Barb Trammell Elected 45th IAGA President
BROOMALL, PA - November 15, 2016 - “I am both humbled and honored to serve as President of the IAGA,” said Trammell. “It's a challenging time in our industry but also one of many opportunities. I look forward to working alongside our new Executive Director, Jane Geddes, and the rest of the Board members.”
An industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the golf business, Barb Trammell has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon Golf Association since November, 2007. Aside from overseeing the daily affairs of the amateur golf association, representing over 40,000 members in Oregon and SW Washington, she is also responsible for the operations of the association-owned OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
In addition to leading the OGA, Trammell is also a member of the USGA Regional Associations Committee, serves as de-facto President of the Golf Alliance of Oregon, sits on the Board of the Oregon Turfgrass Foundation and is a consulting member of the Oregon Chapter, Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA.
Prior to joining the OGA, Trammell was Founder and President of VisionFore Solutions, an independent global golf consulting company specializing in event management, competitions expertise and Rules education. Before establishing her company, she was Senior VP of Tournament Operations for the LPGA Tour, having served in that role for 19 years, beginning her tenure as a Rules official. Widely regarded as an internationally respected Rules expert and golf administrator, she was one of the first women to be invited to officiate at The Masters, Open Championship (British Open), US Open and PGA Championship. She served on the USGA Rules of Golf Committee for 15 years, contributing to the changing and updating of the Rules of the game during that time.
A graduate of the University of Alabama and Crimson Tide football fan, Trammell is a Class A member of the PGA of America and has also held roles as PGA club professional and Division I college golf coach. She resides in Portland, Ore. and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities in her spare time.