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Board of Directors

Jackie Cannizzo, President


Jackie is the daughter of Esther and Joe Cannizzo. She is a PGA Professional and the Founder of Dare to Golf. An accomplished teachers,  she is a US KIDS GOLF Master Teacher and is also listed as one of the top ten teachers in the state of Georgia according to Golf Digest.She has been recognized at a leader in junior golf. Jackie has recently taken on the role of C5 Georgia, a non profit dedicated to youth development. She resides in Duluth, GA.


Kelley Cannizzo-Champa, Vice President

Kelley is the daughter of Esther and Joe Cannizzo. She lives in Syracuse, NY. She has two sons, Nicholas Champa of Los Angeles and Timmy Champa of Syracuse. She is the Director of Operation for Syracuse University's Chancellor. 

Joseph F. Cannizzo, Jr.,Vice President

Joe is the son of Esther and Joe Cannizzo.  He is the Owner and President of "C" Music Corporation.  Jo is married with five children and lives in Fayetteville, NY. 

Charlene Pletz, Director of Communications

Char is a marketing and advertising executive. She lives in Duluth, GA.

Kim Tucker, Secretary

Kim is a senior marketing manager for Pepsico.  She lives in Suwanee, GA.

Additional Board Members
Toni Ann Tropea, Treasurer
Retired business woman
Lisa Chirichetti, Director
PGA Professional, Real Estate Professional/Coldwell Banker
Richie Deason, Director
COO of Atlantic Coast Consulting
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