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Meet Our Executive Committee

Officers 

Bill Lich

President
SaddleBrooke Golf Course 
For a man that picked up the sport for customer relations and recreation, he sure has become attached to the lifestyle. Becoming an AGA member in 2002, Bill became more and more involved - Rules Official, Course Rating Volunteer, Member Services Committee, Rules of Golf Committee and Volunteer of the Year were only a few reasons why Bill Lich has been a member of the Exeutive Committee since 2009 and is serving his second year as president.

Mike McWilliams

1st Vice President
 Phoenix Country Club
Mike McWilliams has been a commercial real estate professional for over 30 years, all while enjoying the game of golf. "I was fortunate to be introduced to the wonderful game of golf at a young age by my father. I have enjoyed everything about this game since." Of all the many golf experiences Mike has had, the friendship and the lasting relationships are what ranks higher than all.

Bill Burgesser

2nd Vice President
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club
As a registered professional Architect, Bill served as a principal in the firm of Quantum Group Architects & Engineers in Dallas, Texas and was responsible for all design and construction documents. Bill has been a member of the AGA's Executive Committee since 2013 and is currently serving as 2nd Vice President He is also very involved on the USGA Services Committee which covers handicapping and course rating. He was the recipient of the Doc Graves Volunteer of the Year award for 2012. 

Mike Saladino

Secretary 
Bogey Boys of AZ
Michael Saladino is currently Secretary of the AGA. He has been a volunteer with the Arizona Golf Association since 2004 as a Course Rater and has completed over 300 Course Ratings.  He has served as a Course Rating Team Leader, and Vice Chairman of the Course Rating Committee. Mike has been a member of the executive committee since 2013. 

Tim Brown

Treasurer
Phoenix Country Club
Tim has been an avid golfer since his parents introduced the game to him when he was eight years old. He played competitive junior golf growing up in Nebraska and competitive amateur golf for many years in Nebraska and Arizona. Tim has been actively involved over the years in several golf related organizations, including The Thunderbirds, the Thunderbird Junior Golf Association, the JGAA and the Phoenix Country Club, where he is a past president and past board member. Tim has been a member of the executive committee since 2013 and currently serves as Treasurer.

Remaining Executive Committee

Kevin Cruikshank

 Arizona Golf Association
When Kevin recently retired from the Air Force, we immediately recruited hime to join our Executive Committee. Kevin is a life long golfer and proponent of the game and the core values that separate golf from other sports and golfers from other athletes. As a military officer, Kevin acted as the military liaison for the Patriot All America golf tournament hosted by the AGA, GCAA and The Wigwam for the last 4 years. He has been the single point of contact for the tournament to interact with Luke Air Force Base and all of its agencies. Kevin has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2015.

Lee Decof

Lone Tree Golf Club
The game of golf was introduced to Lee by his father when he was 5 years old. "I feel I have something that can add to the future of golf in Arizona.  It's important to to me to "give back", and I am at a time in my life where I get great pleasure from doing just that." Lee is an active player in our tournaments by interaccting with players, officials, and volunteers and an active board member. Lee has been a member of the executive committee since 2013.

Mark Jeffery

Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club
Mark is the President and CEO of Aquimo LLC, www.aquimo.com, Managing Partner of Agile Insights LLC and Adjunct Professor of Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management. Aquimo is a revolutionary mobile gaming platform for basketball, football, golf, bowling and other sports. His consulting expertise is data-driven marketing strategy and execution, enterprise performance management, and unlocking business value from marketing and IT. Over the last decade he has taught in many custom executive programs at organizations including Microsoft, DuPont, Sony, Nissan, and Philips. In 2011 his book "Data-Driven Marketing" was awarded the best book of the year by the American Marketing Association. 

Ryan Johnson

Arizona Golf Association
Ryan is a life-long golfer with a passion for the game that extends equally into his personal and professional life. Whether playing competitively against friends or filming PGA TOUR Professionals, finding Ryan on a golf course is finding Ryan in his ‘happy place’. For the past five years, Johnson has been the videographer for the annual Patriot All-America Invitational held at The Wigwam. He has done a terrific job capturing the essence of this event. During the 2015 tournament, he created a 30-minute segment that will be aired on Fox Sports in March.

Mike Kane

Arizona Golf Association
Long-time Arizona golfer, U of A Team member and Arizona Amateur Champion, Mike Kane remains a single digit handicapper with a love for course design analysis. Mike is a Senior Vice President in the Scottsdale Office of Colliers International and specializes in the sales and lease of office and industrial propertise. In 2004-2005 he was awarded the Top Professional Award at Colliers International. Mike has been a member of the executive committee since 2015.

Bob McNichols

 Longbow Golf Club
 Robert M. McNichols is the General Mangaer of Longbow Golf Club and General Manager of Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC, a private real estate investment and commercial development company. McNichols is currently a member of several boards in Arizona including The First Tee of Phoenix, Inc., Mesa Chamber of Commerce. He is the Tournament Chair of the Annual AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. McNichols has been ranked by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the state's most influential developers. Bob has been a member of the executive committee since 2012.

Bill Phipps

Gallery Golf Club
Introduced to golf as a teenager by his role model, his grandfather, Bill grew to love the game of golf. After playing on the golf team at Miami University, Bill continued with the game of golf and became a member of the USGA Committee, later winning the Ike Grainger Award in 2013. Bill stays busy being a Ohio Golf Association Board Member, a Greens Committee Chair of 5 Clubs and an AGA Board Member. Bill has been a member of the executive committee since 2012.

Judy Polidori

 Alta Mesa Country Club 
 "From my youth in Scouts working on the Easter Seal Campaign, to my recent efforts with the AWGA to grow high school girls' golf, I have proudly served my community for 6 decades." Judy recently served on the AWGA Board of Directors as the Fundraising Chairman for 6 years, 2008-2014. In addition, the past two years, Judy has served as the AWGA/AGA Liaison.

Matt Witzke

Saguaro Golf Club

No one is more involved in sports then Matt Witzke. Currently working at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, a high school football and basketball official in Arizona, a member for the Tucson City Golf's Committee and lastly but not least the tournament director for the Saguaro Golf Club since 1992. Although Witzke has never had a hole in one, he has holed out from the fairway 12 times, 11 times for eagle and one for birdie. A good walk, competition, fellowship and a good golf venue is all Matt needs to enjoy the game of golf.