Actionable Takeaways from the Inaugural WLA

Geyer and Seymour
Start Date
90 Minutes

The GCSAA Women’s Leadership Academy, held in Nov. 2023, focused on providing women in the turfgrass industry with education, mentoring and networking opportunities. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll hear from Renee Geyer and Jill Seymour, CGCS, about their experience attending this event aimed at breaking down barriers. Learn more about the energy involved and share the spark ignited by the successful female leaders who spoke. You’ll hear how these participants have used the experience in their work thus far.

Original presentation date: Mar. 4, 2024
Education points: 0.20

About the Instructors

Jill Seymour, CGCS and Renee GeyerRenee D. Geyer is the head Golf Course Superintendent with Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wa. Born and raised in Ohio, Geyer attended The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio and then began her professional career at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. She has served on the national GCSAA PAC Board, GCSAA Nominating Committee and has been involved with GCSAA task groups throughout her career. Serving as a speaker at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show as well as the National Conference and Trade Show, Geyer has been able to highlight involvement and passion for promoting the presence of women in the Golf Industry. She also served on GCSAA’s inaugural Women’s Task Group. When not at the golf course, she enjoys time with family, throwing competitive darts and gardening with her wife.

Jill Seymour, CGCS, is the Golf Course Superintendent at Charleston Springs South Course in Millstone, N.J. She earned her bachelor’s in turf science from Penn State University. She worked at several courses as an assistant superintendent before becoming a professor of turfgrass science at Mercer County Community College. Seymour first earned her CGCS in 2022 and also served on GCSAA’s inaugural Women’s Task Group.

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