The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) appoints Jenell Rayford as Senior Director, Talent Acquisition & Organizational Planning. Hanold Associates’ Maisha Pearson, Sarah Kennedy-Sulahry and Ivy Arlia led the search based in Central Florida.
As Senior Director, Talent Acquisition & Organizational Planning, Jenell will serve as a strategic thought partner to the leadership team across the organization. Jenell will play a key leadership role on the Talent & Culture team, planning, directing and implementing new employee initiatives. In this role, Jenell will report to the Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Milthorpe. Prior to joining LPGA, Jenell served as Manager, Diversity Recruiting Center of Excellence at Southwest Airlines.
As the premier women’s golf league and one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world, LPGA is making a dramatic impact on growing the women’s game through nearly 2,000 LPGA Professionals, grassroots junior and women’s programs, along with The LPGA Foundation charitable endeavors. Under the guidance of Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan, the organization’s nearly 200 employees work with the mission to make the LPGA a recognized global leader in sports and to use its unique platform to empower, inspire and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course. The LPGA is headquartered in Central Florida.