2019 GWGA Directors

President

JoAnn Setliffe - Woodstock


Home Course: Pinetree Country Club - Kennesaw


Career:Co-Owner - America’s Home Lender


For the last fifteen years JoAnn has enjoyed playing and promoting women’s golf. She has served in various capacities in her local LGA including President, Tournament Chair and Publicity Chair. In 2010 she served as President of the Georgia Women’s Tournament of Champions. She is also actively involved in organizing golf tournaments to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Prior to golf JoAnn worked in many capacities in the field of electronics. She has been employed as a Department Manager, Operations/Project Manager, Account Executive of computer sales and spent many years as a Computer Technician.

 

JoAnn received an Associate of Science degree from Oxnard College, California.

First Vice President / Tournament Director

Sissi Gann - Houston County


Home Course: Houston Lakes


GWGA Honorary Life Member


Golf History: 

  • 4-Time Winner GSGA Women's 4-Ball Tournament
  • Winner GWGA 4-Ball Tournament
  • GSGA Senior Director
  • Winner - GSGA Bill Todd Award 2013
  • Former Chair: GSGA Women's Tournament Committee
  • Serves on GSGA Nominating Committee, Championship Committee, Site Committee and Rules and Competition Committee
  • Committee member Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, USGA Regional Affairs Committee, Former GWGA Board Member, Ga Representative for the Women's Southern Golf Assn
  • Ga Representative for the Women's Trans National Golf Assn
  • Captained Two National USGA Women's State Championships 2009 & 2011

Second Vice President / Rules Chair

JoAnn Timm - Hampton


Home Course: Sun City Peachtree Golf Club - Griffin


Career: Military retiree - 35 years of service.

A graduate of the Minnesota School of Business in computer programming JoAnn went on to join the Air Force. Assignments included Grand Forks, ND, Kwang Ju Korea, Clark Air Base Philippines and then back to Minnesota.


After 13 years of service JoAnn joined the Army. Specializing in logistics she worked directly for the Commander of Headquarters. She was responsible for inventory control of all soldier equipment accomplishing this task with 100% accuracy. During her military career she earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and General Business as well as a Master of Science in Research Management and Human Resources.


In retirement JoAnn is busy golfing and volunteering within the golf community. She volunteers with GSGA as a rules official. A few favorite assignments are with the Georgia State Junior and High School golf teams. She also volunteers with the Symetra, PGA and LPGA tours. In addition, she is Chairman of the board for the Mid-GA Ladies Golf Association and a former President of the Griffin Ladies Golf Association.

Corresponding Secretary

Nina Fanning - Newnan


Home Course: Newnan Country Club - Newnan


Career: Owner - Secretaries Unlimited, RN - Department of Surgery UAB, Surgical Nurse - private practice General Surgeon


While working as a Surgical Nurse for a private practice General Surgeon in Atlanta, Nina realized medical satellite offices were becoming popular and necessary. She began assisting physicians in setting up and managing their second office. This led her to start her own business, Secretaries Unlimited. A secretarial service and executive suite center which she operated for ten years. Taking many years off to raise children she went back to work for another ten years outsourcing HR services to small businesses.


Nina has served as President of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Alumni of Leadership North Fulton and Leadership Coweta. She has logged over 800 hours as a single engine pilot and, co-researched “A Pilot’s Guide to the Bahamas.” as well as completing the Coweta-UGA Master’s Gardner’s program.


Her love affair with golf began when she was 37. She has been a Ladies Club Champion at two different clubs as well as a Senior Ladies Champion. As a member of The Hole In One Club she continues to perfect her game.

Recording Secretary

JoAnn Timm - Hampton


Home Course: Sun City Peachtree Golf Club - Griffin


Career: Military retiree - 35 years of service.


A graduate of the Minnesota School of Business in computer programming JoAnn went on to join the Air Force. Assignments included Grand Forks, ND, Kwang Ju Korea, Clark Air Base Philippines and then back to Minnesota.


After 13 years of service JoAnn joined the Army. Specializing in logistics she worked directly for the Commander of Headquarters. She was responsible for inventory control of all soldier equipment accomplishing this task with 100% accuracy. During her military career she earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and General Business as well as a Master of Science in Research Management and Human Resources.


In retirement JoAnn is busy golfing and volunteering within the golf community. She volunteers with GSGA as a rules official. A few favorite assignments are with the Georgia State Junior and High School golf teams. She also volunteers with the Symetra, PGA and LPGA tours. In addition, she is Chairman of the board for the Mid-GA Ladies Golf Association and a former President of the Griffin Ladies Golf Association.

