Charleston, SC – The National Golf Course Owners Association is pleased to announce the addition of new employees, as well as internal moves and promotions.

Membership: Rachel Carter joins the NGCOA as Senior Director of Membership. She has over 20 years of professional experience in country clubs and golf clubs and most recently served as a consultant and membership specialist for RCS Hospitality, a long-time partner of the NGCOA. She has been publicly recognized as an industry expert, and frequently speaks and writes about issues in our industry. Rachel also served as Assistant General Manager, Member Services at the prestigious Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach. She is well placed to support and grow our members.

Corporate Partnerships: After leading the Membership Department for four years, Jay Andersen returns to his roots in the Corporate Partnerships department, promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships (co-headed with Mike Ketterman). Jay has worked for NGCOA since 2014 and his ability to build industry relationships, as well as grow sponsorship and advertiser engagement over the past eight years, will continue in this new role.

Education: Taylor Wall has been promoted to Senior Director of Education. Taylor has been with NGCOA since 2020, beginning her career as a content manager in the marketing department. His new responsibilities include leading efforts related to NGCOA’s Golf Business assets (Golf Business Magazine, Golf Business LIVE, Golf Business WEEKLY, etc.) as well as building the educational program and developing the educational program at NGCOA events. . The assistant is newly hired content coordinator Harry Murrell. Harry brings his talent for writing and audio/video creation and editing. Right before joining us, he was a golf assistant at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Marketing: With Taylor’s transition from Content Management to the Marketing department, Will Mooney replaces him as Marketing Coordinator, Head of Email Marketing and Social Media. Will is a recent graduate of High Point University, where he majored in sports management, and recently worked as an athletic communications assistant for Wake Forest University.

“The changes to our team here at NGCOA Headquarters are very exciting,” said NGCOA Chief Executive Officer Jay Karen. “Rachel joins the senior leadership team at a critical time when we have big changes in store for the organization. Members and our affiliates will love working with her. Will and Harry started running, and I can’t wait to see what they add to our production. Rounding out our leadership team with Jay and Taylor covers all of our bases with people who have done a great job.

About the National Association of Golf Course Owners

The NGCOA is the primary authority on golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the primary businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The non-profit organization is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information or to join, visit ngcoa.org or call 800-933-4262.

Media Contact: Renée Flowers, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, NGCOA, [email protected]