Board of Directors
KATHERINE SWAFFORD – President
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 serve on the Board for a second time and looks forward raising awareness about the Association and its initiatives.
BRITTANY KISNER – VP, Membership
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, Membership, she has served as VP, Community Outreach and 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.
ALICIA MALNATI, PhD – VP, Fundraising
Alicia Malnati, who has been married to Peter Malnati for four years, is serving her first year on the Board as VP, Fundraising. She has been a member of the PGA TOUR Wives Association since 2013. In addition to traveling full-time, Alicia works closely with the University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace and Society to implement their cornerstone initiative: the U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program, an initiative that aims to empower international change makers to create a more equitable and inclusive world through sport. She also teaches an online course in gender and sport with the positive coaching master’s program at the University of Missouri, where she was a gymnast and is a three-time graduate. Alicia is eager to support the mission of the PGA TOUR Wives Association through fundraising and looks forward to connecting with members, partners, and supporters to expand the association’s impact. She is originally from Kansas City, MO and currently lives in Knoxville, TN with Peter.
FRANCIE HARRIS – VP, Community Outreach
Francie Harris, fiance of Smylie Kaufman, has been involved with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since Smylie’s rookie year on the TOUR in 2015. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Life and a minor in Spanish. She completed her Child Life Internship at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and completed her certification as a Child Life Specialist. Francie is involved in raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and serves on the Open Hands Overflowing Hearts Junior Board in her bometown of Birmingham, AL. She has also worked with ATeam Ministiries and Magic Moments in Birmingham, serving and offering support to children and their families coping with pediatric illnesses. Francie finds great joy in having the opportunity to serve children and their families in the communities to which the PGA TOUR travels.
ERIN GAINEY – VP, Special Projects
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 VP. Membership, 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