November 7 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) CEO Pam Swensen has announced her intention to step down as CEO of the organization on January 20, 2017, completing 15 years of service. The early timing of the announcement will allow the EWGA Board of Directors time to identify a replacement and facilitate a smooth transition to a new CEO.
"I've enjoyed working with the EWGA staff and volunteer leaders immensely over the years,” Swensen said. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished in creating a welcoming environment to grow the game of golf for women and touch the lives of more than 125,000 women within our 25 year history. The EWGA is positioned for the future, and I have decided it’s a good time to pursue a new challenge.”
“On behalf of the EWGA Board, I’d like to thank Pam for her years of dedicated service to the association,” said EWGA Board President Hilary Tuohy. "During her tenure, Pam has propelled the organization to the stature it holds today.” Tuohy went on to say that, “The EWGA looks forward to continuing positive and fruitful relationships with our industry partners and sponsors to ensure that women’s golf remains in the forefront of the industry”.
Swensen joined EWGA in 2002 and is credited with helping elevate the stature of the EWGA within the industry. During her tenure as EWGA’s CEO, Ms. Swensen received numerous honors including the Trainor Award from The Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s developmental Tour, for the organization’s work in growing women’s golf. For two years running (2012 and 2013), The Commonwealth Institute recognized Ms. Swensen as one of the top female CEO’s running a not-for-profit organization. And in 2014, she was honored by the International Network of Golf with Industry Honors in the Business Achievement category.
The EWGA Board has established a search committee to identify potential CEO candidates and anticipates completing the process by early 2017.
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. A recent survey conducted by the PGA of America found that EWGA members are avid golfers and annually generate over $63 million in golf-related spending for the golf industry.
The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths.
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