Jane Geddes named the first executive director of the International Association of Golf Administrators

Major champion Jane Geddes, who won 14 tournaments worldwide, including the 1986 U.S. Women’s Open and the 1987 LPGA Championship, has been named the first executive director of the International Association of Golf Administrators.

As the only professional network for golf administrators, the IAGA represents between 3.5 and 4 million golfers spread across North American, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“The IAGA has changed its organizational structure to align with the evolving needs of an expanding membership and the changing landscape of the golf industry,” said Kevin Heaney, IAGA president and executive director of the Southern California Golf Association. “With Jane’s background in business and golf, she is the ideal executive to reshape and reposition the IAGA to provide more value to members and the golf community.”

“I am extremely excited to serve as executive director of the IAGA and welcome the opportunity to work with state, regional and provincial golf associations to more formally unite the organization,” said Geddes. “Growing the game of golf is of great importance to all of us who live, love and play the game. I look forward to playing an important role in golf’s continuing evolution.”

Geddes said she will strive to increase the IAGA’s leadership position in the industry, working collaboratively with allied associations, including the United States Golf Association, Golf Canada and the PGA of America.

After retiring from competitive play, Geddes earned a law degree from Stetson University. She then re-joined the LPGA, serving in a variety of executive roles in tournament business, competition and player services. She most recently served as senior vice president, talent relations and live events at WWE, Inc.

In 2011, Geddes was named Chairman of the International Golf Federation and was honored by the Sports Business Journal as one of the “Game Changers…Women in sports Business.” A few years later, she received one of 2013’s Most Powerful and influential Women awards from the National Diversity Council.

In her new role, Geddes will replace a volunteer board comprised of executives from various state, regional and provincial golf associations.

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