Levy new PGA president, Whaley first women to move into VP slot

December 2, 2016
By Jack Crittenden
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Paul Levy is the 40th President of the PGA of America, and his vice president, Suzy Whaley, is the first woman to be elected as an officer of the association. 

Levy is President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise Company, and also is the CEO and General Manager at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif. Prior to being elected President, Levy served as Vice President and Secretary.

Levy earned PGA membership in 1986, and has served in a leadership capacity at both the Section and National levels for nearly 25 years. He moved to Southern California to oversee the development of Toscana in 2004. Four years later, he became president of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise.  

Suzy Whaley is the PGA Director of Instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf in Cromwell. She was an LPGA Tour member in 1990 and 1993, and competed in the 2003 Greater Hartford Open, the first woman since Babe Zaharias in 1945 to qualify for a PGA Tour event.

Jim Richerson takes over as secretary. Richerson is General Manager & Group Director of Golf at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. 

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