Board of Directors
MEAGAN LAIRD – President
Meagan Laird, wife of Martin Laird, has been a member of the PGA TOUR Wives Association for the past five years. She is actively involved in volunteering for various charity events. She loves children and feels so fortunate to have the opportunity to help in cities as she travels with her husband. Prior to her position as President, Meagan served as VP of Community Outreach, and served as special events chair for the association. Meagan graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in apparel and merchandising. After college, Meagan spent a few years working in the AFL (Arena Football League) for the Colorado Crush and in the NFL for the Denver Broncos. Growing up and previously working in the golf business, and missing the people and golf industry, she was offered a job in Scottsdale, AZ as a buyer and merchandiser at Silverleaf, a private country club. Prior to traveling with her husband, Meagan had been working at Whisper Rock, an all men’s private golf club. Martin and Meagan met in college, but postponed their first date until she moved to Scottsdale. She loves traveling and supporting her husband and is both honored and excited for this new opportunity to further use her passion of helping and working with others.
BRITTANY KISNER – VP, Community Outreach
Brittany Kisner, wife of Kevin Kisner, has been involved with the PGA Tour Wives Association for the past four years. Prior to serving as VP of Community Outreach, Brittany served as a Membership Co-chair and as a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Web.com Tour Wives Association. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and received her Master’s Degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to traveling full-time with her husband, Brittany worked in a children’s hospital as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist working with special needs children. She truly has a passion for serving the needs of children and their families and feels very lucky to be able to do so as she travels across the country with her husband.
KELLY BETTENCOURT – VP, Fundraising
Kelly Bettencourt, wife of Matt Bettencourt, is serving her fifth year on the Board as Vice President of Fundraising. She has been a member of the PGA TOUR Wives Association since the beginning of 2009, where she has been actively involved volunteering within various charity and fundraising events. After getting her feet wet, she quickly became very passionate with the PGA TOUR Wives Association’s way of blessing the lives of needy children and their families. Kelly graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and, prior to traveling with her husband, worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. She is honored and enthusiastic to serve on the Board where she will be involved in raising money for charities and helping the Association to continue giving back to the communities.
KATHERINE SWAFFORD – VP, Special Projects
Katherine Swafford, wife of Hudson Swafford, has been involved with the PGA Tour Wives Association since Hudson joined the Tour in 2013. Prior to traveling full time with her husband, Katherine worked in Atlanta as a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG. Katherine graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting in 2011 and a Masters of Accounting in 2012. Katherine is very involved in charitable initiatives at home in St. Simons Island, Georgia, serving on the Victory Board of the American Cancer Society as well as the board of her local First Tee Chapter. Katherine is honored to join the Board for the first time and looks forward raising awareness about the Association and its initiatives.
ERIN GAINEY – VP, Membership
Erin Gainey, wife of Tommy Gainey, has been a member of the PTWA for the past six years. Erin has been actively involved in the Association through various capacities including volunteering at community outreach and fundraising events and co-chairing book signing events over the past two years. Erin was also named one of the PTWA 2014 Membership Service Award winners for outstanding service to the Association and its mission to help children and families in need. Erin is a graduate of Georgia College & State University with a degree in Political Science. After graduation, Erin was employed by the Department of Family and Children Services for seven years as a social services worker and supervisor regarding child abuse services. Married to Tommy since 2010, Erin has one stepson and son.
JENNIFER PERRY – Executive Director
Jennifer has been with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since January 2015. She is employed by the PGA TOUR in the Player Relations department as Director of Special Programs. Jennifer joined the PGA TOUR in 2000 and has spent the past 14 years working within Corporate Marketing. Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, she worked for a national non-profit organization overseeing special events. Her knowledge of the PGA TOUR and experience in the non-project sector provide a unique background to assist the organization in achieving its mission of giving back. Jennifer graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Public Relations and minor in Marketing. She is married to Brian and they have two children.
PGA TOUR Wives Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Florida in 1988. It is designated as a 501(c)(3) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Identification Number 59-2903646