PDGA Board of Directors


As a result of the summer elections and other circumstances, your PDGA Board of Directors has undergone a number of recent changes to its makeup.

Incumbents, Kevin McCoy and Peter Shive received the most votes in the recent elections earning new 3-year terms beginning September 1, 2013, however Peter Shive notified the Board that he did not plan on taking office when the new terms began in September stating, “I regret having to leave the Board. I would be happy discuss the reasons at greater length with any future Board member. I wish the best to the current Board and to the PDGA.” As a result, the Board made the decision to appoint Shawn Sinclair, the candidate with the third highest number of votes in the elections, to fill the vacated seat.

Yesterday, Avery Jenkins officially tendered his resignation announcing, "I hereby resign my position on the Board of Directors so that I can focus my energies on my game and other outside initiatives to promote the sport. I felt that as a Board Member I could only do so much to give back to the sport but I feel that as Player that I can do so much more to increase the exposure of Disc Golf Worldwide. Thanks to everyone including fellow players and PDGA members for their tremendous support."  In remaining consistent with how the previous vacated seat was filled, the Board appointed Dave West, the candidate with the next highest number of votes in the elections, to fill the unexpired term of Jenkins.

The Board vote was unanimous on both appointments and they felt that taking the candidates in order by number of votes in the recent elections was the best way to fill the vacated seats while ensuring that the choices of PDGA members were used in the process. Your PDGA Board members for the 2013-2014 terms are:

  • Bob Decker
  • Rebecca Duffy
  • Kevin McCoy
  • Karolyn O’Cull
  • Rick Rothstein
  • Shawn Sinclair
  • Dave West

On Tuesday evening September 3rd, the Board of Directors met for their monthly teleconference, to elect officers and select committee liaisons. The process for the election of Board officers is available in Section 4 of the PDGA Bylaws, and the following officers were unanimously elected:

President - Rebecca Duffy

The President shall act as the PDGA Commissioner and shall be the principal executive officer of the Corporation. The President shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Corporation, and shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. He or she may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Corporation thereunto authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments, which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the Corporation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed or executed; and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

Vice President- Rick Rothstein

In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice-President (or in the event there be more than one Vice-President, the Vice-Presidents in the order of their election) shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. Any Vice-President shall perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors.

Treasurer - Robert Decker, CPA

The Treasurer: (a) have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds of the Corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of Article V of these Bylaws; and, (b) in general perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors.

Secretary – Kevin McCoy

The Secretary shall: (a) keep the Minutes of the Board of Directors' meetings in one or more books provided for that purpose; (b) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; (c) be custodian of the corporate records; and, (d) in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors.

Your Board of Directors will meet face-to-face on September 23-24 in Portland Oregon for the 2013 PDGA Fall Summit. The two day meetings will immediately follow the U.S. Women’s Disc Golf Championships in Portland and all PDGA members are invited to attend. The Board and office staff kindly asks all PDGA members to join with us in extending our most sincere thanks to Peter Shive and Avery Jenkins for their service to the association. We also ask you to join us in welcoming Shawn Sinclair and Dave West to the Board.