British Columbia Golf has announced that Chris McGrath will be leaving his position of Manager of Communications and Marketing.
McGrath began with British Columbia Golf in January 2012 and has been an integral member of the staff over the last two years.
“Chris has been an invaluable asset to British Columbia Golf and we are sad to lose him,” commented Kris Jonasson, Executive Director of British Columbia Golf.
While at British Columbia Golf, Chris was a catalyst for increasing BC Golf’s brand equity, formalizing a cross-department communication strategy and creating a unified external voice for the organization in the industry, a fact Jonasson echoed when asked about his departure.
“Chris was instrumental in helping to strengthen our overall brand and his skills at communication helped to bring our whole team together. We were very pleased in how he conducted himself since joining our staff.”
“I am extremely satisfied where British Columbia Golf has come in terms of professionalism, brand equity and our overall marketability as the Provincial Sport Organization for golf in the province,” mentioned McGrath.
Chris could be seen at most British Columbia Golf events throughout the summer including the 110th and 111th BC Amateurs as well as the 47th Pacific Coast Amateur at Capilano G&CC where he acted as Media Director.
“I was truly honoured to work with great staff, dedicated volunteers and phenomenal athletes that deserve all of the credit in making our organization what it is,” McGrath said. “I am also very thankful of the support others in the industry provided to BC Golf, especially the staff at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Golf Canada. Without that collaboration, my job would have been much more difficult.”
From here, Chris will be moving back to his native Ontario to pursue other opportunities in the sport industry with an emphasis on the golf industry.
“The sport of golf has provided me with personal and career opportunities that I could not have imagined possible. I am extremely proud of the time I spent with British Columbia Golf, thankful for the many opportunities I have been given and the lifelong friends I have met through the sport. It isn’t often someone can say that their profession is also their passion and that is something I hope I can continue going forward,” said McGrath.
“Chris has a bright future and we know he will not be in the job market long. We wish him continued success in whatever role he chooses going forward,” said Jonasson.
McGrath’s last day with British Columbia Golf will be December 31, 2013.