OMAHA, Neb., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes (HJGH) – The First Tee of Omaha has selected Chris Shives as the new Executive Director of the [501(c) 3] nonprofit organization.
"Mr. Shives is truly the ideal candidate to lead our program," said Danette Hogan, Board Chair. "He is a successful nonprofit strategist and administrator with an extremely relevant golf background, having competed and coached at the college level. Mr. Shives has also managed a golf course which is very important as we are the only program in the country with the strategic advantage of its own course."
Mr. Shives is an accomplished nonprofit professional, securing significant funding growth from area partners and special events. He has assembled effective executive leadership teams and has demonstrated ability to leverage outsourced resources to assist in growing revenue to support programs.
Chris Shives is a Papillion native and comes to the HJGH – The First Tee of Omaha from the American Heart Association where he was Director of Development. Before the American Heart Association, he coached both the men's and women's golf teams at Iowa Western Community College. During his 5 years at IWCC he lead the men's team to the NJCAA National Championship three times and guided the women to a top 10 national ranking, with many of his players earning scholarships to 4-year institutions.
"This (Executive Director) position is a dream come true for me," said Mr. Shives, "I love working with kids, I love the game and I am passionate about the community impact that the growth of our program will bring. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with our community's business and civic leaders."
About Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes – The First Tee of Omaha
Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes – The First Tee of Omaha is a [501(c) 3] nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide learning facilities and educational programs that promote academics, character development and life enhancing values, using the game of golf as the "hook".
While teaching golf to youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to have access to the game is an important part of what they do, their primary objective for the past 19 years has been and continues to be teaching the values that are inherent in the game and promoting academic success. The "9 Core Values" that they stress are: courtesy, honesty, respect, integrity, sportsmanship, responsibility, confidence, judgment, and perseverance. For more information, please visit http://www.thefirstteeomaha.org.
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