Leadership Profiles

To help familiarize you with GCSAA's elected and executive leadership, these leadership profiles provide a quick overview of each individual's professional and educational background, as well as a look at the role each person plays in the organization.

GCSAA Board of Directors

President

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Mark F. Jordan, CGCS, was elected GCSAA’s 85th president at the association's annual meeting on Feb. 4, 2021.

He was first appointed to the board at the association's 2014 annual meeting in Orlando, and was elected to the board at the 2015 meeting in San Antonio.

Jordan is the Natural Resources Leader at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. He assumed that position in 2007, although he has been with the club since 1988, previously serving as general manager, club manager, superintendent and assistant superintendent.

A 34-year member, he previously served as assistant superintendent at Winding Hollow Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio, and Hyde Park Golf and Country Club in Cincinnati. He is a past president of the Northern Ohio GCSA and the Ohio Turf Foundation. He is also a board member for Play Golf Ohio and Ohio Pesticide Applicators for Responsible Regulation (OPARR).

A native of Nova, Ohio, Jordan graduated from the Ohio State University – ATI in Wooster, Ohio, with an associate’s of applied science degree in turfgrass management; and the Ohio State University in Columbus with a bachelor of science degree in agronomy. Jordan and his wife, Melinda, reside in Westfield Center, Ohio, and have four children and three grandchildren.

Vice President 

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Kevin Breen, CGCS, was elected as vice president of the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting on Feb. 4, 2021. Breen was first appointed to the board at the 2015 annual meeting in San Antonio and elected in 2016 in San Diego.

Breen has served as the superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, Calif., since 2011. Prior to that, he served as the director of maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club in Truckee, Calif., and as the superintendent at Los Alamos (N.M.) Golf Course. He has bachelor's degrees in horticulture/turf from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and in meteorology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

A 30-year member of GCSAA, Breen has served on the Environmental Programs, Nominating, Research Proposal Review and Strategic Communications committees, as well as the Board Policy Oversight and Competency task groups.

Breen is a member and past president of both the Sierra Nevada GCSA and the California GCSA. He has also previously served as a superintendent representative on the California Alliance for Golf and the Nevada Golf Industry Alliance.

Secretary/Treasurer

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Kevin P. Sunderman, CGCS, was elected as secretary/treasurer of the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting on Feb. 4, 2021. He was re-elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting Jan. 30, 2020, in Orlando. He was appointed to a one-year term in 2017 in Orlando.

Sunderman is the director of grounds at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he has worked since 2005. He previously held superintendent or assistant superintendent positions at TPC at Prestancia in Sarasota, Fla.; Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C.; East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, Fla.; and Whetstone Golf Club in Caledonia, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science.

Sunderman is a 20-year GCSAA member and has served on the Government Affairs Committee and the BMP Task Group. He has attended the Chapter Delegates Meeting seven times, representing either the Florida GCSA or Florida West Coast GCSA.

He is a current member and past president of the Florida West Coast GCSA, as well as a past president of the Florida GCSA. He was also previously an Environmental Research and Education Foundation board member.

Immediate Past President

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John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS, was elected GCSAA president at the association's annual meeting Jan. 30, 2020, in Orlando. He was first elected to the board at the 2013 annual meeting in San Diego.

Fulling has served as the superintendent at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Country Club since 1993. Previously, he served as superintendent at Berrien Hills Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., and as a course superintendent at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.

He has a turfgrass management degree from Kishwaukee College in Malta, Ill., and previously studied music performance at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

A GCSAA member for 31 years, Fulling has served on numerous GCSAA committees, including the Chapter Relations, Nominating and Strategic Communications committees and the International and Technology Innovation task groups. He has also previously served on the Board Policy Oversight Task Group.

Fulling is a member and past president of the Michigan GCSA and is also a past president of the Western Michigan GCSA. He is former president of the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation and has served as a committee member for the Michigan Golf Alliance.

Fulling, his wife, Susan, and their two children, Ali and Emily, reside in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Director

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Jeff L. White, CGCS, was first was elected to the board in 2018 in San Antonio.

White is the superintendent at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan., where he has worked since 2013. He previously held superintendent positions at Lake Quivira (Kan.) Country Club and Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Lenexa, Kan., and assistant superintendent positions at Lake Quivira CC and Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan. White earned a degree in horticulture/turf management from Iowa State University.

A 30-year GCSAA member, White has been a GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador since 2014 and is a seven-time representative of the Heart of America GCSA at the Chapter Delegates Meeting.

White is a board member of the Kansas Turfgrass Foundation. He also belongs to the Kansas GCSA and Heart of America GCSA, serving as president of the latter in 2005.

Director

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T.A. Barker, CGCS, was first elected to the board in 2018 in San Antonio.

Barker is the superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, Utah, where he has been since joining the grounds crew in 1995. He has been superintendent since 2006.

A 17-year GCSAA member, he is a member and past president of the Intermountain GCSA (now Utah GCSA). He has served on several GCSAA committees and as a chapter delegate since 2013.

A third-generation superintendent, he became exposed to GCSAA at a young age when his father, GCSAA member Todd Barker, would take the family to the Golf Industry Show each year.

He has an advanced turfgrass certificate from the Penn State World Campus.

He and his wife, Natalie, have three sons and live in Taylorsville, Utah.

Director

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Paul L. Carter, CGCS, was first elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting Feb. 7, 2019, in San Diego.

Carter is the superintendent at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Harrison, Tenn., and also serves as director of agronomy for the Tennessee Golf Trail, a division of Tennessee State Parks. He previously served as director of agronomy for the Tennessee Golf Trail and as golf course superintendent at The Medalist at Avalon.