Treasurer

Janet Norris -  Eatonton


Home Course: Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee - Greensboro


Career: Sales/Marketing Rep. - IVANS Division of IBM Global Network Senior Sales Rep. - Dateq


Janet and her husband of 22 years retired to Reynolds Plantation in 1998. There she has been able to pursue her passion for golf. She has enjoyed being actively involved in the 200+ ladies golf association and has served as President of the league. She is also an involved member of the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church and a strong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Janet’s other passions include hunting, fishing and gardening.

Assistant Treasurer

Jo Higgins - Marietta


Home Course: Pinetree - Kennesaw


Career:   transportation consulting 

services


Jo Higgins has been passionate about golf since she was a child, thanks to her father. One of six siblings with four of them brothers, she has been involved in sports her entire life and tries to compete as best her body will let her these days. 


For over 20 years, Jo has served on state and local golf related boards in varying capacities including BOD president, rules official, treasurer, tournament chair and many other volunteer positions that helped grow the game of golf. She is a recent transplant from Colorado, arriving in Georgia in 2017. On the education front, 


Jo has dual degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has an analytical mind, thus a natural fit to have a career in the transportation planning and engineering profession for the past 32 years. She has worked on projects all over the world, and continues to provide transportation consulting services to clients today. 



Membership

Mary Woodfin - Villa Rica


Home Course: Mirror Lake - Villa Rica


Career: Educator


Mary worked in education for 31 years and now loves to spend her time playing golf. She participates in the GWGA Four Ball and State Am Tournaments, as well as GSGA events.


She's an avid LGA member and has been in key rolls in organizing Play Days and other tournament events.


She has joined GWGA to encourage women of all ages to play golf.

Consultant / Historian / Co-Treasurer

Phyllis Cox - Cedartown


Home Course: Cherokee Golf and Country Club - Cedartown


Past President GWGA 2016


Career: Certified Public Accountant,MBA, Management - Georgia Power (GPC)


Phyllis completed her MBA at Jacksonville Univ and BS in Mathematics and Accounting at Berry College. Utilizing her financial and technological experience, Phyllis has been able to move GWGA forward in these capacities. While working at GPC she became active in promoting women’s golf, becoming one of the founding members of the Executive Women’s Golf League (EWGA) in the Atlanta area. 


Phyllis has served as GWGA President and multiple GWGA roles, the President of the North Georgia Ladies Golf Association, President of the Greater Atlanta Area Ladies Tournament of Champions, Secretary of the Cherokee Golf and Country Club as well as several other advisory committees.

Tournament Mgt - Golf Genius

Tracy Lindsey - Jesup


Home Course: Pine Forest Country Club - Jesup


Career: Partner - Bennett & Lindsey PC, Special Assistant Attorney General, Consultant/Webmaster - Rayonier Corporate Communications Southeast


Tracy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Her law firm provides pro bono services to the Wayne CountyIndustrial Development Authority, Boys & Girls Club of the Altamaha area, and Fairhaven Domestic Abuse Shelter.


Tracy is the Treasurer of the Jesup Bar Association and Wayne County Law Library, as well as Wayne County of Commerce & Vice Chair 2008-2015.


As a native of eastern North Carolina her love of all things nautical was born. Growing up she spent her time water skiing and sailing the Ablemarle Sound. In 2004 she earned her Captain’s license. She loved piloting her Boston Whaler, until her love of golf consumed her free time.


     


Scoreboard

Pam Mitchell - Atlanta


Home Course: Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee - Eatonton


Career: Marketing Coordinator - Lanier Business Products


Forever busy with her properties, Pam is the Owner/President of Petty LLC. An

upscale retail commercial property in Seaside, FL. In addition, she is Owner/President of SWK Liam LLC, an oceanfront rental condominium in the beautiful Watersound Community in Florida. She also enjoys spending time in the prestigious Cuscowilla golf

community where she is Co-Owner and Managing Partner of AIGT LLC. A multiplex condominium complex located on Lake Oconee. A lifetime member of the Auburn University Alumni Association with a B.S. in Business, Pam has also worked for Gap Inc, and Banana Republic.

Pam serves as the Secretary of the Claude A. and Johann S. Petty Foundation which provides funds to charitable causes. In addition, she served on the board of the Atlanta Country Club Ladies Golf Association for six years. This is her fourth year serving on the GWGA board.


