USGA names new communications director
The United States Golf Association announced that USGA Museum Director Rand Jerris will add communications director to his duties, according to geoffshackelford.com. The United States Golf Association announced today that as part of an organizational consolidation, USGA Museum Director Rand Jerris' responsibilities have been expanded to include leadership of its Communications Department, reporting to USGA Chief Business Officer Peter Bevacqua."This is a natural extension of Rand's abilities and leadership skills," said Bevacqua. "With 21 years of experience within the Association, he is intimately familiar with the core functions of the USGA. We are pleased to be able to rely on his expertise to guide our communications efforts."Jerris joined the USGA part-time in 1988, became the Association's first Librarian/Historian in 1999 and was appointed Museum Director in 2002. He recently oversaw the development of the Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History, which opened in June 2008. Jerris replaces Chris Wightman, a former publisher of Golf Magazine, who is pursuing other interests, according to the USGA.