BOSTON – Allen Wronowski of Bel Air, Md., was elected the 37th President of The Professional Golfers' Association of America by delegates at the Association's 94th Annual Meeting in Boston. Wronowski previously served as Secretary of the Association from 2006-2008 and as Vice President from 2008-2010.
Wronowski, 56, succeeds Jim Remy of Ludlow, Vt., who will serve on The PGA Board of Directors as Honorary President. Succeeding Wronowski as Vice President is Ted Bishop of Franklin, Ind., who served the past two years as Secretary.
Derek Sprague, 43, of Malone, N.Y., was elected Secretary. In addition, seven new members of the PGA Board of Directors were sworn into office.
PGA Vice President Ted Bishop served as District 6 Director on the PGA Board of Directors and since 1991 has worked as general manager and PGA director of golf at The Legends of Indiana Golf Club in Franklin, Ind. He served as PGA Secretary from 2008 to this month.
Bishop has served on the PGA Board of Directors since 2006, and served on the PGA Board of Control from 2002-05. As PGA Vice President, he oversees the finances of The PGA of America. He also was chairman of both the PGA Budget and Finance Committees and is a past chair of the PGA Code of Ethics Task Force.
Bishop was elected to PGA membership in September 1985, and has served in a leadership capacity at either the Section or National levels since 1989. From 1997-98, Bishop served as president of the Indiana PGA Section, and was the 1998 Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He also is a two-time (1996-97) Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient and was the Section 1991 Horton Smith Award winner.
The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association's president, vice president, secretary, honorary president and 17 directors. The directors include representatives from each of The PGA's 14 districts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections.
Bishop's daughter, Ambry, gave his nomination speech for the Vice President position. When she became a PGA Member, she helped make history. Ted and Ambry are the first officer-daughter PGA Members in the history of the PGA.