Golf Course Superintendents Association of America President Jim Fitzroy, CGCS, announced that Kansas City-based Tryon & Heideman, LLC has been appointed to facilitate the selection of a new chief executive officer.
GCSAA selects Tryon & Heideman to conduct CEO search
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) President Jim Fitzroy, CGCS, announced today that Kansas City-based Tryon & Heideman, LLC has been appointed to facilitate the identification of candidates and the selection of a new chief executive officer.
With more than 40 years of experience between principals Katey Tryon and Mary Heideman, the firm specializes in CEO/executive-level and association searches.
“We received strong proposals from 10 executive search firms, but Tryon & Heideman stood out because of its experience and understanding of association management,” Fitzroy said. “The GCSAA Board of Directors wants to conduct a comprehensive search that will attract the best and the brightest candidates. We are confident that we have the partner to help us achieve that objective.”
The process began August 24-25 when the GCSAA board, conducted a strategic planning session to verify the strategic direction of the association to better identify the criteria and requirements for the CEO position. Tryon and Heideman took part in that session. Additional input for the Board’s use in its development of the criteria will be gained through Tryon & Heideman’s interviews with the representatives of key GCSAA constituencies. The position description and application process will be posted on the GCSAA website and advertised in numerous publications and online resources. The plan calls for a mid-October release of the position announcement. The position came open June 22 when Mark Woodward resigned to pursue other business interests.
Once the position announcement is released, contact Tryon & Heideman at 816-822-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org concerning more information on the position and process.