Tiger Woods Foundation names new CEO
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
After an extensive national search, Tiger Woods has found the man to take over the reigns of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Woods announced today the appointment of Rick Singer as president and CEO, effective in June.
"My charity work is extremely important to me, and I look forward to expanding our programs even further with Rick," Tiger Woods said.
Singer, a native of New Jersey, brings more than 23 years of experience in the golf and sporting entertainment industries. He joins the Tiger Woods Foundation from IBM, where he served as vice president of client executive marketing. Singer has experience and relationships in the golf world from managing IBM’s sponsorship of the Masters and the U.S. Open.
In his new role, Singer will lead the foundation that currently operates seven Tiger Woods Learning Centers, the nationwide Earl Woods Scholarship Program and six signature fundraising events, including three PGA Tour tournaments.
"The Tiger Woods Foundation is a leader in philanthropy and event planning, and I'm looking forward to working with this dedicated team," Singer said.
Singer replaces Greg McLaughlin, who served as the foundation's president and CEO from 2000-2014. McLaughlin departed the foundation in May 2014 for a position with the PGA Tour.