Fred Perpall has been nominated as the United States Golf Association’s president-elect, and when he takes office in 2023, he will be the organization’s first Black president since its founding in 1894.
The current USGA president, Stu Francis, will be in his third and final year in office next year. Francis is also a member of the USGA’s Executive Committee, which is made up of 15 volunteers who provide strategic and financial oversight to the organization’s policy-making and governing board. Perpall will serve as the president-elect for a year following Francis, a role created in 2019 to help with the transition.
Perpall, a Bahamas native, has been on the Executive Committee alongside Francis for the past two years and is the chair of the Championship Committee while also sitting on the Amateur Status Committee.
Mike Whan, the USGA’s CEO, said in a statement, “I’m delighted to work with Stu, Fred, and all of the members of the USGA Executive Committee.” “I appreciate their devotion to and passion for the game’s future, as well as their support of the organization and its purpose.”
Perpall, 47, is the CEO of The Beck Group, where he oversees the company’s domestic and worldwide architectural design, planning, real estate consulting, and construction operations.
We are delighted to announce Fred Perpall has been nominated to serve as president-elect of the USGA.
The Executive Committee will again be led in 2022 by Stu Francis who will be serving the final year of his three-year term as USGA president.
— USGA (@USGA) December 7, 2021
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington, and he is a Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program graduate. Perpall was a member of the 1994 Bahamas National Basketball Team and raced track in college.
Perpall was a member of the Trinity Forest Golf Club’s Board of Trustees in Dallas, where he assisted in the construction of the course that now hosts Southern Methodist University’s golf program, as well as various charitable tournaments and events for the Dallas chapter of The First Tee.
In addition, Baltimore native Sinclair Eaddy Jr. and Boynton Beach, Florida resident Kevin Hammer were both nominated to serve on the executive committee for a three-year term.