26 Feb

THE TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES 2015 VOLUNTEER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Volunteer Executive Committee to lead 32 different volunteer committees for the 2015 Travelers Championship

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 26, 2015 – Tournament officials today announced the 58 members of the 2015 Travelers Championship Volunteer Executive Committee. This group of leaders works throughout the year on preparations for Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event. The Volunteer Executive Committee is responsible for helping to manage more than 4,200 volunteers, who make up 32 volunteer committees.

“We are fortunate to have incredibly talented Volunteer Executive Committee members who lead the thousands of volunteers that help in all areas throughout the week,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Our Volunteer Executive Committee is vitally important to the success of our event, as the members donate their time throughout the year to work with our staff on all aspects of the tournament. With their support, we are able to generate more money for the charities in this region.”

In 2014, the tournament generated $1.558 million for more than 140 charities – the highest dollar amount since Travelers became the title sponsor eight years ago. Since 2007, the Travelers Championship has generated more than $8 million for local and regional charities.

The following is a list of the Volunteer Executive Committee members, their company, and their area of responsibility:

Volunteer Executive Committee Leader Company Volunteer Committee
James P. Anderson Travelers Airport Concierge
Teri Anderson Travelers Player Logistics
Charles “Buddy” Buder Travelers Walking Scorers
Bob Cattel B & V Designs Champions Club
Daniel R. Cerny Travelers Practice Facility
David S. Charles John Deere Gates
Michelle Clark Travelers Player Logistics
Stephen Dahlem CT State Department of Public Health Distribution
Shawn Daly Lincoln Financial Group Ambassadors
Dawn Dodd Travelers Player Transportation
Lauren Ducey Travelers Practice Facility
Jay Dykstra Travelers Player Logistics
Kyle Erland Standard Bearers
Ann Esposito PRIMERICA Call Center
Danielle Etta Travelers Skyboxes
Adam Famiglietti Volunteer Villa
Barbara Fasulo Saint Francis Care Military Appreciation
Bryan Fix Billy Casper Golf Sponsor Valet
Karen Ford Travelers Airport Concierge
Drew Gallup Player Relations
Jeffrey Gertz UTC (Retired) Corporate Hospitality
Nick Giuliano Blue Cross Blue Shield Scoring
Greg Hammond Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors Gallery – Mobile Device
Richard Hernandez Travelers Fan Zone
Thomas Kim Travelers Pro-Am
Dawn Kirkwood Travelers Player Transportation
Art Kuever Travelers Corporate Hospitality
Jeffrey Levine, CPA Thomas Capital Group Standard Bearers
Mike Maksymiw, Jr., CPA Filomeno & Company, P.C. Pro-Am
Anne Martin Sponsor Valet
David May Chili’s Bar & Grill Player Relations
John Mayo Mayo Communications, LLC Media
Meagan Mirkovich Travelers Administration
Woody Mrozowski Laser Operators
Sharon O’Brien Saint Francis Care Military Appreciation
Maureen O’Connor UCONN Division of Athletics Gallery
Karen Orton Gallery
Maggie Pastore Pro Caddie
Raymond Plante Gates
Mimi Reyes Volunteer Villa
Jay Salvador Practice Facility
Jennifer Shea Travelers Fan Zone
Shaun Sheridan, CPA Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. Concessions
John D. Shulansky EldersChoice of Connecticut, LLC Starter Committee
Dana Shults Travelers Skyboxes
Marlisa H. Simonson University of Hartford Deliveries
Rick Steere Retired Corporate Hospitality
David W. Timm Pro Caddie
Ben Troup Distribution
Christina Valletta Travelers Volunteer Villa, Apparel
Kenny Verrastro CA Technologies Signage
Mark Vining Boat Safe Connecticut Champions Club
Chris Ward Travelers Military Appreciation
Mark Wetmore Amateur Caddies
Kristin Wirtanen State of Conn.-Office of State Treasurer Administration
Brian Zimmerli Plastonics, Inc. Walking Scorers
Marc J. Zirolli Seabury Amateur Caddies
Kristine Zywocinski University of Hartford Deliveries

The 2015 Travelers Championship will be held from June 22 to 28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. Tickets are now on sale, starting at just $20. For more information, please visit www.TravelersChampionship.com. Volunteer registration is now open for the 2015 Travelers Championship. Corporations, families, community groups and individuals are all encouraged to get involved. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, build friendships, receive an up-close view of a PGA TOUR event, and more. To register, please visit www.travelerschampionship.com/volunteers.

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About the Travelers Championship
As the first PGA TOUR event of the season in the Northeast, the Travelers Championship is one of the region’s premier sporting events. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR and became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. The company has been doing business in the community for more than 150 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.

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