Steranka to retire from PGA of America
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Steranka is retiring at the end of the year as chief executive of the PGA of America.
The 53-year-old Steranka will have spent seven years as CEO when he steps down Dec. 31. He said Wednesday he wants to find a new challenge.
In the meantime, he'll preside over a big year for the PGA of America, which oversees club pros and runs the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.
It launched a program called "Golf 2.0" to attract more people to the sport, and the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup at Medinah in September.
Steranka said a search committee would be formed in the next few weeks, and a successor would be in place by the end of the year.