Sandy Cross, Vice Chair, PGA of America Senior Director of D&I

A member of the PGA of America staff since 1996, Sandy serves as Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, advancing the organization's commitment to education and training onThe Fundamentals of Diversity & InclusionandThe Language of Inclusion™,workforce diversification, supplier inclusion, and community engagement.  Prior to her appointment in her current role in 2014, Sandy served as Director of Women's and New Market Initiatives, leading the "Connecting With Her" strategic initiative to grow women's participation in golf.  Sandy was also Director of Business Development for nine years and secured, activated and fostered partnerships for the PGA, its Championships, and membership programs.

Sandy currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of LOOPER Golf,Women's Golf Journal, and Black Girls Golf.  In addition to her participation on GOLF 20/20's Diversity Task Force, she is also active on GOLF 20/20's Women's Task Force.

Sandy holds a Masters of Sport Administration from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from University of Buffalo where she played NCAA Division I volleyball.   She earned her Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) credential from the Institute of Diversity Certification in 2016.