New Chapter President And Vice President

We are excited to announce Greg Thompson as our new Chapter President. Greg previously served as our Vice President and currently serves as a Director on the First Tee – Florida Gold Coast Board of Directors.

He and his wife Kathy (pictured above left) support First Tee as Trustees. Greg has worked as a CFO with extensive global experience across many industries including chemicals, building products, medical equipment, manufacturing, technology software and services, and public accounting. Greg recently retired as executive vice president and chief financial officer of KEMET following the sale of the company. Greg and his wife Kathy reside in Fort Lauderdale and they both enjoy golf and boating.

Erica Bennett has accepted the role as our Chapter Vice President. Erica has served as a Director since 2019 and has now joined as a Director on the First Tee – Florida Gold Coast Board. Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a master’s degree in Education. She has enjoyed 30 years working in the fields of public relations, marketing, television, and education (all while writing and publishing her book and telling her story to numerous audiences around the globe). She is always paving the way with her commitment to empowerment, purpose, and inclusivity.

The principles that guide her life also are central to her leadership as a co-founder of ORCA Golf and its parent company, 17Yards Golf. She has built and grown ORCA Golf to not only feature quality products but to take a revolutionary stance and grow the golf industry as a whole.