Naval Academy Golf Association Names Amanda Gates Director for Administration and Marketing
Sept. 12, 2017
Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Amanda Gates has been appointed as the Naval Academy Golf Association Director for Administration and Marketing. Over the past several years, the Naval Academy, along with the United States Naval Academy Foundation, Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) and Naval Academy Golf Association (NAGA) has implemented a multi-million dollar, multi-phase, renovation of the golf course and facilities. In this position, Gates will focus on enhancing current member experience, increasing membership, and both broadening and strengthening community engagement.
"The U.S. Naval Academy and Navy Athletics are among the most revered and esteemed entities among our American institutions, with a culture and sense of camaraderie that's second to none," Gates said. "I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work among this elite group of athletes and leaders in collegiate athletics. The Naval Academy Golf Club is an Academy landmark and I look forward to working with NAGA to elevate the course and its amenities, while showcasing the classic, historic design. The outcome of the current restoration and expansion is breathtaking. I am beyond excited to execute the next phase of development and welcoming more of the community to this beautiful venue."
"Our recent progress on many fronts at Greenbury Point makes it one of the most exciting times in decades at the Naval Academy Golf Course," Gladchuk said. "The advancements have been significant and our vision for the future is being realized one step at a time. The next step is hiring a proven professional in marketing, promotions, membership administration and graphic design. Amanda fits all the criteria to assist us in broadening our reach for new members and promoting the wonderful facility we have and continue to advance. She is a terrific addition to our staff."
Prior to joining the NAAA, Gates led membership marketing for the U.S. Naval Institute, which boasts more than 50,000 members and a 143 year history of naval excellence in writing and publication. In the years prior to her work with the Institute, Gates directed corporate marketing efforts for a top-tier federal contractor whose portfolio included clients such as the FDA, HHS, CDC, and NOAA. She also spent several years in design and deployment of biometric systems and identity management programs for the U.S. Army's Biometric Task Force.
Gates graduated from West Virginia University in 2002 and currently lives in Annapolis, where she is active in the sailing community, various volunteer organizations, and an ardent fan of Navy sports.