Sandy G. Queen, CGCS, manager of golf operations for the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, KS was elected president of the GCSAA at the association's annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Queen elected GCSAA president
Sandy G. Queen, CGCS, manager of golf operations for the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan., was elected president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) at the association’s annual meeting March 2 in Las Vegas.
Queen has been the manager of golf operations for the city of Overland Park (Kan.) since 1984. Previously, he served as superintendent for the city of Overland Park. A GCSAA member for 34 years, Queen is a member and past president of the Heart of America GCSA, a member of the Kansas Turfgrass Association and The First Tee of Greater Kansas City. He also oversees operations for the award-winning Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Overland Park Soccer Complex, regarded as one of the top facilities of its kind in the nation.
Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, director of golf course maintenance operations at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, was elected vice-president. Finlen will be the host of the 2012 U.S. Open in June. Keith A. Ihms, CGCS at Country Club of Little Rock (Ark.) was elected secretary/treasurer.
Rafael Barajas, CGCS at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights, Calif., and William H. Maynard, CGCS at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park, Kan., were elected as directors. Darren J. Davis, GCSAA Class A member at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Fla., was appointed to the GCSAA Board of Directors, filling the remaining year of Ihms’ term, created by his election to secretary/treasurer.
John J. O’Keefe, CGCS, director of golf course management at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, N.J., and Peter J. Grass, CGCS at Hilands Golf Club in Billings, Mont., remain on the board with one year remaining on their two-year director terms.
Robert M. Randquist, CGCS at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., will serve on the board for one year as immediate past president. James R. Fitzroy, CGCS, director/superintendent at Wollaston Recreational Facility/Presidents Golf Club in North Quincy, Mass., retires from the board after serving the last year as immediate past president.