The International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) welcomed 67 golf associations, 29 partner companies, and over 350 individuals who participated in its annual Conference, sponsored by Golf Genius. The event unfolded at The Westin Stonebriar Dallas Golf Resort and Spa from November 5-8, offering a dynamic blend of education and networking opportunities.
Throughout the four-day conference, attendees engaged in peer-to-peer exchanges and shared industry best practices. “Collaboration and learning from others is more important now than ever in the golf industry, and we were thrilled to provide a platform for our members to network and engage. A special thank you goes out to our attendees, speakers, and sponsors who made this our biggest and best event to date,” expressed IAGA Executive Director Bill Walker.
At the Annual Business Meeting, Brian Mahoney, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Golf Association, was announced as the association’s president.
Mahoney has served on the IAGA Board of Directors since 2019. He began his career in golf administration as a USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern with the MGA in 2001 and joined the IAGA in 2005. He’s held the role of executive director since 2017; previously he was the managing director of Rules, competitions, and GHIN services. Mahoney is a member of the AGA/USGA Strategic Planning Committee, and helped launch the IAGA Partnership Committee, which he led as chair until 2022. His passion for serving the game is evident and has been a part the Mahoney family culture for more than 40 years as his grandfather, Jerry Mahoney, was the MGA’s executive director from 1980-1981 and later served as the MGA’s director of golf programs.
“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I accept the nomination to become the 53rd president of the IAGA. I am humbled by the confidence that the Board, the Nominating Committee, and all of the IAGA has placed in me. I’m proud to follow in the footsteps of two of my mentors and former IAGA presidents from the MGA, Gene Westmoreland and Jay Mottola, and I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues from throughout the world on growing the IAGA community, our services, and strengthening relationships throughout our industry.”
Joining Mahoney on the Executive Committee of the IAGA in 2024 are Rob Jansen, Executive Director of the Wisconsin State Golf Association (Vice President), Stacy Dennis, Executive Director of the Texas Golf Association (Secretary/Treasurer), and Matt Vanderpool, CEO of the Georgia State Golf Association.
The IAGA is delighted to welcome Cat Carmignani, Jeff Magaditsch, and Rick Rangel as at-large members of the IAGA Board of Directors. Click HERE to learn more about Cat, Jeff, and Rick.
Below is the complete listing of the IAGA Board of Directors:
- Brian Mahoney, President (Metropolitan Golf Association)
- Rob Jansen, Vice President (Wisconsin State Golf Association)
- Stacy Dennis, Secretary/Treasurer (Texas Golf Association)
- Matt Vanderpool, Immediate Past President (Georgia State Golf Association)
- Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, Director At Large (Golf Quebec)
- Cat Carmignani, Director At Large (Mass Golf)
- Jeff Magaditsch, Director At Large (Florida State Golf Association)
- Kevin O’Connor, Director At Large (Southern California Golf Association)
- Rick Rangel, Director At Large (Oregon Golf Association)
About the IAGA
The International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA), established in 1968, is the industry trade organization committed to advancing the game of golf and serving those who play it by representing and developing golf’s leaders. With a membership of over 80 golf associations, representing more than 800 industry professionals and serving nearly 3 million golfers across North America, the IAGA provides educational, networking, and business resources to further its member organizations.