Women Entrepreneurs, Business Owners to Gather at PGA Championship
KOHLER, Wis. August 7, 2015 – Business women from the Wisconsin area are in for an exclusive professional development experience at “Beyond the Green,” held in conjunction with the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, August 11 (Tuesday) from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beyond the Green is a one-day event that features a variety of panel discussions and networking with business and sports leaders who will discuss their leadership styles and experiences, in addition to sharing how golf has proven to be a successful business tool in their careers.
Scott Eblin, Co-Founder and President of The Eblin Group and author of Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative will share “The Mindful Alternative to an Always On World” during his keynote address.
“Now more than ever, women have the opportunity to sit at the table, be heard, and showcase their leadership skills, and our speakers and panelists can attest to the fact that golf can play a critical role in a woman’s professional development,” said Sandy Cross, Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion, the PGA of America. “Beyond the Green provides a behind-the-scenes look at the habits and practices of influential entrepreneurs and business owners, including ways the game of golf can factor in to their business growth and leadership development.”
Panelists and moderators include:
- Scott Eblin, Co-Founder and President, The Eblin Group and Author of Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative
- Van Adams, President, VanAdams Sports Group
- Jill Close, Consumer Segment Lead, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
- J. Kelly Hoey, Speaker, Strategist & Investor, jkellyhoey.co
- Joni Lockridge, Director, Digital Strategy, PGA of America
- Donna Orender, CEO, Orender Unlimited
- Suzy Whaley, PGA/LPGA, Secretary, PGA of America
- Mike O’Donnell, Senior Director, Player Development, PGA of America
- Kalynn Dolby, PGA, Assistant/Teaching Professional, Mascoutin Golf Club
- Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer, LPGA and President, LPGA Foundation
- Paul LoCicero, PGA, Head Golf Professional, The Legend at Bristlecone
- Teresa Zamboni, Top 50 LPGA Teaching Professional and 2007 LPGA Teacher of the Year
Beyond the Green also features an inside-the-ropes and behind-the-scenes tour of Whistling Straits’ golf course and facilities, including the practice range, clubhouse and PGA Championship Media Center.