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Westlake Team Meeting

June 25, 2020 at 7:30am - 9am Zoom Video Conference Call
Westlake Village, CA
United States
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RIC CLARSON is a highly accomplished executive with extensive experience in strategic partnerships, complex sales, product development, brand marketing, project management, public relations, plus event and golf club leadership. After a 35-year career at the PGA TOUR, he retired in April of 2018 and formed the Clarson Company, providing consulting and advisory services in sports, entertainment and hospitality.

During Ric’s tenure at the PGA TOUR, he secured tournament title sponsorships and official marketing partnerships with such companies as Sony, Humana, Ford, Anheuser- Busch; Ally Financial, Carey Transportation, Ace Hardware, Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Valspar, Ketel One, plus the Tourism Authorities of both Hawaii and the Bahamas.

Ric oversaw several pioneering projects including opening the PGA TOUR’s first-ever office in New York City, the coordinated industry-wide launch of the FedExCup and PGA TOUR Playoffs, and the relaunch of THE PLAYERS Championship brand and advertising campaigns. He was also instrumental in the growth of the Senior PGA Tour, now PGA TOUR Champions.

As a consultant, he has worked with such firms at ClubCorp, the AT&T Byron Nelson, Intersport, Florida Sports Hall of Fame, ASM Global-Jacksonville, LECOM, and The Clubs at Gray Plantation. Last fall, Ric served as an adjunct professor in Sport Management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Ric earned a degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida’s distinguished College of Journalism & Communications.  Ric was also a four-year member of the Gator Basketball Team and played professionally for two seasons in France and another in Colombia, winning two national championships is three campaigns. He served as managing editor of Jacksonville Monthly magazine prior to joining the PGA TOUR in 1983.

Ric and his wife Kathy, an interior designer for upscale hotels and resorts, live in Dallas.


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