PGA of America Officers and CEO
Allen Wronowski, PGA
The 37th President of The PGA of America, Allen Wronowski is the PGA director of golf at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., a facility that he has served since 1979, beginning as an assistant professional, then PGA head professional (1990) before being named PGA director of golf (2010).
Wronowski's record of service to the Association includes a term as District 10 Director on the PGA Board of Directors from 1995-2000, when he demonstrated his passion to enhance player development. As a national officer, Wronowski has expanded upon this initiative by supporting the core values of PGA Professionals and their impact upon junior golf, minorities and diversity.
He has served as chair for the 2009-10 PGA Professional National Championship, 2007-08 Junior PGA Championship and National Board of Control. In addition, he has served as co-chair of the National PGA Junior Golf Committee and as a board member of the Folds of Honor Foundation since 2009.
Ted Bishop, PGA
PGA Vice President Ted Bishop served as District 6 Director on the PGA Board of Directors and since 1991 has worked as general manager and PGA director of golf at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind. He was elected PGA Secretary in 2008 and PGA Vice President on Nov. 6, 2010.
Bishop is well-versed in virtually every aspect of Association governance. He has served on the PGA Board of Directors since 2006, and served on the PGA Board of Control from 2002-05 where he evaluated hundreds of membership cases. He later served as Chairman of the BOC while Secretary of the PGA.
As PGA Vice President, he oversees the finances of The PGA of America. He also was chairman of the PGA Membership Committee and served on the PGA Budget and PGA Properties Committees. He is a past chair of the PGA Code of Ethics Task Force. Bishop served as Chairman of the PGA Professional National Championship in 2009-10 and will repeat the task in 2011-12.
Derek Sprague, PGA
PGA Secretary Derek Sprague served as District 1 Director on the PGA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2010, and serves as PGA general manager and head professional at Malone Golf Club in Malone, N.Y. He was elected PGA Secretary on Nov. 6, 2010.
Sprague enters national office having served since 1998 in a leadership capacity at both the Section and National levels. He began service on the Northeastern New York PGA Board of Directors in 1998, and served as Section president from 2003 to 2004.
At the National level, Sprague was a member of the PGA Employment Committee (1995-2001); and is a member of the PGA Affinity-Affiliate (2008-present); PGA Finance (2008-present) and PGA Budget (2009-present) Committees.
Jim Remy, PGA
Jim Remy brings his insight in the business of golf and as a leader in Association affairs to the role of PGA Honorary President.
Elected in 2008 as the 36th PGA President, Remy became the first New England PGA Section member to ascend to the Association’s highest office. During his term, Remy led in promoting the essential role PGA members play throughout the industry, especially as a golf employer’s most valuable asset for economic growth and development. Remy also campaigned for improving the general public’s perception of the fitness and healthy lifestyle values of the game of golf.
Remy holds the distinction of having served in virtually every capacity within the areas of PGA governance, including an unprecedented six-and-a-half year term on the PGA Board of Control, which reviews and rules on membership issues.
He also serves on the Folds of Honor Board of Directors, a foundation created by PGA Professional Dan Rooney. The foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
Now in his 23rd year with the Association, Joe Steranka begins his fifth as The PGA of America's Chief Executive Officer leading a number of the golf industry's most important initiatives.
Steranka's vision guides the staff of the world's largest working sports organization in their dedication and service to the Association's 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals as well as the global golf industry. In addition to his CEO role with the PGA, he serves as Chair of the World Golf Foundation and a member of the leadership teams for the World PGA Alliance and the International Golf Federation's work to return golf to the Olympic Games.
Since joining The PGA of America's staff as Director of Communications in 1988, Steranka has directed the marketing and business development of the Association's brand, its championship events and media assets including the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, PGA.com, Play Golf America, PGA PerformanceTrak and golf expositions, which encompass the PGA Merchandise Show and PGA Fall Expo. Most recently, Steranka has steered a new industry government relations program We Are Golf, designed to achieve legislative and public affairs goals on behalf of the $76 billion a year golf industry.