Call for nominations opened

Nominations are due June 30, 2023

Posted on behalf of John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS – 2023 GCSAA Nominating Committee Chairman

The following offices will be up for election for the GCSAA Board of Directors at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

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

The deadline for nominations for the 2024 GCSAA Board of Directors is June 30, 2023.

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

2023 Nominating Committee

The 2023 Nominating Committee will meet in late August/early September to review nominations and to select the official slate of candidates for the available offices. Per Article VII, Section 1 of the GCSAA Bylaws, T.A. Barker, CGCS, secretary/treasurer, announces that the following members have been appointed to the 2023 GCSAA Nominating Committee:

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

Alan B. Davis, CGCS
Golf Course Superintendent
Willow Creek Country Club
8505 S. Willow Creek Dr .
Sandy, UT 84093

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


Alex J. Stuedemann, CGCS
Director, International and TPC Agronomy
PGA Tour
16 Wildwood Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Ryan L. Swilley, CGCS
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