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Paul Ballam
Senior Vice President – Business Development
Paul has led American Golf’s national business development efforts since 2007 and has extensive experience negotiating and implementing golf facility leases and management agreements. In addition to his involvement in nearly $500 million of golf facility purchase and sale transactions, Mr. Ballam specializes in contracts and relationships with municipalities and throughout his more than 20-year career with American Golf he has been integral to the Company’s efforts in partnering with municipalities to provide capital improvements and professional golf management services to their constituents.

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 Frost
Vice President-Business Development

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.