Board of Directors

Meet our board members

KATHERINE SWAFFORD

KATHERINE SWAFFORD – President

Katherine Swafford, wife of Hudson Swafford, has been involved with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since Hudson joined the PGA TOUR in 2013. Prior to serving as President, she served as VP, Membership and Special Projects. Before 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 term and looks forward raising awareness about the Association and its initiatives.

Katherine was the recipient of The PGA TOUR Wives Association’s Bowes Award in 2017.  This annual award is given to a member who exemplifies the qualities of hard work and dedication to the Association in support of our mission to help children and their families.

BRITTANY KISNER

BRITTANY KISNER – VP, Membership

Brittany Kisner, wife of Kevin Kisner, has been involved with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since 2011. Prior to serving as VP, Membership, she has served as VP, Community Outreach, as a Membership Co-chair and a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Web.com Tour Wives. 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

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 Masters 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. Originally from Kansas City, MO, she currently lives in Knoxville, TN with Peter.

FRANCIE HARRIS

FRANCIE KAUFMAN – VP, Community Outreach

Francie Kaufman, wife of Smylie Kaufman, has been involved with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since Smylie’s rookie year on the PGA 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 hometown of Birmingham, AL. She has also worked with ATeam Ministries 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

ERIN GAINEY – VP, Special Projects

Erin Gainey, wife of Tommy Gainey, has been a member of the PGA TOUR Wives Association since 2011. Erin has been actively involved in the Association through various capacities, including VP, Membership, Board Advisor for Web.com Tour Wives and volunteering at community outreach and fundraising events. 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.

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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-profit 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.