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Executive Director

Joe

Executive Director

Joe Chargualaf

#15615

The Executive Director is hired and supervised by the PDGA Board of Directors. Joe Chargualaf has served as Executive Director of the PDGA since 2017. In this role he manages the day-to-day business of the PDGA and works with the Board of Directors to develop organizational goals. The Executive Director oversees all directorates, programs, services, and activities of the organization.

Reporting to the executive director are the following departments:

Project Management

Senior Project Manager

Tim Messer

#20096

Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects within the PDGA while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope.

Operations

Operations leads executive tasks, including collaboration and communication with other PDGA directorates to meet established tasks and timelines. The Operations directorate is responsible for management of the PDGA headquarters office, the International Disc Golf Center, and PDGA accounting. 

Operations also oversees and directs three operational committees responsible for critical PDGA tasks, including Technical Standards, Medical, and Disciplinary Committees.

Mike

Director of Operations

Mike Downes

#13898

Ginny

Office Manager / HR

Ginny Sweeton

#83214

Mark

Senior Accountant

Mark Wetherell

#167884

Nathaniel

IDGC Assistant

Nathaniel Samsel

#104929

Samuel

IDGC Assistant

Samuel Northrop

#146457

Sid

IDGC Manager

Sid Olcott

#21016

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Membership & Growth

The Membership and Growth team oversees membership and fulfillment programs. This team works continuously to assess and improve membership benefits and customer support.

This team also manages PDGA board of directors elections, annual awards, affiliate clubs, sports industry conferences, and grant programs. Membership and Growth also builds relationships with partner organizations like the World Flying Disc Federation, the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, and other groups aimed at growing disc golf worldwide. Likewise, Membership and Growth develops and oversees programs directly designed to grow the awareness and participation of disc golf within emerging markets and underserved demographics, including youth and education, international, seniors, women and girls, BIPOC, etc.

Brian

Director of Membership & Growth

Brian Graham

#5861

Vic

Memberships Manager

Vic Allen

#51507

Nick

Membership Program Manager

Nick Wilder

#54120

Brian

International Program Director

Brian Hoeniger

#4022

Kalle

Europe Administrator

Kalle Vainikka

#128186

Matej

PDGA Europe Tour Manager

Matěj Verl

#115072

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Event Support & Training

The Event Support and Training (EST) team offers seven-day-a-week support to event directors and players. These services include support for event sanctioning, registration, waivers, insurance, day-of troubleshooting, scoring, post event reports, ratings, etc. EST also maintains effective communication platforms for TD/player feedback & questions.

This team also creates learning platforms to house training, education and best practices content. They also lead dedicated support for leagues, virtual events, and affiliated club programs designed to increase competitive opportunities for members, including: Women’s Global Event, PDGA Masters Tour, School Club League, and more.

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Director of Event Support

Andrew Big Dog Sweeton

#21582

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Event Support and Training Manager

Todd Lion

#35916

sully

Event Support and Training Manager

Mike Sullivan

#68783

Steve

Event Support and Training Manager

Steve Boylan

#6542

Event Support and Training Manager

Allen Risley

#1752

Event Support and Training Manager

Andy Rothschild

#99099

Amber

Event Support Assistant

Amber Schoch

#60431

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Competition

The Competition team oversees the development, communications, planning, and execution of all Majors, Elite Series, and other premiere professional and amateur competitive events. This team also works with our partners at these events including the Disc Golf Pro Tour, local organizing committees, National Amatuer Disc Golf Tour, US Disc Golf, PDGA Europe, and other competition-related partners. 

Competition procures and manages all on site PDGA assets, conducts detailed site visits before awarding bids and leading up to events to ensure compliance with PDGA competitive requirements and standards. They also coordinate the marshaling program for premier events. This directorate works with the Majors Committee and Pro Touring Players Committee to improve existing events and to create new ones.

Jeff

Director of Competition

Jeff Jacquart

#10749

Patrick

Operations and Logistics Manager

Patrick Graziani

#60977

Rebecca

Operations and Logistics Manager

Rebecca Hall-Duffy

#33115

Robert

Operations and Logistics Manager

Robert Leonard

#21676

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Marketing and Media

The Marketing and Media team manages all aspects of marketing and media which includes creating engaging content for the website, social media, the PDGA Radio podcast, YouTube, DiscGolfer Magazine, and other platforms. This team manages PDGA branding, public relations, social media, and overall PDGA messaging.

Marketing and Media also facilitates communication with members and industry stakeholders, oversees partnership programs, and solicits sponsorships and advertisers.

Danny

Director of Marketing

Danny Voss

#45698

Hayden

Communications Manager

Hayden Henry

#32725

Matt

Media Manager

Matthew Rothstein

#51515

Grant

Brand Manager

Grant Zellner

#61914

Jennie

Digital Marketing Specialist

Jennie Weigand

#158303

Kaitlyn

Graphic Design Specialist

Kaitlyn Sapone

#207884

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Technology

The Technology team manages the full spectrum of technology solutions for the PDGA. This team designs and develops the next generation of web-based mobile and desktop applications for event directors, members, players and fans; including the PDGA digital scorecard, tournament manager, player ratings, ranking programs, algorithms, and emerging technologies. Technology also maintains the technology platforms that enable daily operations of the PDGA Staff.

Pete

Director of Technology

Peter Crist

#24472

Ben

Senior Software Engineer

Ben Botto

#157509

Drew

Software Engineer

Drew Acheson

#198753

Matt

UX/UI Designer

Matt Lopreste

#188923

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