Orlando, Fla. O'Neill has been golf course superintendent at the Country Club of Darien in Darien, Conn., since 1981. Before moving to Darien, he was an assistant superintendent at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. (1979-81). He received a bachelor's degree in Turfgrass Management from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I., in 1979. A GCSAA member for 21 years, O'Neill was first certified in 1988. He has participated in GCSAA's Ambassador Speakers Program, and is a member of the Rhode Island GCSA, Connecticut GCSA and the Metropolitan GCSA (affiliated chapters of GCSAA). O'Neill has chaired numerous committees and served as the 1992-93 Met GCSA president. O'Neill, (born April 23, 1957) is heavily involved in golf initiatives in the Northeast region of the country. He is a member of the Tri-State Turf Research Foundation Board of Directors, where he currently serves as past-president. He also has been a member of the Environmental Industry Council of Connecticut since 1991, the USGA since 1998 and a participant in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses since 1997. O'Neill and his wife Jennifer have a daughter, Kristen, and a son, Justin.

Executive leadership

Stephen F. Mona, CAE
Chief Executive Officer

Stephen F. Mona, CAE, became the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's chief executive officer (CEO) on Nov. 15, 1993. Since that time, GCSAA membership has increased from 13,000 to 21,000; and revenues have grown from $12 to $20 million. Mona, 43 (born June 9, 1957), has established a strong career record of service to the golf industry. He served as tournament director of the Northern California Golf Association from September 1980 to January 1982. He then became assistant manager of press relations for the United States Golf Association from January 1982 to June 1983. In June 1983, Mona became executive director of the Georgia State Golf Association, a position he held until assuming his current position at GCSAA. Mona's talents and energies have been tapped by numerous groups in and out of the golf industry with appointments and/or elections to: * President of the International Association of Golf Administrators (1990) * President Georgia Society of Association Executives (1993) * Chairman of the Lawrence (Kan.) Business/Education Partnership (1997-98) * National Golf Course Owners Association Advisory Committee (1998 - present) * First Tee Advisory Committee (1998 - present) * World Golf Hall of Fame Selection Committee (1998 - present) * Global Management Group Advisory Board (1999 - present) * Golf 20:20 Conference Executive Board (1999 - present) * Board of Directors of the National Golf Foundation (1999 - present) * President of the Kansas City Society of Association Executives (2000) * National Minority Golf Foundation Board of Directors (2000 - present) His background includes relationships with the turfgrass industry as well. He was a director of the Georgia Turfgrass Association (1988-93), a trustee of its Foundation Trust (1990-93) and also a member of the advisory committee for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Turfgrass Management Program (1989-93). Mona's exploits have been well-recognized. This past August, Crittenden Golf Inc. magazine selected him as one of the top 21 "Movers and Shakers" in the golf industry. In 1998, Golf Digest listed Mona as the 25th most powerful person in golf. Only one person younger than Mona, Tiger Woods at No. 2, was ranked higher. In 1997, Mona was named Association Executive of the Year by the Kansas City Society of Association Executives. Mona received a bachelor's degree in journalism (cum laude) from San Jose State University in 1980. The "CAE" designation that appears after Mona's name stands for Certified Association Executive. Mona lives in Lawrence with his wife Cyndi, and children Ken, Stephen and Meredith. NOTE: The "CAE" designation that appears Mona's name stands for Certified Association Executive.

Julian M. Arredondo, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Julian M. Arredondo, became the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's chief financial officer (CFO) on Dec. 1, 1993. Arredondo, 43 (born March 14, 1958) began his career working in the Kansas City office of Touche Ross & Co. (1980-87), a leading international accounting firm. Before coming to the association, he was CFO at Midwest Titan (1987-93) ? a commercial general contractor with a $50 million annual budget. He also had extensive legal and general corporate responsibilities with the company. Arredondo oversees GCSAA's corporate marketing and sales department, Internet strategy development, and the GCSAA Foundation. Additionally, he oversees the support areas of accounting, human resources, and management information services, as well as organizational planning and budgeting. A Missouri native, Arredondo holds a bachelor's degree in business administration (magna cum laude) from Rockhurst University in 1980 and became a Certified Public Accountant that same year. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife, Monica, and their children, Adam, Tamara, Damon, and Hannah.

Charles M. Borman, CAE
Chief Operating Officer

Charles "Chuck" M. Borman, CAE, COO, became the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's chief operating officer (COO), in September 2001. Before joining the association, Borman, 55 (born May 4, 1946), served as executive director of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, one of GCSAA's 102 affiliated chapters, since 1998. He has experience in budget management, planning and executing an annual trade show and conference and was responsible for the development and publishing of the association magazine, Carolina Greens. Borman previously served on the GCSAA staff, first as the director of membership (1995-97) and then as a coordinating advisor (March 1997 - March 1998). Borman oversees numerous GCSAA member programs and services in the areas of education, research, environmental stewardship, career development, member/chapter services, communications, government relations, information services, conference events and publications. A retired United States Army Lt. Colonel, Borman graduated with a business degree from Southwestern (Texas) University in 1977 and with a Master's in finance from Hardin-Simmons (Texas) University in 1981. Borman is married to Carolyn Lamb Hawkins. They have two adult children Tiffany and Derek, both of whom are married and have children or their own.

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