Chairman Arnold Palmer has announced a restructuring of the executive staff of the Palmer Course Design Company “in order to best serve our customers and ensure the long-term success of the business.”
The new structure is as follows:
- Ed Seay – President
- Erik Larsen – Executive Vice President, Senior Golf Course Architect and Managing Director
- Deborah Thode – Senior Vice President and Director of Business
- Harrison Minchew – Vice President, Senior Golf Course Architect and Director of Design Services
- Vicki Martz – Vice President, Senior Golf Course Architect and Director of Environmental Services
Palmer Course Design Company has been a worldwide leader in golf course architecture for more than 35 years. Understanding and executing client needs resulting in beautiful and enjoyable golf courses has been and will continue to be the company’s mandate from Arnold Palmer, its founder. “This reorganization will keep PCDC postured to continue its services for years to come,” Palmer said.
Ed Seay, who joined Palmer in the formation of the highly-successful company in 1974, is recuperating from a recent surgical procedure as part of his recovery from cancer and is back in his office on a part-time basis.
Erik Larsen received his degree in Landscape/Horticulture from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, a full member of the Urban Land Institute and a registered landscape architect. Since joining Palmer Course Design Company in 1983, Erik has been involved in the design of more than 100 completed golf courses worldwide. Erik will be focused on developing new business while running the company for Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.
Deborah Thode joined Palmer Course Design Company in 1988 and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. She is currently enrolled at Jacksonville University where she is pursuing her Masters in Business Administration. Deborah is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the areas of budget and fiscal management, public and community relations, corporate affairs, human resources, and general business operations as well as developing new business.
Harrison Minchew received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. He is a regular member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Since joining Palmer Course Design Company in 1982, Harrison has been involved in the design of more than 100 completed golf courses worldwide. Harrison will be responsible for ensuring the overall quality of plans, specifications, and construction inspection services as well as continuing in his role as a Senior Golf Course Architect.
Vicki Martz majored in Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky and is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects, Florida Native Plant Society and the Executive Women’s Golf Association. Since joining Palmer Course Design Company in 1985, Mrs. Martz has been involved in the design of more than 60 completed golf courses worldwide. In addition to her duties as a Senior Golf Course Architect, Vicki will be coordinating and assisting the owner’s consultants in preparing comprehensive environmental site assessments. This includes wetlands management, permitting, native grass and plant selection, and evaluation of wildlife habitat.
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