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Our Team

Management Team and Board

David Reese, President

David Reese is an experienced sales and marketing professional with over 16 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. Currently, David is the president of Florida's First Coast of Golf, a golf destination marketing company located in Jacksonville Beach. He oversees the operation of the 501(c)6 organization that is designed to promote golf tourism to the First Coast. The foundation is built on cooperative marketing/public relations efforts for 61 industry partners, 5 counties, and the State under a unified brand. The accomplishments of the organization revolve around solid strategic, marketing/public relations plans and intense volunteer involvement.

David began his career as a convention sales manager for the Jacksonville Convention and Visitor’s bureau. David earned his bachelors degree in marketing with an emphasis on hospitality management from Florida State University.

As an active participant in the community David serves on the Board of Directors for International Association of Golf Tour Operators 2001-present, is a member of the Gator Bowl Association, VISIT FLORIDA’s Board of Directors, Visit Jacksonville’s Board of Directors, member of the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Association, President of the SKAL Club of Jacksonville and a committee member of Visit Florida.

On a personal note, David is married with two children and resides in Jacksonville Beach. He is a active member of Neptune Baptist Church.

 

 

 

 

 

2015-2016 Board of Directors

Board Members

Paul Astleford
President CEO, Visit Jacksonville

Matthew Dunn
CSEE | Executive Director, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Danny Falero
PGA Tour Academy

Richard Goldman
President & CEO, St. Augustine PV & Beaches VCB

Barbara Halverstadt
Director of Marketing, Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Olivia Hoblit
General Manager, Seaside Amelia Inn

Gil Langley
President & CEO, Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Russ Libby
Owner, Hidden Hills Country Club

Richard Lowe
General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott – Orange Park

Steve Murphy
General Manager, Fernandina Beach Golf Club

Jack Peter
Chief Operating Officer, World Golf Hall of Fame

Jaclyn Slaybaugh
Director of Clay County Tourism

Dan Zimmer
Regional Manager – Southeast Region, Billy Casper Golf



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September 29, 2014 11:51 am MST

World Golf Hall of Fame Takes its 2015 Induction Ceremony to Scotland

Golf lovers take note! You can get a twofer next summer when the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will take the 2015 Induction Ceremony to St. Andrews, Scotland days before the start of The Open Championship. The ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St. Andrews which is within walking distance of the Old Course.