Ty M. Votaw

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at PGA TOUR, Inc.

Ty M. Votaw

Ty M. Votaw

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at PGA TOUR, Inc.

Biography

Ty Votaw is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the PGA TOUR. He joined the PGA TOUR in January 2006.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Votaw oversees all integrated Marketing, Advertising, Brand Development, Communications, and Public Relations functions at the TOUR.

In addition, Votaw will continue to work with the other professional tours and golf organizations around the world on a variety of topics whether it involves the World Golf Foundation, the International Golf Federation or the International Federation of PGA TOURS.

In July 2008, the International Golf Federation, recognized as the representative body for golf by the International Olympic Committee, created an Olympic Golf Committee to drive its effort for the sport’s inclusion in the 2016 Games and named Votaw Executive Director. Votaw led golf’s Olympic effort and in October 2009 the International Olympic Committee voted to include golf, along with Rugby Sevens, in the 2016 Olympic Games. In December 2010, the Board of the International Golf Federation (IGF) appointed Votaw as IGF Vice President. In that role he will continue to work on behalf of the IGF and the sport as a whole to ensure golf’s successful re-entry into the Olympic Games in 2016.

Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, Votaw served as Commissioner of the LPGA. During his seven years as Commissioner, he developed and executed a Fans First strategic business plan, designed to enhance the fan experience and increase the marketability of the association and its players. The plan produced record increases in tournament attendance, television viewership and economic opportunities for LPGA players. International television coverage and the LPGA’s international tournament portfolio also increased under Votaw.

Prior to joining the LPGA, Votaw worked for the Cincinnati-based law firm, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. He is a native of Greenford, Ohio, a graduate of Ohio University and earned his law degree at the University of North Carolina.

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Career Highlights

Ladies Professional Golf Association

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513

Primary Location

Greenford, OH

Number of Boards

3

Birthday

02/1962 - Greenford, OH

Age

59

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Former President at PGA TOUR, Inc.

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Player Director/Secretary at PGA TOUR, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at ClubCorp USA, Inc.

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Player Director, Secretary at PGA TOUR, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at World Golf Foundation, Inc.

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President at Sports Group, Inc.

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Senior Director, Corporate Affairs at Augusta National, Inc.

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Chief Commercial Officer at Ladies Professional Golf Association

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Senior Vice President Communications at PGA TOUR, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at PGA TOUR, Inc.

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Ty M. Votaw
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at PGA TOUR, Inc.
Education
Law Degree

UNC School of Law was founded in 1845 and is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first state-supported university. The school has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1928. Carolina Law prepares outstanding lawyers and leaders to serve the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. Home to numerous centers and initiatives, the school offers strong expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry.

Graduate

Ohio University is a major U.S. public research university located on a 1,850-acre campus in Athens, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1804, it was the first university established in the former Northwest Territory and Ohio, and is the ninth oldest public university in the United States. Five regional campuses and e-learning programs further extend educational access and opportunity to students across southern Ohio and bring the total student population to more than 35,000.

Career History
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
2006 - Current

The PGA Tour (officially rendered in all capital letters, as PGA TOUR) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as the Champions Tour (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, and PGA Tour China. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville.

General Counsel
1991 - 2005

The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women's professional sports organization in the world today. The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women's programs; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation. The LPGA is under the guidance of Commissioner Michael Whan and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Attorney
Prior

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP traces its roots back to 1885, when Worthington & Strong was founded by Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business & Finance, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health & Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate and Tax.

Boards & Committees
Vice President of the Board
2008 - ?
Political Donations
$500
2010

Senator from West Virginia

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