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AGA Staff & Consultants

Executive Staff

Ed Gowan
Executive Director
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Lorraine Thies
Assistant Executive Director 
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Handicapping & Course Rating

Derek McKenzie
Director of USGA Services  

Handicapping
Course rating
Course rating volunteers
USGA compliance

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Michelle Evens
Club Programs Manager

AZHN equipment and software
Handicap Department support
Hole-in-one certificates

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Member Programs, Events & Services

Alex Tsakiris
Director of Club & Member Outreach

Outside Services
Club Visits
Member Fun Events

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Rules & Competitions

Mike Mason
Tournament Operations Manager 

Tournament Pairings Program (TPP) 
Tournament Players Association (TPA)
Senior Cup Series
Tournament volunteers

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Jim Franko
Director of Rules and Competitions

Championships 
Qualifiers

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Andrew Polonec
Director of Rules and Competitions 

Championships
Qualifiers 

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Matt Dally 
USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern
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Marketing, Communications & Member Development

Chris Montgomery
Director of Communications & Partnerships
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Paris Garcia
Manager of Communications and Marketing
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Brianna Gianiorio
USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern 
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Magazine & Sponsorships

Brian Foster
Owner: Business Marketing Group, LLC
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Administration

Betty Saltzgiver
Accounting 

Accounts payable
Billing
Credit card processing 

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Sharon Goldstone
Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
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