Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

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For Secretary/Treasurer Bill H. Maynard, CGCS Bill H. Maynard, CGCS, has served as the director of golf course management at the Country Club of St. Albans (Mo.), since 2013. Previously, he served as the superintendent at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park, Kan.; Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, N.C.; and the Virginian Golf Club in Bristol, Va. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A 27-year member of GCSAA, Maynard has been a member of the board of directors since 2010. He currently serves as the chairman of both the Strategic Communications and Conference Education committees and is vice chairman of the Scholarship Committee. Maynard is a member of the Mississippi Valley GCSA and a previous member and past president of the Heart of America GCSA, and also previously served on the board of directors of the Carolinas GCSA. Statement Candidates I am honored to be nominated for the offce of secretary/treasurer by the Mississippi Valley GCSA. Having the chance to serve our association for the past four years has been an incredible learning experience. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you. This board of directors, myself included, wants our association to be seen as the global leader of golf course management. To achieve that goal, we have made technology, feld staff, advocacy, education and increased revenue the fve key priorities for the future of our association. All of these share equal importance moving forward. Te ology. I support the development of new GCSAA "apps" that will bring the tools you need to your hand-held devices. Smart phones and tablets are becoming essential to this rapidly changing information technology world. Through our mobile app, updated industry news and fellow members' contact information are just a few options you will be able to access. Field staff. GCSAA is closing the perceived disconnect between the local chapter and the national association through the hiring of all nine regional feld staff representatives, which was accomplished by the end of 2013. Whether the feld staff is coming to you or you are one of the hundreds of members that come to Lawrence, I support this type of member engagement despite our diffcult economy. Advocacy. I support the recent hiring of staff to bolster the GCSAA advocacy efforts to our employers and the important advocacy taking place in Washington, D.C. Our advocacy platform is a growing strength and is one of the most important things we can do for you as a member and for our association. Education. As an educator for GCSAA, I support the efforts to keep our education relevant and current with the golf business. I desire to continue positioning GCSAA as the "gold standard" of golf course management education. In my opinion, no other association does golf course management education better than we do. Increased revenue. I support new and innovative ways to increase revenue for this association. As a member of the fnance committee, I understand the fnancial challenges we face. The current leadership has done an excellent job in looking for new revenue. Whether it is improving our Golf Industry Show or licensing the "GCSAA brand," your board and the staff of GCSAA will fnd new ways to increase revenue during this stagnant economy. I am proud that our prudent business practices have kept spending within the confnes and boundaries that our declining revenues can support. Good things are happening within GCSAA. Our key industry partners and allied associations have become more inclusive of GCSAA in the global game of golf. We are participating in more golf initiatives and programs than ever before, and with great success. It is a great honor to serve you and this association. I look forward to listening to your concerns and working hard to address them. Thank you for your consideration and your continued support in 2014. 122 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.14

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