An industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the golf business, Barb has served as Chief Executive Officer of the OGA since November, 2007. In addition to overseeing the daily affairs of the state amateur golf association, she is also responsible for the operations of the association-owned OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, OR.
Prior to joining the OGA, Barb was Founder and President of VisionFore Solutions, an independent global golf consulting company specializing in event management, competitions expertise and Rules education. Before establishing her company, Barb was Senior VP of Tournament Operations for the LPGA Tour, having served in that role for 19 years, beginning her tenure as a Rules official in 1987. Widely regarded as an internationally respected Rules expert and golf administrator, she was one of the first women to be invited to officiate The Masters, Open Championship (British Open), US Open and PGA Championship. She served on the USGA Rules of Golf Committee for 15 years, contributing to the changing and updating of the Rules of the game during that time.
A graduate of the University of Alabama and Crimson Tide football fan, Barb is a Class A member of the PGA of America and has also held roles as PGA club professional and Division I college golf coach. She resides in Portland, OR and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities in her spare time.