Archive for July 2016

USGA Welcomes Paul Maya, Head of Products

Dear State and Regional Golf Associations,

As we continue the journey of enhancing our member engagement and the elements that comprise that model, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Maya as head of products for the USGA.  Paul joined us on Tuesday, July 5.

In this newly created role, Paul will lead our efforts to create the strategic vision, business model, support and service infrastructure and product specifications for the modern multi-purpose golf technology products that will initially replace GHIN, and will ultimately expand the scope of our service to golfers and facilities. The evolution of member engagement is inclusive of developing State and Regional Golf Association partnerships, evolving handicap administration and course rating technology, using data and analytics to drive decisions and modernizing our product offerings to golfers and facilities.

Paul has 15+ years’ experience as a product manager for consumer technology products and has led both business and technology teams in creating highly expansible digital products at several well-known companies. He was most recently the global head of consumer products & general manager of Bloomberg Digital, and previously held the role of vice president of technology at CNN and ABC Digital. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon, as well as Masters of Business Administration and master’s degree in quantitative methods from Columbia University.

In his role, Paul will report directly to Sarah Hirshland and oversee GHIN association services for both legacy products and future offerings. Fran Nee, Joe Cavallo and the GHIN business operations team will report to Paul and continue to work in close partnership with IT, Members and Regional Affairs as we continue to transform the member engagement model.

I would like to thank Emily von Doehren, who has so ably led the GHIN business operations team for the past eight months. She will continue to be a critical partner for Paul and the team as we elevate and modernize our partnerships with the SRGA community.

Please join me in welcoming Paul to the USGA.

Mike Davis
Executive Director and CEO