Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

AMANDA HADLEY – President

Amanda Hadley, wife of Chesson, has been involved with the PGA Tour Wives Association since Chesson’s rookie year. A native of Raleigh, NC, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and certificate in Business Journalism in 2009 and a Master of Accounting in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked in IT and Financial Services Consulting until their son Hughes was born in 2013. They added a daughter Hollins to the family in 2015 and in addition to traveling with them, she serves as Chesson’s manager. She is grateful for the opportunity to travel the world with her family and give back to those in her path.

 

ERIN GAINEY – Vice President, Fundraising and Korn Ferry Tour Wives Liaison

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 President, 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.

Erin was the recipient of The PGA TOUR Wives Association’s Bowes Award in 2018.  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.

KOURTNEY SCHENK – Vice President, Membership

Kourtney Schenk, wife of Adam Schenk, has been involved with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since 2017. She also served as the Media Relations and Correspondence Chair for the Korn Ferry Tour Wives Association for 2016-2017. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Sports Communication and has been a volunteer at the Tesori Family Foundation since 2018. Before travelling full-time on the PGA TOUR with her husband Adam, she worked for LinkedIn as the Media Campaign Manager from 2015-2018. Kourtney was the recipient of the PGA TOUR Wives Association Member Service Award in 2019, acknowledging her service to the Association and its mission to help children and families in need. Kourtney and Adam split time residing between their hometown of Vincennes, IN and Ponte Vedra, FL with their Golden Retriever, Bunker.

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FRANCIE KAUFMAN – Vice President, 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.

TAWNY PUTNAM – Vice President, Special Projects/Secretary

Tawny Putnam, wife of Andrew Putnam, has been involved with the PGA TOUR Wives Association since 2017. Prior to traveling full-time with her husband, Tawny was a medical sales device rep for Depuy Mitek for seven years. Tawny graduated Eastern Washington University (2008), with a B.A. in Communications and was a member of EWU Cheer team. Tawny minored in Spanish and studied in Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Tawny has a passion for giving back. In addition to serving as VP Special Projects for the PGA TOUR Wives Association, she also served as a board member of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and Volunteer Fundraising Committee for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Tawny is a SCUBA enthusiast and a Yoga Instructor. She and Andrew reside in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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 spent 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.