Partner Roy Group
Originally hailing from Saskatchewan, Ian Chisholm is a Founding Partner of Roy Group (RoyGroup.net) and a pioneer in the field of executive development. “Chiz" is a personal resource to leaders and their teams, where his unique ability on the Roy Group team connects with people and relates ideas through story and concept - engendering deep personal and unstoppable cultural change.
A former CEO in Europe, “Chiz" guided the challenging operational startup of the award-winning Columba 1400 International Leadership Centre on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It was on Skye, where Ian co-created 'The Gemini Project’ - bringing together executive leaders from the UK’s financial sector with street-smart young leaders from tough-socio economic realities. The Gemini Project became a fixture in the leadership development initiatives of Ernst & Young, Halifax - Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB. As CEO, Chiz led Sir Tom Hunter’s legacy project - rekindling an entrepreneurial mindset across Scotland through the targeted development of school principals. To this day (20 years later), every Head and Deputy Head teacher in Scotland is trained in leadership at the Centre on Skye.
Prior to this adventure on the Isle of Skye, Ian served as the Director of Programs for Operation Enterprise, a division of American Management Association International headquartered in New York City. Here, Ian and his team played an integral role with the United States Postal Service bringing young talent from inner-city USA to experience a regime of formal leadership development. Ian founded Roy Group in 2004 with his partner in business and life, Anne-Marie Daniel. His greatest fulfillment comes from seeing the impact in communities when honourable people from all walks of life cross the threshold from leadership to mentorship.
Territory Agronomist & Territory Manager, for Aquatrols in California,Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.
Been an Agronomist since 1974 after gettingout of Fresno State University in Fresno, California. Been with Aquatrolssince 1991, that’s 29 years covering the Turf, Landscape and Nursery/Greenhousemarkets. I have had my California Pest Control Advisors License since1974. I have written several published articles on water and soil issuesalong with giving several years’ worth of GCSAA presentations on soil physicalproperties and why water won’t move through soil as we want it to.
Director of Golf Course Operations Emertis at Merion Golf Club
Graduated in 1974 from Penn State University with a Certificate in Turfgrass Science
Assistant Positions held:
Shawnee on the Delaware Resort and CC Shawnee PA
Wilkes-Barre Municipal GC Wlikes-Barre PA
Augusta National GC Augusta GA
Superintendent Positions held:
Media Heights GC Lancaster PA
Scotch Valley GC Hollidaysburg PA
Woodcrest CC Voorhees NJ
Hershey Resort and CC Hershey, PA
The Country Club Pepper Pike, OH
Merion GC Ardmore, PA
2005 US Amateur
2009 Walker Cup
2013 US Open
Placed 50 Superintendents and more assistants than I can count.
Former Member USGA Green Committee
Past President Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council
Former Grassroots Ambassador for GCSAA
Married for 46 years to Renna and we enjoy traveling in our RV wherever the road takes us. I love to fish, hunt, garden.
Started my own company at 65 years old:
Minimalistic Agronomic Techniques, I am a Brand Ambassador for GreenTRX and BioBoost Sharing my experience with anyone that will listen.
CEC - 1 PEST MANAGEMENT
Belchim Turf Protection Canada
Paul Grotier began his career in turfgrass management at Hillsdale Golf & Country Club in Quebec. After earning his diploma at Guelph, he joined the turf team at Rosedale Golf Club and later the Donalda Club, where he became an assistant superintendent under Paul Scenna and Scott White. More recently, Paul held an agronomic sales position within Agrium Advanced Technologies before joining Engage Agro as a Sales and Account Manager in the Professional Turf division.
Superintendent & General Manager of Fox Meadow Golf Course, located in Stratford, Prince Edward Island Canada. He was both the recipient of the Atlantic Golf Course Superintendents Association 2019 SOTY Award and a finalist for the 2019 Turfnet SOTY Award. Paul is the author of the Mindful Superintendent Blog on Turfnet and a frequent speaker on the benefits of self care, balance, and mindful living as it relates to the lives of Green Keepers. Paul is lucky enough to live in Stratford PEI with his amazing wife Jill and three kids, Maria, Lucas, & Clara.
Founder & President- Safe 2 Day
Ryan is a Safety Professional with more than 20 years experience creating and managing programs for several industries in Alberta. As Founder and President of Safe2day Inc. Ryan and his team have created the first industry specific safety programs and management software for Golf and Recreation facilities, Auto Services, Hospitality and Dealership businesses in Alberta. Ryan is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and has completed the CSHEP program at the University of New Brunswick.
Winged Foot’s Director of Golf Courses
He has spent 24 years as Winged Foot’s Director of Golf Course
Rabideau was introduced to turf as a career and a college major at the now closed Petersham Golf Club in Massachusetts. He then interned at Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard. Next came a stint at Seawane, a Devereux Emmet designed club in the Five Towns area of greater New York City, then Hamlet Golf and Country Club, and then one final stop before Winged Foot: a decade-long tenure at Wheatley Hills, another Devereux Emmet design.
Steve Rabideau, CGCS is graduate of the Stockbridge/UMASS turf program, host of the 2020 US Open
We are in the process of applying for CEU credits with AB Environment. The following is a list of what we have applied for; there is no guarantee that these will all be approved but there is the POTENTIAL for the following CEU credits.
Speaker Presentation # credits Credit applied for
Paul Grotier Disease Management Solutions Post Iprodione 1 Pest Management