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Jared Rice, Director of Sales & Marketing for THE PLAYERS Championship, named Top Sales Person of 2011 for PGA TOUR

January 19th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Northeast Florida has one of the country’s top sales people in its own backyard! The PGA TOUR recently announced Jared Rice, director of sales & marketing for THE PLAYERS Championship, as its top sales person for the 2011 season at the organization’s winter tournament meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the 15 events that the PGA TOUR owns and operates, Rice was the top sales person for his achievements with THE PLAYERS in Ponte Vedra Beach. Rice and his team increased hospitality and sponsorship sales by 21 percent from the 2010 tournament to the 2011 tournament.

“Jared was the driving force behind boosting sales among corporate partners and sponsors for the 2011 event,” said Matt Rapp, executive director for THE PLAYERS. “What makes those accomplishments even more impressive is the fact that 2011 was his first year in the role. We continue to be impressed with his leadership, drive and dedication to customer service and look forward to another successful year in 2012.”

Rice has worked for the PGA TOUR since 2006, during which he worked in the corporate marketing and retail licensing divisions. Prior to working with the TOUR, Rice was in sales and marketing for the Detroit Red Wings, the Anaheim Angels and the Anaheim Ducks. Rice is actively involved in the Northeast Florida community where he serves on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce and the Winston Family YMCA. Rice has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

THE PLAYERS will take place May 7-13, 2012. More information about THE PLAYERS is available at www.PGATOUR.COM/theplayers. Stay tuned here to find out exciting news and updates about this year’s tournament!

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