Three executives from the advertising, professional sports and gaming industries are up for election to the United States Golf Association Executive Committee.
On Tuesday the USGA announced the nominations of Chuck Brymer, chairman of DDB Worldwide, Cathy Engelbert, commissioner of the WNBA and former Deloitte CEO, and Anthony Petitti, president of sports and entertainment for Activision Blizzard, to its 15-member board.
Kendra Graham, Nick Price and Sharon Ritchey were also nominated to serve a second term (Graham and Ritchey for three years, Price for two). Martha Lang and William Siart will retire from the committee after a combined 10 years of service.
“It is a testament to the strength of the USGA that we are able to attract global leaders across various industries to serve on our Executive Committee,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “The independent skill sets and experience they possess complement those of the entire board, and their collective passion to support a healthy future for golf benefits our organization and everyone in the game.”
If elected during the USGA’s virtual Annual Meeting, Feb. 26, 2021, the candidates will serve a three-year term beginning in 2021, with the potential to be elected for a second and final three-year term in 2024.
“Each candidate possesses strengths that directly align with the USGA’s long-range Strategic Plan, and the expertise to deliver on the organization’s mission. We are excited about the impact that we know Chuck, Cathy and Anthony can deliver if elected,” said committee president J. Stuart Francis, who will serve the second of a three-year term in 2021.
The current USGA Executive Committee members include Graham, Price, Ritchey, Anthony Anderson, Michael Bailey, Thomas Barkin, Stephen Beebe, Paul Brown, Courtney Myhrum, Fred Perpall and Deborah Platt Majoras.