Geddes to leave LPGA tour operations for WWE
Friday, September 30, 2011
Last weekend Jane Geddes walked inside the ropes at the Solheim Cup, the most spirited week in women’s golf. That scene pales in comparison to the “smackdown” in her next gig: VP of Talent Relations at WWE.
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan sent a memo to his staff Sept. 28 informing them that Geddes, Senior VP of Tournament Operations and Player Services, was leaving the tour, as first reported by Sports Business Daily.
Geddes, an 11-time winner on the LPGA, including the 1986 U.S. Women’s Open, told Golfweek she wasn’t a fan of the WWE before taking the new position.
“Yes, it will be huge learning curve, but that is what interested me in the position,” Geddes wrote in an email. “I hope, however, that my perspective will be viewed by the WWE as a new, fresh view of their world.”
Geddes was hired by former commissioner Carolyn Bivens in January of 2007. She said it was time to be “challenged outside golf.”
Geddes favorite wrestler is Triple H.
“He’s my boss so I am trying to get off to a politically correct start!” she said.