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Henry DeLozier

Henry DeLozier

Global Golf Advisors

In 2008, after nine years as Pulte Homes’ vice president of golf, Henry joined Global Golf Advisors, international consultants to the investment banking, real estate development and golf asset ownership and operations business segments. With a background in residential real estate development and lifestyle strategy, Henry identifies and refines strategic options and accelerates tactical solutions and financial returns. At Pulte, the company became the largest developer of golf communities and golf courses in the US, investing more than $500 million developing golf assets and building 27 courses within 10 states. In addition, Henry was responsible for the financial performance of more than 20 Pulte golf courses, the replacement value of which exceeded $300 million with annual revenues greater than $90 million.

Pat Jones

Pat Jones

Golf Course Industry

For three decades, Pat Jones has been known for his insights into the golf and turf business and his candid, tell-it-like-it-is approach. As publisher and editorial director of GIE Media’s Golf Course Industry magazine, Pat runs the leading independent publication in the business and contributes his award-winning “Parting Shots” column each month. He is a prolific writer, blogger and social media commentator and a frequent presenter at regional, national and international turf conferences. Pat serves on several corporate and non-profit boards, including the Musser Turfgrass Research Foundation. He was elected to the inaugural class of the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association Hall of Fame in 2014. He lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.

Tim Hiers

Tim Hiers

The Club at Mediterra

Tim is responsible for the landscaping and two award-winning Tom Fazio courses at The Club at Mediterra. He has more than 30 years of experience in agronomy and golf course maintenance, including positions at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, Collier’s Reserve Country Club and most recently as golf course superintendent and builder for Old Collier Golf Club in Naples. Tim is widely regarded as a top US agronomist. In 2003, Golf Digest ranked him as the No. 2 superintendent in the country and in 2010 he was listed among Golf Inc.’s annual 20 most admired operators. He is a leading champion of practices that are economically and environmentally sustainable for golf courses.

Dana Lonn

Dana Lonn

The Toro Company

Dana joined The Toro Co. in 1974 and has been a valuable resource in product engineering, computer aided engineering, and advanced engineering. In his current role, Dana is responsible for leading a corporate research and development group working on next-generation products and how to apply leading technologies to the market. Dana is active in his profession and the industry, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Ken Mangum

Ken Mangum, CGCS

Ken Mangum Golf Consulting

Ken was a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club staff from September 1988 until his retirement in April 2014. As director of golf courses and grounds, Ken and his staff managed two 18-hole championship golf courses, a nine-hole par-3 course, 25-acre practice facility, and roughly 500 acres of club real estate. Ken designed and his department built the par-3 course in 1994. He served as project manager on the Highlands' Renovation projects of 1995 and 2006, and the Riverside Renovation Project of 2003 and the practice facility in 2010, all with Rees Jones. Today, Ken speaks about turf and golf course management subjects, including major championship preparation, organizational management, grassing selections to produce the "Wow Factor," golf course renovation, and project management.

Tim Moraghan

Tim Moraghan

Aspire Golf

Tim's career includes overseeing the conditioning of Pinehurst No. 3 and No. 5 in 1979 and 1980, working with architect Pete Dye, overseeing the reconstruction of The Las Colinas Sports Club in Dallas, and serving as lead superintendent for the inaugural 1983 Byron Nelson Classic at The Las Colinas Sports Club. In 1985, Tim joined American Golf Corp. as regional golf course superintendent, responsible for five courses in and around Miami Beach. He worked for the USGA from 1986 until 2006 preparing courses for national championships. Over two decades, Tim worked with superintendents, club boards, and all levels of management to provide optimal playing conditions. He also honed an ability to prepare detailed, long-range plans for executing superior conditions in high-profile situations. Since forming ASPIRE Golf in 2007, Tim’s client portfolio includes private clubs, public courses, municipalities, and resorts. He authors GCI’s “Outside the Ropes” column.

Lane Tredway

Lane Tredway, Ph.D.

Syngenta

As a Syngenta technical representative, Lane is responsible for consulting with turf and landscape professionals throughout the Southeastern U.S. In this role he works with turf managers, sales representatives, and university specialists to develop effective management programs for important pest problems. Tredway received a doctorate in plant pathology from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in plant biology from Rutgers, and a bachelor's degree in agronomic science from Penn State University.