Thomas Ryan Elected 2013 IAGA President
BROOMALL, Pennsylvania (November 15, 2012) – Thomas L. Ryan, 59, the executive director and chief operating officer of the Minnesota Golf Association, was elected president of the IAGA at the association's annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
Ryan joined the MGA in August 2002 following a career in the legal publishing business with West Publishing Co., now Thomson Reuters. His career at West spanned more than two decades with executive experience in business development, marketing, and customer service.
Tom leads the MGA's professional staff in serving the association's 440 member golf clubs, 74,000 golfing members, and 18 allied golf industry associations and golf-related organizations. He learned to play golf as a caddie at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul, and later enrolled at the University of Minnesota on an Evans Scholarship.
When asked for comment about his recent election as president, he stated, “I am honored for this opportunity to serve the IAGA and all the dedicated state and regional golf association members whose common objective is to promote the benefits, values and traditions of the amateur game to all golfers.”