Alice has a unique blend of management and corporate training background. With over 25 years of corporate business experience, she was a corporate officer for the Kohler Co. responsible for the growth and development of its hospitality and real estate sector. Worldwide recognition of service quality, significant reductions in employee turnover, creativity in customer offerings, and profit levels that exceeded industry norms were achieved through her leadership. In addition to overseeing the development of new spas, private clubs, real estate, and golf courses for Kohler Co., she managed the acquisition and operational integration of the Old Course Hotel Resort and Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Prior to her role as a business leader, Alice spent several years in corporate training and specialized in team building through all levels of the organization. Her career began as a college business instructor where she developed special programs for businesses in addition to classroom teaching. She has a BA degree in Office Administration and Business Education and an MA in Business and Marketing Education from Michigan State University and certifications from Cornell University.
Alice served as General Chair for the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and 2004 PGA Championship. She has served as an officer on boards for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Visiting Nurses Association, Lakeshore Technical College Foundation, and Wisconsin State Golf Association.Alice Edland