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The Suburbanite
  • First Tee of Canton has new leadership

  • Gregg Schorsten has retired as the board chair of The First Tee of Canton, with Shawn Katusin taking over that position. Schorsten founded the chapter and served as board chair since its inception in 2002.

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  • Gregg Schorsten has retired as the board chair of The First Tee of Canton, with Shawn Katusin taking over that position. Schorsten founded the chapter and served as board chair since its inception in 2002.
    “He has done a fine job leading this chapter over the years, and has been a fixture at home office events,” said Mark Lowry, senior director of The First Tee East Territory.
    Schorsten will remain as an adviser, along with Don Padgett of Akron and Lowry.
    The chapter also voted in Brent Belles as vice chair. The other officers include Abby Marchisio, who will serve as secretary and legal counsel, and treasurer Joe Ovnic.
    The trustees include Eric Belden, John Belden, Scott DeMuesy, Steve Deuble, Aaron Geh, Dustin Hennessy, Tim Hudec, Jim Logue, John Marks, Charles McDonald, Chuck Moore, Bill Nolan, Kathryn Siegfield, Bob Stewart, Mike Walpole and Javan Yoder.
    Doug Mills remains as the executive director, and his staff includes Guy Bertram, life skills educator; Kim Nicely, office manager, Terry Taylor, golf pro; and Harvey Walker, maintenance supervisor.
    The First Tee Canton, located at 2515 25th St. NE, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to impact the lives of young people of Stark County by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote positive character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. For more information, call 330-452-5331.