PGA Secretary Paul Levy is the president of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise Company, and the chief executive officer and general manager at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif. He was elected PGA Secretary on Nov. 10, 2012.
Levy was elected to PGA membership in June 1986, and has served in a leadership capacity at both the Section and National levels since 1992. He is a dual member of the Southern Texas and Southern California PGA Sections.
From 2004 to 2008, Levy was a member of the PGA Board of Control. Since 2010, Levy has served on the national PGA Employment Committee and from 2009-10 on the PGA Member Relations Committee.
Levy, 52, served as president of the Southern Texas PGA Section from 1998 to 2000, and was recipient of the 2000 Southern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year award, along with being a three-time Section PGA Junior Golf Leader recipient (1992, ’93, ’98); earning the 1999 Section Bill Strausbaugh Award; and the 1997 Section Merchandiser of the Year for public facilities. From 1999 through 2004, Levy served as general manager and PGA director of golf at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. Later that year, he became Senior Vice President of Club Operations for Sunrise Company, the developer of Royal Oaks Country Club. In 2004, Levy moved to Southern California, where he oversaw the development of Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, where he serves today as CEO and general manager. In 2008, he became the President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise.
From 2007 to the present, Levy has served as Independent Director on the Southern California PGA Board of Directors. In 1992, Levy founded PKL Golf Group Company, a golf management and development company, and served as its president and CEO.
A native of New Orleans, Levy is a 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he was a three-year member of the Tigers golf team. He is a past participant in the Southern Texas PGA Assistant Championship, finishing third in 1985, and runner-up in 1986. In 1988, Levy guided a team to third in the National PGA Oldsmobile Scramble Championship.
His community involvement includes creating scholarship foundations for employees of Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston and Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells. Levy also has served as a member of the Southern California Golf Association Governmental Affairs Committee; was creator and director of the Fort Bend ISD PGA First Swing Program, and a member of Katy (Texas) School District Partners, which presented him with its Education Award of Excellence.
Levy and his wife, Heidi, live in Indian Wells, Calif. They are parents of three sons: Nathan, Kristopher and Travis; and two daughters, Nakayla and Destiny.