The Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) recently announced Justin Apel as the association’s executive director. The move was made effective at the GCBAA general membership meeting at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando.
“I’m excited to lead the GCBAA into what will be a defining period for the association,” Apel said. “I intend to use my knowledge of associations, government and technology to continue the advancement of the GCBAA.”
Since 2006, Apel has served the GCBAA as executive assistant and most recently as assistant executive director. Before joining the GCBAA, Apel was the information and education director for the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, the trade association for Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, for four years. He also spent two years from 2000 to 2002 as legislative aide to Nebraska State Sen. Cap Dierks, who chaired the Agriculture Committee.
Apel holds a Bachelor’s of Agricultural Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He fills the role vacated by Paul Foley, who announced he was retiring after serving in the capacity since 2006.