When she’s not promoting golf, Pam is a very dedicated to her family. She has two sons Spencer and Will and two grandchildren Liam and Rylin. Her favorite colors are orange and blue. Go War Eagle!

Trophies

Maria Johnson - Jesup


Home Course: Pine Forest Country Club - Jesup


Career: Payroll Supervisor/Cost Accountant - Rayonier Inc.


Born and raised in the Philippines, Maria came to the states to study at the University of Hawaii. She received her BS in Accounting at City University in Seattle. 


She has one son Kevin, who has participated in the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour and American Junior Golf Tour.


Maria enjoys participating in national and state level competitions. Earning the title of top medalist at the Washington State Sectional she qualified to compete in the 1995 US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship in Essex, MA. Partnered with Danielle Davis in 2004, they won the GSGA State Team held at Wilmington Island Country Club in Savannah, GA. She participated as a co-captain in the GA-FL Team Match Competition, now known as the Women’s Southeastern Challenge Match. At Doublegate Country Club in Albany she was runner up in the Inaugural Women’s Match Play 2011. She has been the Pine Forest Country Club Champion since 1997.

Currently the Pine Forest Ladies Golf Association in-house Tournament Chair and Treasurer of the Pine Forest Country Club Homeowner’s Association.

Fundraising

Betsy Butler - Atlanta


Home Course: Cullasaja Club 


Career: Founder - Blue Sky Real Estate Group, Associate Broker - Remax Metro


With a B.S. degree in Biology and an MBA degree in Finance from Georgia State University, Betsy has a proven track record in business. Early in her career she worked as a Financial Advisor for Smith Barney. She then joined the investment banking division of Central Bank of the South in Birmingham, AL. As Vice President in the investment division she led the division’s move from using a service bureau to its own in-house hardware and software systems. Subsequent positions in the investment division include, Manager of Central Bank Discount Brokerage and Manager of the retail bond sales department.

In other roles, Betsy owned a Central Park restaurant franchise, the first drive-thru only chain in the country. 

She has also served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Athletic Excellence whose mission is to support Georgia athletes in their pursuit of competing in the Olympics. As Executive Director, Betsy led fundraising campaigns and established innovative counseling and coaching programs for young athletes. Most recently she served on the Board of Sally Ride Science for three years.

Betsy competed on the women’s professional tennis circuit in the late 1970’s. 


As a single digit handicap golfer, she won the 2012 GSGA Team Championship.

Social Media Director

Gina Franklin - Atlanta


Home Course: Eagle’s Landing Country Club - Stockbridge


Career: Owner - Magic Meal Solutions Catering, Certified PT, Manager/Corporate

Trainer - PF Chang’s China Bistro.


As a native of Southern California Gina loves all things outdoors. She took up golf five years ago. The love of the game was instantaneous as well as the humbling factor it provides. It’s her first year serving on the GWGA Board.


At 23 years old she left Southern Cal in search of adventure on the East Coast and never looked back. With ambitions set on a culinary career she joined the management team of a new company to the southeast, PF Chang’s China Bistro. After 14 years of service she decided to turn her love of cooking into a full-time business. She started her

own company offering catering and personal chef services. In 2009 she combined her love of food and fitness earning a Personal Training certificate at the National Personal Training Institute.


Gina currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Mystery Valley Ladies Golf Association. She also participates in various ladies’ leagues, including Stone Mountain Golf Club, Eagles Landing Country Club and Mid-GA. She is looking forward to being a volunteer at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship at the Shoal Creek Golf

and Country Club in Alabama this year.

Chair of the Board

Terri Breyman - Savannah


Home Course: The Landings Club - Savannah


Career: Educator/Administrator - Fairfax County Public Schools


Receiving a B.A. in psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage Terri headed to the Philippines as a Peace Corp volunteer (1977 - 1978). Upon retuning to the states she married and continued her education earning a teaching certificate from the University of California, Irvine. She holds two masters degrees in Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a third master’s degree, a VA Principal License from George Mason University


As a single digit handicap golfer Terri has won her local Club Championship and Senior Championship. To further her knowledge of rules she has taken the USGA rules class. When Terri isn’t on the golf course she dedicates her time as a member of the Savannah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Alexandria, Louisiana Chapter. She has also taken the UGA extension - Chatham County Master Gardner course, leading her to serve on The Landings Gold Club Standard Committee.