Global Club Management holds Leadership Summit 2020

March 12, 2020
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Industry leaders speak to students at a panel discussion during the Leadership Summit on March 6, 2020.

The Leadership Summit brings general managers of world-class golf clubs and resorts to campus to share their insights with global club management and leadership majors.

The two-day event began on Thursday, March 5th, with an evening welcome reception. Students were given the opportunity to network with club executives and Dedman faculty and staff.

Activities continued the following morning at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course, starting with round table sessions. Students were broken into small groups and met with each industry leader for more individualized conversations on their personal experience in the industry. Afterwards, leaders participated in a panel discussion moderated by Tracy Marple, Regional Manager of the University Center Club.

The event concluded with a luncheon catered by Madison Social.

2020 Leadership Summit Panelists:

Andy Bush | General Manager, Erin Hills Golf Club (Erin, WI)

Rory Godfrey | General Manager, Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Conor O’Leary | General Manager, Gleneagles Resort (Auchterarder, Scotland)

Mark Ruhga | Chief Operating Officer, Dormie Network (Lincoln, NE)

Brannen Veal | Director of Golf, Sea Island (St. Simons, GA)

Dirk Willis | Vice President of Golf, Kohler Golf (Kohler, WI)