Five Past Presidents attended the 2018 WPGA Annual Meeting. From left, Mark Caliendo, 2016-2017, Ron Moehler 2015-2016, Claudette Graham, 2017-2018, Tim Slavish, 2018-2019, George Anderson, 2008-2009, and Jim Boughner, 2013-2014

Tim Slavish elected 99th WPGA president
By WPGA • November 21, 2018

Tim Slavish, Pittsburgh Field Club, was elected President during the WPGA Annual Meeting at Allegheny Country Club on October 22. He succeeds Claudette Graham of Allegheny and is the 99th WPGA President in the Association’s storied and lengthy history.

The remaining WPGA officers are Rud VanHorn, Hickory Heights, Vice President; Dan Johnston, Treasure Lake, Secretary; and Terry Kenny, South Hills, Treasurer.

Slavish was first elected to the Executive Committee in 2010. He is a long-time volunteer for the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association, first serving as Club Representative from the Field Club. He has been involved in many Association activities and committees including Outreach and Member Services, Championship, and Governance committees, and he continues to serve as a Rules Official for WPGA competitions and USGA Qualifying Rounds.

Slavish is a retired partner of Thorp, Reed & Armstrong/Clark Hill PLC. He currently serves as General Counsel for Aerotech, Inc. A native of Lewistown, PA, he graduated from Villanova University in 1969 and Dickinson School of Law in 1977. Prior to law school, he spent 5 years as a high school teacher and tennis and basketball coach.

Newly elected to the Executive Committee are Paul Bangor, Montour Heights; Colleen Meyers, Oakmont; Chuck Nettles, St Clair; and Tom Reading, Fox Chapel. In addition to Graham, Bob Paris of Lawrence Park, Barbara Russell of Edgewood, and Jim Toras of St. Clair also retired from the Executive Committee.

The following members comprise the 2018-19 Executive Committee: Paul Bangor, Montour Heights; James Beck, Hannastown; Bill Fallon, Oakmont; Ken Flisek, Nevillewood; T.R. Gatti, Indiana; Terry Kenny, South Hills; David Malatak, Sewickley Heights; Colleen Meyers, Oakmont; Glenn Miller, Somerset; Mary Beth Morrissey, Connoquenessing; Chuck Nettles, St. Clair; Carol Onufro, Sunnehanna; Tom Reading, Fox Chapel; Lou Tripodi, Pinecrest; and Craig Walker, Cranberry Highlands.

About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.