PGA Vice President Paul Levy to be in East Lansing

PGA Vice President Paul Levy will speak at the Section’s Spring Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Eagle Eye Golf Club.

He is the President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise Company, and also is the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California. He was elected PGA Secretary in 2012. Levy also briefly served as both Secretary and Interim Vice President before formally becoming PGA Vice President on Nov. 22, 2014.

Levy earned PGA membership in June 1986, and has served in a leadership capacity at both the Section and national levels since 1992. He is a dual member of the Southern Texas and Southern California PGA Sections.

From 2004-2008, Levy was a member of the PGA Board of Control. Since 2010, Levy has served on the National PGA Employment Committee and from 2009-10, on the PGA Member Relations Committee.

Levy was president of the Southern Texas PGA Section from 1998-2000, and earned the 2000 Southern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. He has also been named as a three-time Section PGA Junior Golf Leader recipient (1992, ’93, ’98); the 1999 Section Bill Strausbaugh Award winner; and the 1997 Section Merchandiser of the Year for public facilities.

From 1999-2004, Levy served as General Manager and PGA Director of Golf at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, and was the Senior Vice President of Club Operations for Sunrise Company, the developer of Royal Oaks Country Club, overseeing properties in Nevada, California, Colorado and Texas. In 2004, Levy moved to Southern California to oversee the development of Toscana. Four years later, he became the President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise.

From 2007-2012, Levy was elected as an Independent Director on the Southern California PGA Board of Directors. In 1992, he founded PKL Golf Group Company, a golf management and development company, and served as its President and CEO.

A native of New Orleans, Levy is a 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he was a three-year member of the Tigers golf team. Earlier in his career, Levy participated often in section events and in the Southern Texas PGA Assistant Championship, where he finished third in 1985, and runner-up in 1986. Levy guided a team to third place in the 1988 PGA Oldsmobile Scramble Championship.

His community involvement includes creating scholarship foundations for employees of both Royal Oaks Country Club and Toscana Country Club. Levy also has served as a member of the Southern California Golf Association Governmental Affairs Committee; was creator and director of the Fort Bend ISD PGA First Swing Program; and a member of Katy (Texas) School District Partners, which presented him with its Education Award of Excellence.

Levy and his wife, Heidi, live in Indian Wells, Calif. They are the parents of three sons: Nathan, Kristopher and Travis; two daughters: Nakayla and Destiny; and have five grandchildren.

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