Bayer announces Women in Golf attendees

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The Turf and Ornamental business of Bayer, within the company’s Crop Science division, announced the names of the 50 women from the U.S. and Canada who have been carefully selected from a broad field of applicants to attend the exclusive Bayer Women in Golf event that runs from Sept. 18 – 20.

Photo: Golfdom staff

Women in Golf panel at the 2019 Golf Industry Show. L to R Trish, Leasha, Jessica and Miranda (Photo: Golfdom staff)

This educational event will bring in 50 women highly involved in the turf and golf industry from across North America for the opportunity to partake in professional development, personal development and agronomics. In addition, women will be able learn from and engage with other female professionals in the industry. The agenda includes a variety of insightful professionals from Bayer as well as other organizations that will participate in panels and lead discussions.

“This year’s Women in Golf event is an important step for Bayer bringing diversity and inclusion into the market. Bayer is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and it is a value we want to share and expand in the market,“ said Will MacMurdo, head of Bayer U.S. Turf and Ornamentals business.

“The excitement and passion this event has brought to many women is inspiring and contagious,” said Keith Bartlett, Bayer territory sales manager in Canada. “We’re looking forward to bringing an incredible experience to another group of inspiring women at this inaugural North American event.”

The following professionals were selected to participate in this unique and invaluable experience (listed in alphabetical order):



Ana Alvarez Shinnecock Hills Golf Club New York USA
Loriann Andrews Lyman Orchards Golf Club Connecticut USA
Jessica Aytoun Sutton Creek Golf Club Ontario CANADA
Sarah Babson Babson Landscape Management Kansas USA
Brandyn Baty Virginia Turfgrass Foundation Virginia USA
Emily Braithwaite Oregon State University

Department of Horticulture

Oregon USA
Karla Cora Dorado Beach Resort & Club Puerto Rico USA
Morgan Creighton The Glencoe Golf and Country Club Alberta CANADA
Rachel DeRuyte The National Golf Club of Canada Ontario CANADA
Nancy Dykema Michigan State University –

Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences

Michigan USA
Danielle Farquarharson Brantford Golf & Country Club Ontario CANADA
Claudia Flock Atlantide Golf Club Quebec CANADA
Jennifer Foote Deerhurst Resort Ontario CANADA
Amanda Frend Ladies’Golf Club of Toronto Ontario CANADA
Tina Fry Copperleaf Golf Course Florida USA
Renee Geyer Firestone Country Club Ohio USA
Elizabeth Guertal Auburn University  – Crop, Soil &

Environmental Science Program

Alabama USA
Elizabeth Hachey Oliver’s Nest Golf Club,

Cardinal 18 Golf Club

Ontario CANADA
Andrea Hill Mountain Lake Golf Club Florida USA
Alexandra Hills Bay Hill Club and Lodge Florida USA
Carey Hofner The Club at Cordillera Colorado USA
Elizabeth Holmes Metuchen Golf and Country Club New Jersey USA
Maria Ines Vivoni Agro Servicios Puerto Rico USA
Sally Jones Benson Golf Club Minnesota USA
Tami Jones Hot Spring Village Property Owners


Arkansas USA
Brianne Kenny Troon Country Club Arizona USA
Kendra Kiss Magna Golf Club Ontario CANADA
Kelly Kuchelmeister Rockford Park District Golf Course Illinois USA
Carmen Kusiek Carnmoney Golf Club Alberta CANADA
Kelly Lynch PureSeed Oregon USA
Brandi Merrick Omni Grove Park Inn North Carolina USA
Joy Negen Desert Mountain Club Arizona USA
Phuc Nguyen University of California Pomona

Turf Program

California USA
Lisa Marie Pearce Burlington Golf & Country Club Ontario CANADA
Stacy Reichert McKenzie Meadows Golf Club Alberta CANADA
Maggie Reiter University of California

Cooperative Extension

California USA
Miranda Robinson Cordova Bay Golf Course British Columbia CANADA
Karen Rumohr Edmonton Petroleum Golf

and Country Club

Alberta CANADA
Jennifer Schneider Harrell’s New Jersey USA
Leasha Schwab Pheasant Run Golf Course Ontario CANADA
Jill Seymour Monmouth County Parks Golf Course New Jersey USA
Nadine Shaffer Pine Needles Golf and

Country Club Ltd.

New Brunswick CANADA
Patricia Sloan Sun Peaks Golf Resort British Columbia CANADA
Tammy Stephens Somerset County Parks Commisssion –

Warrenbrook Golf Course

New Jersey USA
Kaitlin Tanner Sahalee Country Club Washington USA
Morgan Taylor Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club Alabama USA
Lesley Thomas Scarboro Golf & Country Club Ontario CANADA
Jennifer Torres Makefield Highlands Golf Club New Jersey USA
Carol Turner Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto Ontario CANADA
Desdemona Vance Cabot Cliffs Nova Scotia CANADA
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