Immediate Past President
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.