Here is the release from the PGA of America …
Mary Ann Sullivan and Peter T. Knobloch Named Co-Chairs
for 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
WESTCHESTER, N.Y. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Mary Ann Sullivan and Peter T. Knobloch have been named co-chairs of the inaugural KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, to be held June 9-14, 2015, at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.
Sullivan, a 19-year member at Westchester, has been active in golf at both the club and in the region. She served as the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association representative for Westchester for 4 years and is currently on the Green Committee at Westchester. Sullivan was also a committee chair for the 2011 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship played at Westchester.
Knobloch, a Westchester member since 1981, was the CEO of RJ Palmer Inc., a leading global media agency. Prior to joining RJ Palmer in 1992, Knobloch worked at NBC in sales management for the network television division. He was also asked to oversee advertising sales for NBC’s cable start-up network, Sportschannel America. Knobloch has served on the Westchester Country Club Green and Tournament Committees.
Carrying on the 60-year legacy of the LPGA Championship, KPMG, the PGA of America and the LPGA have joined forces to create the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the first-of-its-kind major championship. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship brings together a world-class, annual major golf championship with a women’s leadership summit and an ongoing community initiative to inspire and develop new generations of women leaders.
“Westchester Country Club is honored to host a major championship in women’s golf,” said Sullivan, “Having been the home to a men’s PGA TOUR event for several decades, our club is excited to be the site of an inaugural event of this caliber that expands women’s leadership on and off the course.”
The Championship – sponsored by KPMG – will be broadcast in partnership with Golf Channel and NBC, and will be operated by the PGA of America in close collaboration with the LPGA.