USGA communications director leaving organization

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The USGA announced Wednesday that its managing director of communications, Joe Goode, will leave the organization to pursue other opportunities in a private-sector strategic communications role.

Goode joined the USGA in Oct. 2011 and has overseen public relations, media relations, championship communications, multimedia communications and social media.

“Joe has been a trusted member of the senior leadership team since his arrival,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said in a release. “He has provided sound advice, best practices and strategic counsel regarding every facet of the USGA’s communications programming. We wish him all the best in the next career opportunity that he pursues.”

Goode simply felt it was time to move on.

“While my work at the USGA has been rewarding, I told Mike that I felt like this was the right time for me to pursue my next opportunity,” said Goode. “I will leave knowing that we accomplished what we set out to do over the past 2½ years, building a stronger communications function that will support the USGA and its mission to serve the game for years to come.”

Goode came to the USGA from Bank of America, where he had worked as a senior communications executive for 15 years.

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