See Who Won KemperSports Annual Awards

KemperSports announced the winners of its annual awards at its  Leadership Conference on March 6, 2018. The people and properties that won the awards were honored at an awards celebration that signified the end of a week-long leadership and training conference .

General managers and regional leaders from across the country gathered together for three days to partake in thought leadership training, best practice sharing, educational seminars, and renewed fellowship.

This year’s conference was highlighted by two incredible keynote speakers: PGA of America CEO, Pete Bevacqua, and former Disney executive and innovation expert, Duncan Wardle.

A complete list of the KemperSport Annual Awards winners is as follows:

Facility of the Year – The Country Club of St. Albans – St. Albans, Mo.

James R. Seeley General Manager of the Year – Jim Fitzsimmons – The Governors Club, Brentwood, Tenn.

Mady Lesnik Home Office Staffer of the Year – Mary Kate Rohn – KemperSports, Northbrook, Ill.

Emil Esposito Golf Professional of the Year – Joe Smith – Swenson Park Golf Course and Van Buskirk Golf Course, Stockton, Calif.

Retailer of the Year – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Ore.

Salesperson of the Year – Julie Crow – Rancho Solano Golf Course and Paradise Valley Golf Course, Fairfield, Calif.

Superintendent of the Year –  Jason Pierce – Heron Glen Golf Course, Ringoes, NJ.

Hospitality Professional of the Year –  John DiMeglio – Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth, NJ.

James S. Kemper Staffer of the Year – Susanne Snider – Cypress Head Golf Club, Port Orange, Fla.

“This list represents the best and brightest in the KemperSports family,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We are humbled to work alongside these dedicated staffers and properties that work tirelessly to deliver exceptional guest experiences every day.”

KemperSports is based out of Northbrook, Ill., and specializes in building, owning and managing golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs, and lodging venues in the United States, Caribbean, and Central America. KemperSports’ portfolio includes award-winning and nationally ranked golf courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine), The Glen Club, Sand Valley Golf Resort, Streamsong Resort, Desert Willow Golf Resort, Harbor Shores (site of the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship), and Chambers Bay (host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open). For more information about KemperSports, please visit http://www.kempersports.com.