CHAIR 
Dave Klewan

        General Manager
   The Genesis Invitational
 TGR Live | TGR Foundation

 

In February 2019, Dave Klewan was elected Chairman of the Sports Council, succeeding Tony Sciarrino (2018 2019) and becoming only the sixth person to hold the title of Chair since the inception of the Sports Council in 1988. Klewan previously served as a Vice-Chair on the Sports Council’s 85-member Board.

Klewan serves as General Manager of The Genesis Invitational, one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and held at the iconic Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. The tournament has a long and storied history having originated as the Los Angeles Open in 1926. It’s an annual fixture on Southern California’s sports calendar and has been operated by Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation since 2016. Under Klewan’s leadership, The Genesis Invitational has achieved record-setting growth in revenue, community impact and attendance as it has transformed into a “can’t miss” event.  Additionally, the tournament consistently ranks among the most spectator-friendly sporting events in Southern California and is one of the favorite PGA TOUR stops among golfers.

Klewan previously served as a Vice-Chair on the Sports Council’s Executive Board and has spent nearly 20 years in leadership roles across the Greater Los Angeles sports landscape. Prior to joining TGR Foundation and The Genesis Invitational, he served as the general manager of the World Series of Beach Volleyball & Management Plus Enterprises. In that position, Klewan oversaw operational and sponsorship needs for the international event that welcomed more than 60,000 attendees and 25 million viewers worldwide annually.  Since relocating to California in 2003, Klewan has also served in Los Angeles-based leadership roles with the Los Angeles Marathon and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.

 
 
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