GGA Partners Expands Executive Search Practice, Appoints Kathy Grayson, Director

Grayson brings GGA’s fast-growing search practice over 35 years’ experience in executive recruitment, career coaching, and organizational leadership across the private club industry.

July 20, 2023

GGA Partners, an international consulting firm working with some of world’s leading golf courses, private clubs, resorts, and residential communities, announced today the appointment of Kathy Grayson as Director in the firms’ Executive Search practice.

“Kathy is a proven leader with a strong executive recruitment background. Her energy and ability to connect with employers and private club leaders at all levels are immediately evident,” stated Michael Gregory, Partner and Managing Director at GGA Partners. “Kathy brings the track record and experience that will benefit our growing Executive Search practice immensely.”

Grayson comes to GGA Partners with a distinguished record of executive recruitment experience. Most recently, she served as Executive Recruiter and Career Consultant with the PGA of America, where she was instrumental in growing their executive search services. In this role, Grayson provided strategic direction and leadership through proprietary expertise in career coaching, behavioural assessment, and education.

Prior to joining the PGA of America, Grayson served as Director of Global Events and Sales Manager at Callaway Golf Company and as Regional & Strategic Accounts Manager at the Antigua Group.

“I have always admired and respected the GGA brand, and I am honored to join the GGA Partners Executive Search team,” said Grayson. “My years of experience in career coaching and executive recruitment has taught me that building and fostering relationships is paramount. So, I look forward to working with GGA clients across the country to build and grow effective teams that meet club objectives and elevate members’ experience.”

Grayson is an active member in the private club industry, serving as a member of the National Club Associations’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, speaker at regional and national PGA events and is a Guest Speaker at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Grayson will begin her role with GGA Partners in August 2023 and will be based in Bonita Springs, Florida.

About GGA Partners (

GGA Partners™ is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful private clubs, resorts, and residential communities. We are dedicated to helping owners, asset managers, club and community leaders, investors and real estate developers tackle challenges, achieve objectives, and maximize asset performance.

Established in 1992 as the KPMG Golf Industry Practice, our global team of experienced professionals leverage in-depth business intelligence and proprietary global data to deliver impactful strategic solutions and lasting success.

GGA Partners has offices in Toronto, Canada, Phoenix, West Palm Beach, USA, and Dublin, Ireland.

For further information, contact:

Michael Gregory
Partner & Managing Director
t: 416.524.0083