You all know I love this place and what we stand for. That won’t change!! I love our athletes, our teachers, our amateurs, our staff, and our incredible sponsors that have driven this decade of unprecedented growth.
I’m honored that you allowed me to lead us, speak for us, and build the most talented staff and strongest tour in LPGA history. And, while the role of Commissioner is to be the voice of our Association, you – our members and staff – are the LPGA’s heart and soul (and always will be).
I’m not leaving tomorrow, as I want to be sure that our Board of Directors has plenty of time to pursue a comprehensive process for identifying and on-boarding the next LPGA Commissioner. The Board will likely share their thoughts on a full search process (both internal candidates and those that will certainly emerge from outside the organization) in the coming weeks.
There are many people I’ll need to thank as I transition out of the LPGA – but I wanted you to know that YOU are the reason I came to work every day. YOU drove me to be better and push for more. I’m a people-person (you all know that), and the LPGA surrounded me with the best people I’ve ever known. Most importantly, we’re a family – one in which I will always consider myself a part of.
I wanted you to hear this news from me (directly), because I consider each of you my friend. We’ll have the opportunity for a proper farewell when the time comes. Until then, please know that you have touched my heart and become friends and teammates I will cherish for a lifetime!
Never stop Acting Like Founders!!