Paula CreamerProfessional Golfer
In just over a decade on the LPGA Tour, Paula has become a leading voice of modern women’s golf. Her numerous victories around the world make her a global authority on course while her personal style and work with The First Tee, among other great causes, give her plenty of off-course perspective.
Sandy CrossSenior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, PGA of America
In her role as Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the PGA of America, Sandy is committed to empowering women and to supporting women’s leadership in the game and beyond. Public speaker, opportunity-creator and self-described fitness fanatic, she brings an active and determined perspective to our publication’s editorial voice.
Nancy HendersonPresident, LPGA Foundation, and Chief Teaching Officer, LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Membership
In addition to fulfilling both of her roles at the LPGA and to being an awarded former Director of Golf and General Manager at LPGA International Golf Course, Nancy is a two-time U.S. Open participant and competitive golfer, with more than 300 tournament victories and 13 holes-in-one, making her an authoritative voice for women’s golf.
Donna HoffmanPresident, Women on Course
Founder of Women on Course, a community that has brought thousands of women to golf, Donna is a leader in growing the game. Her work in the financial sector, notably as president of media company Infocus, which she sold to Fortune 500 company CACI, gives her an authoritative perspective on the intersection of business, golf and family among women.
Azucena MaldonadoFounder, Latina Golfers Association
After learning firsthand how golf can shatter socioeconomic, cultural and gender barriers, Azucena formed the Latina Golfers Association to empower women through the game. Featured on NBC Latino and in a number of publications, her initiatives with the PGA of America, the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and others have reached thousands of women, making the LGA and Azucena a testament to what the game can do.
Renee PowellLPGA Tour (1967-1980)
The second African-American woman to play on the LPGA Tour (1967-1980), Renee was one of the first female members admitted to The R&A. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from University of St Andrews and has received numerous other accolades, and she’s dedicated to helping female veterans through her Clearview HOPE program, hosted at her Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, which her father William Powell designed and built.
Amy SaundersExec. Director, Arnold Palmer Group of Companies
As an executive in charge of much in the Arnold Palmer group of companies, and as both the mother and daughter of a professional golfer, Amy has long had an inside-the-ropes view of the game. Her wisdom and tireless dedication to the environment and to family health make her an important-and most welcome-voice on our board.
Annika SorenstamLegendary Golfer, Entrepreneur
With 89 total career wins (including 10 majors), this eight-time Rolex Player of the Year and World Golf Hall of Fame member isn’t just one of the greatest golfers in history, she’s also a businesswoman, a devoted wife and mother, and a mentor to young golfers, making her the definitive voice of the golfing lifestyle.
Kelly TilghmanGolf Channel Broadcaster
A former pro golfer, Kelly is one of the best-known broadcasters in golf today. The 20-year member of the Golf Channel/NBC team and the first full-time female play-by-play announcer in PGA TOUR history is also on the Board of Directors for The First Tee and an advisory board member for Troops First Foundation, a loving mother, fitness buff and avid traveller, making her a top authority on the golf lifestyle.
Michael WhanCommissioner of the LPGA
A former marketing executive with the likes of Procter & Gamble and TaylorMade, Whan worked as a caddy and greenskeeper to earn money in his youth. He joined the LPGA in 2010 as its eighth commissioner and has had tremendous success reshaping the organization into a preeminent modern sports entity. Beloved by players and fans alike, Whan is at the forefront of the women’s game.
Pam SwensenPrincipal, PS. Let's Talk Golf
Having led the premier Executive Women’s Golf Association for 15 years, she understands what it takes to elevate your presence on and off the golf course. As a speaker, author and expert in women’s golf, her experience in cultivating partnerships and building lasting relationships across diverse business sectors by using the power of the dimpled ball is exemplary. She passionately champions enriching women’s lives through the game and advocates on making the women’s golf experience more welcoming.