Two PGA members from the Pacific Northwest Section have been selected for the 2020-2021 Class of PGA LEAD: Carrie DeGree of Columbia Edgewater Country Club and Carissa Shaw of Griffin Golf. They join 13 others from around the country, who will come together for the first time at the PGA Show to kick off this two-year leadership development program.

Simultaneously, the 15 PGA members of the PGA LEAD Class of 2019-2020 will enter into their second year in the program, including PNW PGA member Caleb Hung, and will also be hosted by the Association at the PGA Show. Past PGA LEAD members of the Pacific Northwest Section also include Lacy Erickon, Ryan Young, Howie Pruitt, Jorge Diaz, Robyn Lorain and Quincy Heard.

PGA LEAD was launched by the PGA of America and its National Diversity & Inclusion Committee in 2016 in an effort to identify, mentor and progress a dedicated group of PGA members from diverse backgrounds, who aspire to leadership roles within the Association, on a guided path. Six PGA LEAD members or alumni have gone on to attain Section Officer or Board Directorships. In addition, 15 PGA LEAD members or alumni will be participating on National Committees in 2019-2020.