A 28-year GCSAA member, he is a member of the Tennessee GCSA and a member and past president of the Tennessee Turfgrass Association. He has served on several GCSAA committees and as a chapter delegate.

Carter is well-known for the environmental programs at Bear Trace. He was the overall winner in the 2013 GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards and in 2015 was honored with GCSAA’s President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship.

He graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a degree in agriculture sciences.

He lives in Apison, Tenn., with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Hannah.

Director

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Douglas D. Dykstra, CGCS, was elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting Jan. 30, 2020, in Orlando.

Dykstra is the golf course superintendent at White Mountain Country Club in Pinetop, Ariz. He previously served as superintendent at Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe and The Pines Country Club.

A 28-year GCSAA member, he is a member and past president of the Cactus and Pine GCSA. He also previously served as president of the Nebraska GCSA and secretary/treasurer of the West Virginia GCSA. He has served on several GCSAA committees and as a chapter delegate.

Dykstra graduated from South Dakota State University in 1981 with a degree in landscape architecture design.

He lives in Pinetop with his wife, Colleen.

Director

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Marc E. Weston, CGCS, was elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting on Feb. 4, 2021.

Weston is the certified golf course superintendent at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Conn., where he started in 2003 as assistant superintendent. He previously held the assistant superintendent position at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. He has an associate’s degree in horticulture from the University of Connecticut and Turfgrass Certificate from the University of Massachusetts.

Weston is a 23-year GCSAA member and has served on the Certification Committee, Scholarship Committee, Environmental Awards and Education Task Group. He is also a delegate and Grassroots Ambassador. He is a member and past president of the Connecticut Association of GCS.

To contact board members, please email gcsaaboard@gcsaa.org.

Executive leadership

Chief Executive Officer

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J. Rhett Evans is the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s chief executive officer. Evans joined the GCSAA team in July 2009 as chief operating officer and was promoted to CEO in January 2011. He is the eighth CEO since the association’s founding in 1926.

Evans is focused on expanding GCSAA's reach and influence to become the global leader in golf course management. Under Evans, GCSAA has elevated the superintendents’ and industry’s voices through advocacy efforts at the national and grassroots levels. In addition, through Evans’ leadership of GCSAA and its philanthropic organization, the GCSAA Foundation, the discussion of sustainability has progressed from theory to action. GCSAA is spearheading the development of centralized best management practices at the state and facility level.

GCSAA's enhancement of the vitality of the game of golf has been strengthened through Evans’ work with allied and industry organizations. Evans was instrumental in helping establish the strategic priorities of We Are Golf (WAG), a coalition of golf’s leading organizations working together to communicate the game’s economic, charitable and environmental benefits to congressional leaders and local lawmakers. He served two terms as chairman of the board and is currently serving on the executive board of WAG as well as serving on the board for the World Golf Foundation. Evans represents the association and profession on the Golf Channel, Sirius XM Radio and other national media outlets.

Prior to arriving at GCSAA, Evans was director of the parks, recreation and commercial facilities division for the city of Mesa, Ariz. Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in business, and a master’s degree in recreation management and leadership with an emphasis in public administration from Brigham Young University. He is also a graduate of the Public Assembly Facility Management School.

Evans is a native of Prescott, Ariz. He and his wife, Colleen, have a daughter, Caite, and son, Seth. Evans is a four-time Ironman Triathlon finisher and an active adventurist.

Chief Operating Officer

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Bob Randquist, CGCS, is the chief operating officer for GCSAA. He joined the executive staff on May 29, 2018. Randquist is responsible for managing a broad and complex array of functions and facilitate multiple projects to meet the objectives of the association. While he represents GCSAA and maintains relationships with industry and allied partners, his main focus is on internal stakeholders and being an integral part of the headquarters’ culture.

Randquist came to GCSAA after 20 years serving as director of golf course and grounds at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla. Prior to Boca Rio, he spent two decades as superintendent at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., where he hosted the 1982 and 1994 PGA Championships and helped secure the 2001 U.S. Open.

No stranger to GCSAA and its members, Randquist served as the association’s president in 2011. He has been a GCSAA member for 41 years and became a certified golf course superintendent in 1985. Randquist served on the USGA Green Section Committee for 27 years and has been honored by the USGA with its Ike Grainger Award, which recognizes 25 years of volunteer service.

A native of Cordell, Okla., Randquist graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering. Randquist and his wife, LaVada, have two daughters, Jennifer and Laura, and a granddaughter, Scout.

Chief Financial Officer

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Cam Oury is the chief financial officer for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Oury joined the GCSAA staff on June 30, 2003, and has served in that core financial management capacity throughout his tenure at GCSAA while adding other programmatic responsibilities.

Oury is responsible for developing and executing on sound business principles that are key to providing the resources necessary to carry out the numerous member programs and services for GCSAA and the GCSAA Foundation. He serves on the association’s executive team and is responsible for all finance and accounting-related operations, including overseeing the investment portfolio; all legal matters; forecasting and business analytics; risk management; and the annual plan and budget process.

Oury has served in executive management positions for many companies and industries during his 35-year career in financial management. He also has more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit arena. Under the guidance of Oury, GCSAA has managed its finances in a responsible manner and has enhanced its strong financial position and future business outlook.

Oury graduated from Colorado State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. After passing all four parts of the Certified Public Accountants exam in 1989, Oury enrolled at the University of Colorado where he earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1992.

Oury is originally from Colorado. He and his family moved to Lawrence in 1999 and are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy biking, kayaking, backpacking and skiing among other interests.