Colorado PGA News
Salva Promoted to Chief Operating Officer T
he Colorado Section of the PGA of America is proud to announce that they have promoted Patrick Salva to Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Executive Director.
In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Salva will be responsible for overseeing the Sections Business Operations, to include Membership, Tournament, Player Development, Junior Golf, Foundation, Marketing and Communication, and Technology. He is charged with enhancing member driven programs across the board which will support our PGA Professionals and the Strategic Plan of the Colorado PGA. This includes identifying and executing against new growth areas across the Section, such as the development of best practices; guiding the development of new initiatives and services; enhancing a purpose-driven and values-based culture; and supporting the learning and development of the membership and staff. “The Colorado Section is proud to promote Patrick into this new position. He has been a part of everything positive the Section has produced over the past decade,” said Colorado PGA Section CEO Eddie Ainsworth. “It has been a joy to watch Patrick develop and grow over the years and I’m excited to see him excel in this new position for the benefit of
continued from page 5 It has been a remarkable stretch for our Championships department. Kerry Haigh and his team are second to none when it comes to putting on a championship, but they have out done themselves this spring. We should all feel truly proud of them and the way they present our PGA Brand.
our Colorado PGA Professionals and the ultimately, the Colorado golf industry.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Sports Sciences at the Ohio University in 2007, Salva started his career with the Colorado PGA in the Spring of 2008 as Tournament Manager, moving through the ranks as Tournament Director, Marketing and Communications Director, Assistant Executive Director of Section Programs, and now, COO. He recently graduated with a Masters in Sports Administration from top-ranked Ohio University. He resides in Centennial, CO with his wife Sarah and 9-month-old daughter Kemper.
individual Members of the PGA. Hopefully, we’ll have some great news to report in these areas soon! I hope everyone is experiencing a busy spring and early summer at your facility. If you have any questions for me of if you have input on how the PGA Board of Directors can better serve the member, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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I just want to say a few words in closing about our CEO Seth Waugh. Seth continues to work hard for our members on many fronts, and hopefully, we will see some direct benefits for PGA members coming from his efforts. He and the team at headquarters continue to work on the new headquarters deal in Frisco and the eventual transition of staffing that office, while keeping a presence in South Florida. Seth continues to work to try and create a possible direct benefit for our members in the area of deferred compensation as well as health care and is very encouraged by the progress in those areas. It’s encouraging to know that the CEO of our association is putting major time and focus on the
Ron Rawls, PGA District 9 Director PGA of America Head Professional Crane Creek CC