Call for nominations opened

Nominations are due June 30, 2024

Posted on behalf of Mark F. Jordan, CGCS – 2024 GCSAA Nominating Committee Chairman

The following offices will be up for election for the GCSAA Board of Directors at the 2025 Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif.

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

The deadline for nominations for the 2025 GCSAA Board of Directors is June 30, 2024.

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

2024 Nominating Committee

The 2024 Nominating Committee will meet in late July to review nominations and to select the official slate of candidates for the available offices. Per Article VII, Section 1 of the GCSAA Bylaws, Paul L. Carter, CGCS, secretary/treasurer, announces that the following members have been appointed to the 2024 GCSAA Nominating Committee:

Mark F. Jordan, CGCS  (Chairman)
Director of Golf Course Operations
Westfield Country Club
PO Box 5001
Westfield Center, OH 44251-5001

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

David H. Robinson, CGCS
Senior Director of Golf Ground
Marriott Golf
781 Patriots Point Dr
Ocoee, FL 34761

Susan M. Spahr, CGCS
Golf Course Superintendent
Swanhills Golf Course
2600 Gustafson Rd
Belvidere, IL 61008

Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, MG
Regional Director of Agronomy
TPC Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club
2070 Vista Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067

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