BB&T CEO Returns as Wyndham Honorary Chair 2010, Tournament Committee Introduced

Posted by Andy Durham on August 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Courtesy of Rob Goodman 3G Sports…..

BB&T CEO KELLY KING RETURNS AS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP HONORARY CHAIRMAN;

2010 Tournament Committee Introduced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Kelly S. King, Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, is
returning to the Wyndham Championship as the honorary chairman, it was
announced today. The 71st Wyndham Championship begins Monday at Sedgefield
Country Club.

King held this same position in 2009. A recognized community leader in
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, King is the third consecutive Honorary
Chairman from outside Guilford County, emphasizing the Wyndham
Championship’s increasing regional impact. King is the chairman of the
Piedmont Triad Partnership, a body created to unite the Piedmont Triad
region.

As the honorary chairman, King is serving as an ambassador for the PGA TOUR
event which provides important economic benefits for the entire region and
the state. As the Wyndham Championship evolves, the honorary chairman leads
the charge to promote Piedmont Triad regionalism through the PGA TOUR event.

King joins an impressive list of former honorary chairmen that includes
Allen Gant, president and chief executive officer of Glen Raven, Inc. in
Burlington, N.C., Paul Fulton, Chairman of Bassett Furniture Industries in
Winston-Salem, N.C., Mackey McDonald, former Chairman and CEO of VF
Corporation, Dennis Glass, president and chief operation officer of Lincoln
Financial; Jim Melvin, president of Bryan Foundation and former mayor of
Greensboro; Charlie Reid, former chairman of United Guaranty and Fred Starr,
former chairman of Thomasville Furniture.

While the honorary chairman serves as a tournament ambassador, the general
chairman heads the tournament committee, the lead group of volunteers that
oversees each area of tournament operations. Each Wyndham Championship area
is supported by a staff member and a tournament- committee member who leads
the volunteers in each area.

This year’s general chairman is Lindley Ivey, radio communications
specialist with Creative Communications, a company that specializes in
on-site event communications. Ivey is also a former NFL referee who now
officiates high school football. He began volunteering for the Piedmont
Triad’s PGA TOUR event in 1988 and has been a part of the tournament ever
since.

“We are very fortunate to have the people who make up our tournament
committee involved with the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark
Brazil said. “I really don’t believe there’s a better or more experienced
tournament committee at any other PGA TOUR event. These people are
dedicated to making our PGA TOUR event the absolute best it can be, and we
couldn’t present the Wyndham Championship without them. I thank them for
their loyalty and commitment to excellence.”

Seventeen people make up the all-volunteer tournament committee; members of
the 2010 committee are below with the areas of tournament operations they
represent and their employers:

2010 General Chairman: Lindley Ivey, Creative Communications

Concessions: Steve Melton, Signature Wealth Management

Contestant Services: Mike Barber, Attorney

Course Management: Randy Williard, Williard Technical Services, Inc.

Course Management: Will Yearns, Yearns Properties, Inc.

First Impressions: Marc Bush, Greensboro Sports Commission

Media: Heather Hirschman, Atlantic Coast Conference

Parking/Shuttles: Sam Ayers, Southeast Buswerks, Inc.

Pro-Ams: Thomas Hockman, Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston PLLC

Pro-Ams: Clayton Pressley, Duke Energy

Security: Mike Ebel, MACTEC Engineering & Consulting

Sponsor Services: Erin Winters, Made to Order

Sponsor Services: Will McPherson, The Trust Company of the South

Member at large: Chuck Pinnix, Buckner Miscellaneous Iron

Member at large: Jim Ahrends, Kitchen Cabinet Worx

Member at large: Mason McClain, Sunbelt Business Brokers

2009 General Chairman: Eric Richardson, Oxner Thomas + Permar, PLLC

The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country
Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available at
www.wyndhamchampionship.com , through
the tournament office or at any Piedmont-Triad Harris Teeter location. The
tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners,
BB&T, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter and VF Corporation for their continued
support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and
sponsorship information, is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com
or through the tournament office at
(336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit
www.wyndhamworldwide.com .


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