Two-time LPGA major champion Jane Geddes has been named CEO of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States.
Geddes, 57, most recently served as executive director of the International Association of Golf Administrators and previously served as an executive with the LPGA Tour and World Wrestling Entertainment. Among her 11 LPGA victories were the 1986 U.S. Women’s Open and 1987 LPGA Championship.
“Jane’s successful playing career and time spent in leadership roles with the LPGA Tour, WWE, Inc. and with the IAGA make her an extraordinary fit for EWGA and will propel our association to the next level,” said Hilary Tuohy, EWGA board president. “She is clearly the right candidate to lead the next chapter of growth for EWGA.”
Following her playing career, Geddes earned a degree from Stetson University College of Law. Her appointment as CEO is effective immediately.
“I am honored to have been named as CEO of EWGA at such a pivotal time for women in golf,” Geddes said. “With women’s golf participation at an all-time high, the moment is right for the EWGA to expand its membership and assume a leadership role for women in the nearly $70 billion golf industry. I look forward to the opportunity to introduce new and current golfers to this great game through the EWGA.”
Geddes, 57, resides in Connecticut with her partner, Gigi Fernandez, and two children.