Ken has been in the golf business for 32 years and 26 of those with American Golf. He began his career in golf as an Outside Service Attendant at Ottawa Park Golf Course (a Municipal Golf Course) in Toledo, Ohio while in high school. After graduating from high school, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and then General Manager in 1998. Once becoming a General Manager, he assisted with the onboarding of various courses to the American Golf family in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Illinois. In addition, Ken has led high-end Daily Fee Courses that have hosted Nike Tour, Web.com Tour and LPGA Events (Pumpkin Ridge-Ghost Creek and Witch Hollow - Heatherwood Golf Club).
After a 5-year stint outside of American Golf, in a Regional Director role, running numerous private clubs in the mid-west, Ken returned to American Golf overseeing a private club in Northern California. In 2011, he was promoted to Regional Director overseeing all private clubs for American Golf outside Southern California. In 2013, he was promoted to Regional Vice President of the 23 private clubs located throughout the US.
As of January 1, Ken was promoted to President and will continue to work closely with the 60 Public and Private Club Operations.
Ken is an avid golfer who played competitive golf through 2000 in the National Juniors and USGA sanctioned events. He is a member of The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and leads fundraising efforts for the American Golf Foundation (AGF) a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the game of golf through charity, education, and service to the community.
Prior to joining American Golf, Paul held various management and operations positions at a wide variety of golf facilities including a municipally owned course, member-owned private clubs, and a major golf resort.
Paul earned his B.A. in History from Brandeis University where he was a co-captain of the school’s golf team.
Tom brings over 35 years of experience in golf operations/acquisitions to American Golf and their clients. Before joining American Golf Tom’s work in the golf industry included running his own management and consulting company and working with major financial institutions, government, management companies, and small operators. Tom’s experience in both small business and corporate atmosphere offers a combination of practical “hands-on” experience and up to date industry knowledge to AGC’s clients. With over 30 years in working business development, Tom is one of the leading authorities on putting together partnerships between the public and private sector and with individual owners.
Tom’s experience includes the construction of and opening of four new facilities and management of over $60 million in golf course related capital improvements and involvement in over 65 million dollars in golf course acquisitions. Tom was a founding member of the Board of Trustees for the First Tee of Northern Nevada and is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Golf Course Owners Association and the Southern California Golf Association’s Government Affairs Committee.
Lee joined American Golf in 2003. He gained experience as the General Manager of a variety of golf courses before he was promoted to Regional Director of the Northeast in 2009. During that time, he lived and worked in New York and was responsible for overseeing courses in New York City, New Jersey, Atlanta, Virginia, and Detroit. In 2015, he was promoted to Regional Vice President for the East and added the management of Dallas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee courses to his existing responsibilities. In 2016, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and now oversees the management and operations for all of American Golf’s Public Courses.
Lee is Vice President of the California Golf Course Owners Association and is on the board of the American Golf Foundation (AGF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the game of golf and its ideals through charity, education, and service to the community. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego and earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics and an MBA in Venture Management.