speakers

Maury Gallagher

Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. (Maury) has been a critical force in the development and success of Teesnap since its inception in July 2013. Teesnap pairs technology and design to provide smarter, simpler management for better, more joyful experiences–for operators and golfers alike.

Though best known as the chairman & CEO of Allegiant Travel Company and its primary subsidiary, Allegiant Air, Maury proudly serves as Teesnap’s chief advisor to CEO Bryan Lord. A seasoned business leader, prolific investor and lifelong entrepreneur, he continues to help shape the product and the company, championing Teesnap both within Allegiant and throughout the global golf and business communities at large.

Prior to joining Allegiant, Maury played key roles in the startup and operation of several companies, including multiple commercial airlines and a number of non-aviation businesses, largely in the adaptive learning and telecommunications fields.

The 2015 recipient of the Tony Jannus Award for distinguished achievement in commercial air transportation is a 1971 graduate of the University of California at Davis with a BA in History; and in 1974, received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Maury lives – and golfs, as often as possible – in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Marcia, and their two children.

Greg Norman

Norman

Arguably the most successful athlete-turned-businessman in the world, Greg Norman is known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom as his dominance on the golf course.

The internationally renowned “Great White Shark” won more than 90 tournaments worldwide, including two Open Championships, and he holds the distinction of defending his No. 1 position in the world golf rankings for 331 weeks, the second-longest reign in history. As one of the most prolific players in the game’s history, his career culminated in 2001 when he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame with a higher percentage of votes than any other inductee in history. In 2009 and 2011, Greg served as the Presidents Cup captain of the International Team.

Greg Norman now transcends the game of golf, with over a dozen companies around the world bearing his name and the iconic shark logo as part of the Greg Norman Company, which he leads as Chairman & CEO. His internationally recognized brand boasts more than 100 golf course designs across six continents, a global real estate collection, award-winning wine, golf-inspired lifestyle apparel and a diverse investment division. Across all facets of business, the Greg Norman Brand consistently delivers the quality that his name is synonymous with and continues to inspire people to attack life.

In addition to his accomplishments on and off the course, throughout his life, Norman’s philanthropic efforts have quietly raised millions of dollars for charities. Most notably, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has been the primary benefactor of Norman’s PGA TOUR sanctioned event, the QBE Shootout, for over two decades.

Greg lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, with his wife Kirsten. He has two grown children, Morgan and Greg Jr., and two grandchildren, Harrison and Hendrix.

Andy Rhodes, CIO

Andy is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States Golf Association (USGA).

As CIO and a member of the executive leadership team of the USGA, Andy has full responsibility for developing and overseeing the company’s information technology strategy, systems, applications, budget and personnel and is responsible for enabling and empowering the USGA’s objectives and business strategy. This includes managing enterprise, digital, data, retail and event technologies.

Andy’s background encompasses more than 25 years of technology leadership and experience across multiple disciplines including advertising, digital marketing, omni channel commerce, consulting, customer engagement and analytics.

Mike Zisman

Mike Zisman founded Golf Genius Software in 2009 after a long career in information technology. Prior to founding Golf Genius, he was founder and CEO of Soft-Switch, Inc., CEO of Lotus Development Corp and a senior executive at IBM. Soft-Switch, founded in 1979, was one of the very first companies to participate in the electronic mail industry, and Mike is regarded as a pioneer in the field of electronic mail.

Zisman has served and continues to serve on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards. He is a board member of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and a former director or trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Board of Overseers of the Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Main Line Health. He is also a director of a number of venture-backed technology companies.

Mike has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School at Penn. Prior to founding Soft-Switch, Mike was a member of the faculty at M.I.T.

Mike and his wife Linda Gamble have four children, ages 34 to 14; they and their younger daughter live in Wayne, PA. Mike and Linda are avid golfers and enjoy skiing.

Presenting Sponsors

  • Golf Genius Software
  • Professional Golfers' Association of America
  • United States Golf Association

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