LUDLOW, Vt. – On the heels of repositioning and strengthening its PGA Career Services Department, the PGA of America announced the naming of PGA Past President Jim Remy, PGA, as the career consultant for the Connecticut and New England PGA sections.
The PGA Career Services Department offers a toolbox of invaluable resources to meet the hiring requirements demanded by employers today, while better serving employers, PGA Members and individuals seeking to gain employment within the golf industry. As the PGA is committed to ensuring that PGA Members and golf industry professionals are prepared and equipped to advance their career path to the highest level, Remy will join a team of 19 field consultants across the country to forge stronger relationships with Members and employers.
A PGA Member since 1984, Remy was the vice president and general manager of the Okemo Golf Division at the Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, Vt. for over 20 years. He began his career as a PGA assistant professional at Worcester Country Club, and later served as an assistant professional at Mount Pleasant Country Club, in Boylston, Mass.
“I am extremely excited to join the talented team of PGA of America Career Consultants serving the New England and Connecticut Sections,” said Remy. “PGA Member employment opportunities have always been a focus for me, and at this point in my career, I am very proud to assist PGA Members with career planning, while collaborating with industry employers in finding the right candidate for their business or facility.”
Elected as the 36th PGA president in 2008, Remy holds the distinction of having served in virtually every capacity within the areas of PGA governance, including an unprecedented six-and-a-half-year term on the PGA Board of Control, which reviews and rules on membership issues.
“Backed by a lifetime of service, Jim Remy brings extraordinary insight to his new role as a PGA Career Consultant,” said John Easterbrook Jr., PGA chief membership officer. “It’s inspiring to see a PGA past president back in the field, educating employers on the immeasurable value PGA Members can bring to a business operation, both large and small, while also guiding PGA Professionals in their career path and journey.”
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of PGA professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit www.PGA.org.