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The AWGA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected from the three (3) regions: Northern, Central, and Southern, which operates in accordance with the Association Bylaws. The Officers comprise the Executive Committee, and some of the remaining Directors chair a committee to administer the various affairs of the Association. Qualified Committee Chairs may also be appointed from the membership at large.

AWGA Directors and Committee Members serve without compensation. In order to make the opportunity to participate accessible to all interested members, volunteers are reimbursed for expenses that are normally incurred within the scope of their duties.

 Sally Larson  
 President 
Board member since: 2010
Year joined the AWGA: 2000
Home Courses: Dell Urich Golf Course
Current Residence: Tucson, AZ
Hometown: Denville, NJ
Professional Experience: Director of Financial Reporting and corporate accounting at Woolworth; accountant for small manufacturing business; educator.
Hobbies: Golf (including the Rules of Golf), hiking, knitting and my Italian greyhounds.
 Janet Cothren  
 Vice President 
Board Member since: 2011
Year joined the AWGA: 1995
Home Courses: Elephant Rocks, Ancala Country Club
Current Residence: Williams, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ
Hometown: Williams, AZ
Professional Experience: Self-Employed since 1971. Now retired.
Hobbies: Golf, quilting, cooking.
Committees: Handicap, Tournaments
 Phyl Ray  
 Secretary  
Board member since: 2014
Year joined the AWGA: 2001
Home Course: Terravita Golf & Country Club
Current Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
Hometown: Charleston, AR
Professional Experience: President & CEO of Bakon Yeast Inc for 25 years,
Accountability Manager for John B. Sanfilippo, Director of three Creative World School
Hobbies: Golf, hiking, painting, home projects. Love being "Gaga" to my two grandkids.
Committees: Information and Outreach, Course Rating
 Mary Byrd  
 Treasurer  
Board member since: 2010
Year joined the AWGA: 2000
Home Course: Ladies Executive Golf Society (LEGS)
Current Residence: Peoria, AZ
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Professional Experience: Retired CPA
Hobbies: Golf, Reading, Traveling
Committees: Finance
 Suzy O’Hara  
 Officer at Large 
Board member since: 2015
Year joined the AWGA: 2012
Home Course: Western Skies Golf Course
Current Residence: Gilbert, AZ
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Professional Experience: 30 years as an educator; Classroom Teacher, Reading Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator, Elementary Principal, Ran my own educational consulting and training company.
Hobbies: Reading, golf, walking our two labradoodles, visiting my children in New York and Chicago, spending time with my step-daughter and grandchildren here in AZ.
Committees: Junior Grants and Assistance
 Cynthia Bryniarski  
 
Board member since: 2016
Year joined the AWGA: 2004
Home Course: Briarwood Country Club
Current residence: Sun City West, AZ
Hometown: Elgin, Illinois
Professional Experience: 10 years in Banking/Human Resources in Chicago, 15 years in education: special education teacher, high school assistant principal responsible for curriculum and instruction, professional development, master scheduling, hiring in Durango, Colorado
Hobbies: Golf, cycling, technology
 Robin Cook  
 
Board member since: 2010
Year Joined AWGA: 2002
Home Course: Wigwam Ladies
Current Residence: Litchfield Park, AZ
Hometown: Danville, CA
Professional Experience: Administrative Assistant for 15 years. (Star-Kist Foods & IBM) Owner/Operator of a 50-60's nightclub in California for 14 years.
Hobbies: Golf, bowling, horses, and gardening
Committees: Volunteer Development, Course Rating, Document Control
 Michelle Cross  
 
Board member since: 2016
Year joined the AWGA: 2006
Home Course: The Country Club at DC Ranch
Current Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
Hometown: Park Ridge, IL
Professional Experience: 30+ years as an international Human Resources leader and executive in Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell, Textron, Amazon and Kodak. Currently serve as a Realtor with RE/MAX specializing in providing end-to-end relocation support for families who are moving. Volunteer with AWGA Rules Committee since 2013 also volunteer at local animal rescue and Mayo Clinic.
Hobbies: Amateur cook, fitness and health advocate and golfer.
 Sandie Farnum  
 
Board member since: 2016
Year joined the AWGA: 2013
Home Course: Haven Golf Club, Green Valley
Hometown: Prosser, WA
Current Residences: Green Valley, AZ and Seattle, WA
Professional Experience: 30 years as an Information Technology professional and manager with The Boeing Company, retired
Hobbies Golf, hiking, cooking, wine tasting and going on long, long walks with friends!
 Leslie Kramer  
 
Board member since: 2016
Year joined the AWGA: 2008
Home Courses: Kino Springs, Nogales & Pueblo Del Sol, Sierra Vista
Current Residence: Sonoita, AZ
Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
Professional Experience: Attorney licensed in Arizona and Wisconsin focusing on estate planning, small business, real estate and intellectual property.
Hobbies: Golf, our cabin in Northern Wisconsin, Rotary, wine-tasting, the Badgers and the Packers!
 Lynne Peters  
 
Board member since: 2015
Year joined the AWGA: 2008
Home Course: The Club at Prescott Lakes
Current Residence: Prescott, AZ
Hometown: Houston, TX
Professional Experience: Retired Secondary Principal; Educational Consultant Business; Property Management/Bookkeeping Business
Hobbies: Golf.
 Juna Rowland  
 
Board member since: 2016
Year joined the AWGA: 2013
Home Course: Del Lago Golf Club, Vail AZ
Current Residence: Vail, AZ
Hometown: Reading, England
Professional Experience: Masters of Science in Finance degree (MFS) from Johns Hopkins University. A published author. Retired VP of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications with more than 30 years of strategic leadership, financial acumen and communications serving Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies with responsibility for developing and managing Company communications and relationships with the investment community.
Hobbies: Travel, golf, technology, learning
 Lauren Todd-Mariano  
 
Board member since: 2015
Year joined the AWGA: 2010
Club: Working Women's Golf Association (w/out real estate)
Current Residence and Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Professional Experience: Director of Business Intelligence, NAU (2012-Present); Director of Operations, Ryan Mariano Volleyball, LLC (2013-Present);
and Lead Consultant, LET Consulting, LLC (2012-Present)
Hobbies: Golf, hiking, reading, playing with my dog, travel, and spending time with my husband, parents, brother, nieces & nephews.

 
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