JGAA Board of Directors

Hugh Smith, President, Director of Regional Affairs, Pacific Region – The First Tee
George Getz, Chairman of the Board, Globe Corporation – President
Chance Cozby, Vice President Sports Development, PING Golf
Alex Clark, Partner, B.D. Baker Company and Thunderbirds Representative
Phil Green, Chief Operating Officer, OB Sports Golf Management
Taber Anderson, Principal, Chief Investment Officer, True Life Companies
Ron McPherson, President and CEO, Antigua Group
Gregg Tryhus, President and Owner, Grayhawk Development
Betsy King, Retired LPGA Player, Golf Fore Africa Founder/ CEO

Staff

Scott McNevin

Scott McNevin

Executive Director

Scott has been a resident of Phoenix since the fall of 2006. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Scott migrated north to University of Oregon, where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Journalism.

Scott has been playing golf for over twenty years, and working in the business since graduating from college. In 2003 he interned with the American Junior Golf Association, and started working full time as a Tournament Director for the AJGA in 2004. Scott was a tournament director for 15 national junior golf events across the country while working for the AJGA.
 
In the fall of 2006, Scott joined the Arizona Golf Association staff as Tournament Director. For the last three years with the AGA he was the Director of Rules and Competitions. His duties included teaching Rules of Golf Seminars for AGA member clubs, conducting AGA Championships and USGA Qualifiers and tournament scheduling.

Cori Alberdi

Cori Alberdi

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix
Director

Cori Alberdi is no stranger to the Arizona Junior Golf scene… Cori grew up in the Scottsdale as a junior golfer in the Girls Golf Club, Junior Golf Association of Arizona {JGAA} & Southwest Section PGA {SWSPGA}. She played for Horizon High School and then went to Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida on a golf scholarship. Cori graduated from Flagler with dual degrees in Sport Management & Business.

During the development of her professional career, Cori completed internships with the JGAA, SWSPGA, The First Tee of Phoenix and World Golf Hall of Fame. In 2005, Cori was named Tournament Director for JGAA and in 2007 she went on to be the Tournament Director and then The Director of Programming at The First Tee of Phoenix. Cori is a recognized Coach for The First Tee and was nominated as a National Trainer.
 
Cori left the golf industry in 2012 to focus and grow a family business that specializes in Staffing and Recruiting. The company, PrideStaff, is a successful staffing agency that is thriving and Cori will continue to help when available.
 
Cori has a daughter, Bradley Rose and a strong family that you are sure to see at many of the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Events.

Katya Lewis

Katya Lewis

Tournament Director

Katya Lewis moved to Arizona with her twin sister when she was 9 years old from St. Petersburg, Russia. She recently graduated from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona with a management degree in business administration.

Katya interned with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in the summer of 2015 where she helped manage the operations for junior tournaments throughout the Midwest and on the east coast. This included assisting with the Wyndham Cup-the equivalent of the Ryder Cup for juniors where the top USA players from the east and the west compete for the coveted team trophy.

She was on summer staff with the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) in 2016 and recently accepted the position of Tournament Director.

Chaun Groeneveld

Chaun Groeneveld

Office Assistant

Chaun has been a resident of Phoenix since 1970, although moved around the country for several years while her husband was in the Navy. She has 2 grown daughters and is a former JGAA and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf parent. Chaun has been with the JGAA since 2003, starting as part time summer help working into her current position of Administrative Assistant.