GCSAA reelects Breen as first two-term president since ’47 and adds new board member

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GCSAA Preisdent Kevin P. Breen (Photo: GCSAA)

GCSAA Preisdent Kevin P. Breen (Photo: GCSAA)

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) members reelected Kevin P. Breen, CGCS at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, Calif., to a one-year term as president of GCSAA at the association’s annual meeting Feb. 9, held in conjunction with the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show.

Breen is the 86th president in the association’s history and the first to be elected to a second term since 1947. Members nominated Breen for a second presidential term when vice president Kevin P. Sunderman, CGCS, resigned from the board to join the GCSAA staff as chief operating officer.

Breen served as vice president of the association in 2021 and has been a member of the association’s board of directors since 2015. A 32-year member of GCSAA, Breen is also a past president of both the Sierra Nevada GCSA and the California GCSA.

“We have great momentum as we start the year with our highest membership numbers since 2009 and strong satisfaction,” Breen said. “We’re not taking anything for granted—we will continue to think again. Our world is moving quickly, and we’ll continue to adapt.”

Other elected officers include Jeff L. White, CGCS, superintendent at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan., as vice president, and T.A. Barker, CGCS superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, Utah, as secretary/treasurer.

Photo: Justin Wojtczak

Scott Griffith (Photo: Justin Wojtczak)

Alongside Breen, members reelected Paul L. Carter, CGCS, superintendent at Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Harrison, Tenn., and Steven J. Hammon, superintendent at Traverse City (Mich.) Country Club, to serve on the board, while Scott Griffith, CGCS, director of agronomy at the University of Georgia Golf Course, in Athens, Ga., was newly elected to join the board.

Douglas D. Dykstra, CGCS, golf course superintendent at White Mountain Country Club in Pinetop, Ariz., and Marc E. Weston, CGCS and superintendent at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Conn.,  continue their service on the board. After a member vote to amend the bylaws, Mark F. Jordan, CGCS, natural resources leader at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio, will serve a second year as immediate past president.

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