As part of the restructuring, Matt Shatto will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer as of January 1, and J.D. Dockstader will become Chief Business Development Officer. Jeff Bollig, Senior Director, Communications, and Greg Lyman, Director of Environmental Programs, will both move on from their roles with GCSAA.
Matt Shatto, city administrator for North Kansas City since 2011, is leaving his current post December 17 to become chief operating officer for the Lawrence-based Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the Kansas City Business Journal reported.
Shatto, who also has worked in city administration for Lenexa and Maryland Heights, Mo., was not available for comment. A release from the GCSAA described his hiring as part of an administrative restructuring of the association, which represents more than 19,000 members in more than 70 countries, the Journal reported.
The release made note of Shatto’s extensive career in public management and also his private-sector experience in helping develop his family’s dairy business, Shatto Milk Co., into a multimillion-dollar company. From 2001 through 2011, Shatto served as a consultant to the Osborn, Mo.-based Shatto Milk. During the last year and a half of that span, Shatto also served as deputy city administrator in Lenexa, the Journal reported.
Shatto will begin his new role on January 1.
Also in the announcement is the appointment of J.D. Dockstader as chief business development officer. In this new role, Dockstader will focus on revenue generation and increasing brand awareness, with focus on areas such as international initiatives, partnerships and new business opportunities.
As part of the changes, Jeff Bollig and Greg Lyman will be moving on from their roles with GCSAA. Bollig served in a variety of communications positions during his time at GCSAA, most notably his tenure as senior director, communications. Lyman completes his tenure at GCSAA as director of environmental programs.