Trio Begin Three-Year Term in October
Three members of the Colorado PGA were elected to serve three-year terms as members of the Colorado Board of Directors on Monday, March 25, during the Spring Business Meeting at Pinehurst Country Club. In a tightly contested race, Mark Bacheldor, PGA, Program Director for UCCS PGA Golf Management; CJ Perry, PGA, Regional Marketing Director at GOLFTEC; and Keith Stilwell, PGA, General Manager at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, were all elected to serve their first terms as Directors at Large.
“My thanks to each of our candidates who ran for the Board of Directors,” expressed Ben Welsh, PGA, President of the Colorado Section. “This is one of the most important things we do each spring, electing our leadership, and it takes a special person to stand up in front of our Membership and say I want to serve. I look forward to serving with Mark, CJ and Keith and I’m excited for what each of them will bring to our Board.”
Having been part of the second class of the UCCS Golf Management Program, Bacheldor is now the program’s Director. In this role he has the daily opportunity to mentor and enrich the lives of students; future PGA Professionals. His focus, therefore, is on enriching the opportunities, benefits and reputation of the PGA Professional at large in the golf industry.
“It is my hope that as a member of the Colorado Section PGA Board of Directors, I can support the mission of impacting lives, both internal and external, with the game I love,” commented Bacheldor.
Colorado native, Perry, got the bug to serve on the Board after volunteering within the Colorado PGA for Golf in Schools, Junior Events, Denver Golf Expo and, most recently, the Tournament Committee. Through these activities, his passion to help the Section and its Members has grown. Having the opportunity to travel the country and interact with PGA Members from other Sections with his job, Perry brings with him ideas and suggestions that he hopes to be able to share with the Colorado Board.
“I want to thank all the Members for electing me to the Board of Directors. I am very honored, and I will do my best to serve the Membership well. I’ll use my strategic and critical thinking skills, as well as my desire for continued learning to help continue growing this wonderful Colorado PGA Section,” said Perry after being elected.
Embracing Trevor Regan’s “Train Ugly” concepts, Stilwell plans to do his best to represent his fellow PGA Members and provide a voice on several platforms that directly affect the value the PGA can provide to its Membership. He sees Member engagement and education as two critical areas that can significantly impact Member experiences. Being elected to a position on the Board, Stilwell is anxious to be active in an environment where strategic teamwork and proven leadership are the foundation for success.
After being elected, Stilwell commented, “I’m excited about the opportunity to serve on the Board and to serve the Members. This is something I have wanted to do for quite some time, so I am eager get to work and help find ways to add value to the Members and Professionals.”
All three newly elected Board of Director Members will begin their terms at the Fall Membership Meeting on October 14, 2019, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club.