Call for nominations reopened

Nominations are due by Oct. 7, 2022

Posted on behalf of John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS – 2022 GCSAA Nominating Committee Chairman

Due to the recent resignation of Kevin P. Sunderman, CGCS, from the board of directors and its affect on the 2023 election, nominations for 2023 GCSAA Board of Directors have been reopened and will be accepted through Oct. 7, 2022. 

The following offices will be up for election for the GCSAA Board of Directors at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Secretary/treasurer
  • Director (three positions)

The deadline for nominations for the 2023 GCSAA Board of Directors is Oct. 7, 2022.

How to nominate a candidate

Chapters choosing to nominate a candidate should do so in the form of a letter sent on chapter letterhead and signed by a chapter officer to:

GCSAA Nominating Committee Chairman
c/o Shelia Finney, Senior Director, Member Programs
1421 Research Park Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049-3859

2022 Nominating Committee

The 2022 Nominating Committee will meet  to review nominations and to select the official slate of candidates for the available offices. Per Article VII, Section 1 of the GCSAA Bylaws, Jeff L. White, CGCS, Secretary/Treasurer, announces that the following members have been appointed to the 2022 GCSAA Nominating Committee:

John R. Fulling Jr. (Chairman)
Kalamazoo Country Club
3509 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Renee Geyer
Golf Course Superintendent
Canterwood Golf & Country Club
12606 5th Ave. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Damon B. Hitti
Golf Course Superintendent
Weissinger Hills Golf Club
2240 Mount Eden Rd.
Shelbyville, KY 40065

 

Alex J. Stuedemann, CGCS
Director of Golf Course Operations
TPC Deere Run
4218 Friendship Farm Road
East Moline, IL 61244

Ryan L. Swilley
Golf Course Superintendent
Gulf Stream Golf Club
2401 N. Ocean Blvd.
Gulf Stream, FL 33483

More information

As stated in the bylaws:

Article VI Section 1. Qualifications and Terms of Office: Only Class A members who are actively employed as golf course superintendents are eligible for election as Officers or Directors of this Association.

While not required the following suggested list of experiences and personal qualities that will provide potential candidates with a roadmap to prepare for national board service:

  • Have demonstrated a personal and professional commitment to the association and the golf course management profession.
  • Is a creative, visionary and strategic thinker who understands and embraces the mission, vision and goals of GCSAA.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to work respectfully with other board members; committee/task group members; allied association leaders; industry partners; and GCSAA staff.
  • Is comfortable speaking and making presentations in both small and large group settings.
  • Is comfortable with utilizing social media.
  • Is aware of national governmental and regulatory issues impacting the golf course industry.
  • Have served as a Chapter or Voting Delegate.
  • Have served on GCSAA committees/task groups.
  • Have served on an affiliated chapter board as a director and/or executive officer.
  • Previous experience chairing committees and/or task groups at the chapter level.

For more information relative to the support that GCSAA provides to members of the Board of Directors, as well as what is expected of GCSAA board members, please review the Board Self-Governance Policies.

If you have any questions concerning the nominating or election process, contact Shelia Finney, senior director, member programs at 800-472-7878, ext. 4472, or sfinney@gcsaa.org.