The thrill of upcoming victory and the joy of announcing Louis DeJoy as the Wyndham Championship Honorary Chairman(There will be no defeat, Tournament Committee also introduced)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 20, 2011 at 6:32 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

NEW BREED LOGISTICS CEO LOUIS DeJOY JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP AS HONORARY CHAIRMAN

2011 Tournament Committee Introduced

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Louis DeJoy, Chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics, is
joining the Wyndham Championship as the honorary chairman, it was announced
tonight during the inaugural meeting of the Piedmont Triad Charitable
Foundation Founders Club, formerly known as the Green Coat Club. The 72nd
annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 15-21 at Sedgefield Country Club
in Greensboro, N.C.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., DeJoy attended Stetson University in Florida where
he earned an accounting degree. He worked for several years as a CPA at a
major accounting firm in Florida before returning to New York to work with
his family’s trucking business.

New Breed Logistics emanated from that small trucking company founded in
1968. DeJoy joined the company in 1982 and quickly broadened its focus to
information technology-based logistics management solutions and moved the
business to the Piedmont Triad. His energy and vision transformed New Breed
into a leader in third-party logistics. Services range from distribution
center operations and transportation management to highly sophisticated and
technology-focused solutions involving product assembly, vendor managed
inventory, reverse logistics and repair, manufacturing support, and supply
chain consulting.

As the honorary chairman, DeJoy 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.

“I enjoy being involved with things that are well-run and are
consequential,” DeJoy said. “The Wyndham Championship is extremely
enjoyable and has a significant positive impact on our community.
Everything that is worth something takes vision and teamwork. The Wyndham
Championship embodies collaboration and success in our community, and I am
proud to serve as Honorary Chairman of this year’s tournament.”

DeJoy joins an impressive list of former honorary chairmen that includes
Kelly S. King, Chairman and CEO of BB&T, 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 Clayton Pressley, an IT Project Manager at
Duke Energy who has been volunteering at the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event
since the early 1990s. He has worked in multiple areas of Wyndham
Championship operations over the years including pro-ams, contestant
services, procurement and sales giving him the depth of experience needed to
oversee the tournament committee.

“I really don’t believe there’s a better or more experienced tournament
committee at any other PGA TOUR event in the country,” tournament director
Mark Brazil said. These people are volunteering their time to make the
Wyndham Championship successful each year, and they’re doing it on top of
their full time jobs. That’s a deep commitment, and we are very, very
grateful for their dedication, leadership and commitment to excellence.”

Seventeen people make up the all-volunteer tournament committee; members of
the 2011 committee are below with the areas of tournament operations they
represent and their employers:

2011 General Chairman: Clayton Pressley, Duke Energy

Concessions: Steve Melton, Signature Wealth Management

Contestant Services: Mike Barber, Michael L. Barber, Attorney at Law

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

Course Management: Mike McDonald, Wild Geese Enterprises

First Impressions: Marc Bush, Greensboro Sports Commission

Media: Kim Graham, Bank of America

Parking/Shuttles: Sam Ayers, Self Employed

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

Pro-Ams: Sally Henley, Talbots

Security: Mike Ebel, Arcadis, U.S., Inc.

Sponsor Services: Erin Winters, Made to Order

Sponsor Services: Will McPherson, Trust Company of the South

Member at large: Chuck Pinnix, Buckner Companies

Member at large: Mark Ingram, ACI Distribution

Member at large: Will Yearns, Granville Homes, LLC

Member at large: Mason McClain, Sunbelt Business Brokers

2010 General Chairman: Lindley Ivey, Creative Communications

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country
Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and
is the seventh oldest event on the PGA TOUR. Tickets are available at
www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The
tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T
and Premier Partners, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf 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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