The Colorado PGA Reach Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new trustees to its Board: Dominic Karaba, Bill Keller and Adam McDiarmid. The Board, which is made up of diverse business professionals, provides the leadership to carry out the Foundation’s mission of furthering the scope of the game of golf and fostering the growth of the three pillars of the Colorado PGA REACH Foundation.
“It is with great excitement that we introduce these new trustees,” states Ben Welsh, PGA, Colorado PGA Vice President. “These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and understand the power the game of golf can have on others. They will be tremendous assets to our Foundation as we further our mission of supporting our PGA Professionals as they continue to make a difference in our local communities.”
Dominic Karaba joined UMB in 2013 as executive vice president of its Business Banking division. In this role, he leads the strategy for developing, managing and executing the business banking segment of the company. Prior to UMB, Karaba served as a U.S. Bank senior vice president and business banking regional manager for Colorado and Utah. Karaba earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound, and he is a 2012 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Karaba serves as vice chair of the Colorado Enterprise Fund Board of Directors.
Bill Keller is co-founder and vice president of Kilovolt Consulting, Inc., a cybersecurity and technical consulting firm. He has served on several non-profit boards including the Family Advisory Board for United Services Benefit Association, the head of strategic planning for Golf San Antonio and the Board of Directors for the Academy of Adaptive and Recreational Golf supporting wounded warriors and other disabled golfers in South Texas. Before joining industry and the non-profit sector, Keller served 20 years in the Air Force and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2002 as Deputy Commander for Cheyenne Mountain AFB in Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Iowa State University and a master’s in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Adam McDiarmid is regional manager in UMB's Business Banking division for several metropolitan areas, including Denver, Phoenix and Dallas. He is responsible for the implementation of the division's strategic business plan in the market, including portfolio growth, performance quality and managing day-to-day operations. Previously, McDiarmid served as a U.S. Bank vice president and business banking sales manager. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Active in his community, he serves as a board member for the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center.
“Please join me in welcoming these new trustees to Colorado PGA REACH,” concludes Welsh. “The work and visibility of the Colorado PGA REACH program expands each year and 2018 promises to continue this trend. The Colorado PGA Professionals can be proud of the Foundations many accomplishments.”
The three pillars of the Colorado PGA REACH programming encompass Youth Development, Supporting Our Military, and Diversity and Inclusion. The Foundation ensures that cost will never inhibit one’s involvement and enjoyment of the game of golf.