INDIANAPOLIS - (November 22, 2014) Derek Sprague of Malone, New York, was elected the 39th President of the PGA of America today at the Association's 98th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
is the PGA
General Manager and Director of Golf at Malone Golf Club
Elected to PGA membership in 1993, Sprague has held leadership roles at both the National and Section PGA levels since 1998.
Sprague previously served as PGA Secretary from 2010-12, and as Vice President from 2012 until Oct. 24, 2014, when he was named PGA Interim President.
He also previously served as the District 1 Director on the National PGA Board from 2007-10.
Succeeding Sprague as Vice President is Paul Levy of Indian Wells, California, who served the past two years as Secretary and held the roles of Secretary and Interim Vice President from Oct. 24, 2014 until today.
, Levy and Whaley will each serve two-year terms.
Sprague began service on the Northeastern New York PGA Board of Directors in 1998 and served as Section President from 2003-04.
was named the 2005 and 2008 Northeastern New York PGA
Golf Professional of the Year.
Born in Malone, Sprague
followed the lead of his
late father in devoting himself to his
community by serving from 2003-13 as a member of the Board of Education of the Malone Central School District
Sprague is also a board member of the Greater Malone Community Fund and a member of Franklin County's Tourism Advisory Committee.
Sprague is a 1988 graduate of James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va., where he competed on the golf team and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing.
was inducted into the James Madison University
School of Hospitality Hall of Fame.