Golf: Susan Pikitch new Chair of the LPGA Foundation Board. USGA / JONATHAN KOLBE

The LPGA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, has announced Susan Pikitch as the new Chair of the LPGA Foundation Board of Directors. 

Nancy Henderson, President of the LPGA Foundation, congratulated her for the new charge."Susan Pikitch's appointment as Chair of the Board of the LPGA Foundation symbolises the powerful synergy between the USGA and the LPGA in advancing the mission of empowering girls and women on and off the golf course." 

"Her leadership exemplifies a commitment to fostering inclusivity and opportunity within the sport and inspiring future generations of female golfers to excel," she added. 

"It has been an honour to serve on the Board of the LPGA Foundation and now to be named Chair. Golf is a personal and professional passion of mine, as is making the game more welcoming and diverse to those who play it. The LPGA Foundation reaches girls and women of all ages and abilities through its various programmes," said Susan Pikitch.

She became the first Chief Financial Officer of the United States of America Golf Association (USGA) in 2015, where she provides strategic, operational and financial leadership critical to the continued evolution and development of the organisation. She currently serves as the USGA's Chief Financial Officer. 

In addition to her financial responsibilities, she oversees the USGA Museum & Library, the USGA Foundation, facilities, information technology and the GHIN platform and golfer app. Among other notable accomplishments, Pikitch led the turnaround and implementation of the new GHIN technology platform in 2020. 

Susan has decades of diverse experience as a senior financial and operational executive in a variety of industries, including public accounting, consulting, financial services, media, publishing, and data services. 

She has spent the majority of her career serving public, for-profit companies, most notably at Standard & Poor's/McGraw-Hill. Prior to joining the USGA, Susan was CFO for the Law and Business division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of solutions and expertise for legal, healthcare and business compliance professionals.

At Wolters Kluwer, Pikitch helped transform the company from a traditional print research organisation to a more digitally focused business. A native New Yorker, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and accounting from Brooklyn College and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

The LPGA is committed to being the global leader in women's golf and to using our unique platform to empower, inspire and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.

The organisation's commitment to changing the face of golf focuses on making the sport more diverse, accessible, and inclusive. As the philanthropic arm of the LPGA, the LPGA Foundation achieves its vision through the programs of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Leadership Academies, and by providing grants and scholarships to those in financial need. The Foundation also includes the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, the recreational arm of the LPGA with 16,000 members.