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After just about 20 years as a golfing route superintendent, Kevin P. Sunderman, CGCS, has been named leader running officer for the GCSAA.

Sunderman involves GCSAA uniquely certified for the placement, with greater than 19 years of enjoy in skilled golfing route control, prior enjoy within the monetary services and products sector, a bachelor’s level from the Ohio State College in turfgrass control and a grasp’s level in trade management from Florida Southern Faculty.

He maximum just lately spent 17 years at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Nation Membership in St. Petersburg, Florida, the place he used to be director of grounds. He prior to now held the superintendent place at Whetstone Golfing Membership in Caledonia, Ohio, and assistant superintendent place at TPC at Prestancia in Sarasota, Florida; Snee Farm Nation Membership in Mount Delightful, South Carolina; and East Lake Woodlands Nation Membership in Oldsmar, Florida. All through his profession, Sunderman advanced his talents past skilled golfing route control by means of main a couple of long-range strategic making plans projects and gaining monetary control enjoy as a Collection 7-licensed monetary guide.

After six years at the GCSAA board of administrators, Sunderman has gained deep publicity to the GCSAA headquarters workforce, together with paintings with the GCSAA Convention and Industry Display, company companions, schooling, variety, fairness and inclusion efforts, advocacy, environmental methods and the GCSAA Basis.

“When the chance arose for Kevin to sign up for the GCSAA workforce, we knew we had discovered our subsequent COO,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans stated. “His wisdom of GCSAA and the business, trade acumen and management talents give you the affiliation with a velocity of transition that may turn out tremendous as we extend and support the methods and services and products we ship to our club. All contributors will proceed to take pleasure in his wisdom, interest and willpower.”

Sunderman has been a GCSAA member for 21 years and become a licensed golfing route superintendent in 2019. He’s a previous president of the Florida GCSA and Florida West Coast GCSA and served on quite a lot of nationwide GCSAA committees. He used to be first appointed to the GCSAA Board of Administrators in 2017, used to be elected vice chairman previous this 12 months, and used to be nominated to be GCSAA president in 2023.  Sunderman will relinquish his place at the board to grow to be COO. The transition of Sunderman’s board duties and main points relating to this procedure can be introduced in upcoming communications.

“I’m extraordinarily excited to be becoming a member of GCSAA because the COO. Being a member of the affiliation has had an incredible affect on my lifestyles and profession as a golfing route superintendent.,” Sunderman stated. “From the time I first served on a bankruptcy board to the GCSAA board of administrators, it used to be all the time about provider and management. That hasn’t modified. This offers me the chance to proceed to serve the business that has supposed such a lot to me in a brand new approach.”

Sunderman succeeds outgoing COO Bob Randquist, CGCS, who’s retiring Oct. 15 after 4 and a part years at the body of workers and 46 years as a GCSAA member. As COO, Sunderman can be liable for managing a extensive and complicated array of purposes and facilitate a couple of initiatives to satisfy the targets of the affiliation. Whilst he’ll constitute GCSAA and care for relationships with business and allied companions, his major focal point can be on inner stakeholders and being an integral a part of the headquarters’ tradition.

 “The previous six years serving at the GCSAA board supplied me with treasured alternatives to broaden relationships with GCSAA Bankruptcy leaders, in addition to to satisfy, concentrate and be informed from many GCSAA contributors whilst increasing my wisdom of the wonderful means GCSAA body of workers serve our contributors,” Sunderman stated. “As COO, I’m having a look ahead to the usage of those insights to lead the GCSAA workforce in offering advantages that may have a real affect at the lives of our contributors. I respect everybody at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Nation Membership; they’re an exquisite crew of people who I can in point of fact leave out,”

Sunderman, whose circle of relatives contains his spouse, Melani, son, Trent, and daughter, Elise, will relocate from Florida to Kansas for his new position at GCSAA headquarters. He’ll start his tenure as COO on Nov. 7.



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