PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA Master Professional Dawes Marlatt has been promoted to Senior Director, Education and Employment, following his four-and-a-half year stint as The PGA of America's Director of Education.
During his tenure overseeing The PGA's Education Department, Marlatt led several significant enhancements and new program additions to the Association's educational services, including: Professional Golf Management curriculum, Certified Professional Program 2.0, and Golf 2.0/Player Development education.
Marlatt will now take charge of The PGA's Education and Employment departments, both vital to the delivery of important programs and services to PGA Professionals and the golf industry. His expanded role will include working closely with the 12 PGA Employment Consultants who are regionally based throughout the country to assist PGA Professionals and employers in filling key positions at both the green grass and administrative levels.
"I am honored that The PGA of America would entrust me to take on this expanded role of leading the Employment department as well as the Education department," said Marlatt, 41, a PGA member since 1997. "I believe it is truly a testament to all the dedicated individuals whom I have had the pleasure of working closely with over the past several years as we strived to enhance the education services The PGA provides to its member professionals."
"We are thrilled to elevate Dawes Marlatt to the position of Senior Director, Education and Employment," said PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Pete Bevacqua. "His track record of taking the lead on enhancing The PGA's educational offerings provides us with great confidence that he will have similar success with enhancing the employment services that our more than 27,000 PGA Professionals have come to rely upon."
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