Moody Promoted to Assistant Executive Director, Foundation and Communications

Oct 10, 2019

GLENVIEW, Ill. – October 10, 2019 – The Illinois PGA Section has announced the promotion of Palmer Moody to Assistant Executive Director/Foundation and Communications.  Moody will continue his oversight of public relations and communications for the Illinois PGA Section and Illinois PGA Foundation and add management and execution of the Illinois PGA Foundation’s mission to promote the goodwill and growth of the game of golf.

“We are pleased to announce Palmer’s promotion within the Illinois PGA,” said Carrie Williams, Executive Director of the Illinois PGA Section and CEO of the Illinois PGA Foundation. “Since joining our team, Palmer’s expertise and leadership have been extremely valuable to the Illinois PGA and we are confident that in his expanded role with the Section and Foundation he will further improve the quality of our programming for years to come.”

Moody joined the Illinois PGA in 2017 to head up the Section’s Communications and Foundation Development functions following positions at local sports marketing and public relations agencies, including KemperLesnik. He oversaw the roll out of a new website, the introduction of a social media strategy for the Section’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and increased proactive media relations efforts which resulted in more local, regional and national media coverage for the Section and its members. He has previously worked at McDonald’s Corporation in the U.S. Communications department and was the Director of Communications at Ronald McDonald House Charities.

In his new role, Moody will continue to oversee the Communications strategy and also handle day-to-day management of the Illinois PGA Foundation and both its fundraising efforts and programs which include Drive, Chip and Putt; PGA Jr. League; the GolfWorks Illinois internship program; the Support Youth Golf License Plate Program and several scholarship programs.  
Moody is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he earned a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Journalism.

About the Illinois PGA/Illinois PGA Foundation
The Illinois Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in northern and central Illinois who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Illinois PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With over 840 members and apprentices, the Illinois PGA is one of the 41 regional Sections that comprise the PGA of America. The Illinois PGA Foundation focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth. Foundation initiatives include: GolfWorks Illinois, Youth-based Scholarship Funds and the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. For more information about the Illinois PGA and the Illinois PGA Foundation, please visit and join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Kevin Quinn
Illinois PGA Communications
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