The CGSA board of directors has announced the appointment of Dustin Zdan, superintendent at the Connaught Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta., as the its new Alberta director.
He replaces Kerry Watkins, superintendent at the Glencoe Golf and Country Club in Calgary, who has resigned.
Zdan will serve the period up to the 2017 CGSA annual general meeting at which time he will be eligible to run for election for a two-year term.
“We are very excited to welcome Dustin to the CGSA board of directors while at the same time, being disappointed to lose the experience and expertise that Kerry brought to our discussions,” said CGSA president Kyle Kellgren.
Zdan added the CGSA is something he believes in strongly.
“It is an exciting time to be a part of the association as it looks to redefine its mandate and redesign its operation. I have been a member of the CGSA since 1997 when I was a student working at St. Charles G&CC,” he said.
“From my early days in the industry I was shown the importance of our national association. I believe strongly in the CGSA and I look forward to representing our profession and Alberta on the national level,” said Zdan.
In submitting his resignation, Watkins noted that, “association involvement is one of the most valued experiences I have had in my career to date.”
His letter went on to say that it was important to him to find a balance between job, family and the association.
Watkins has been a driving force over the last four months in facilitating extensive input for the CGSA redesign from a number of different stakeholder groups in Alberta.
“I have several decades to go in this great profession and I have every intention of vying for a spot on the CGSA board when the time is right,” he added.