Interns

Interns

2018 Summer Interns

Andres Balcazar | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Tournament Operations

Andres (Andy) is a 2018 graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism with a minor in Communications. He is extremely excited to be working with the Illinois PGA this summer as an Event Operations Intern. Andy has been playing golf for as long as he can remember and has always been a fan of the PGA. This summer he hopes to gain experience working in the world of professional golf and sharpen his skill set in regards to event and sport management. In the future he hopes to be working for a professional sport organization or for a private company that works with professional sport organizations. Professional interests are sales, marketing, event management and sponsorship. After his internship he will be attending Graduate school at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Olivia Ryan | Indiana University
Tournament Operations

Olivia is preparing for her Senior year at Indiana University, majoring in Sport Marketing & Management with minors in Business and Media & Creative Advertising. Originally from Woodbury, Connecticut she grew up with a strong interest and passion for golf. She admits she is very excited to be working as an Event Operations intern this summer and to have the opportunity to contribute creative ideas to a thriving organization such as the Illinois PGA. In addition to this she looks forward to gaining relevant knowledge and experience in her academic concentration, while providing opportunities for professional growth. 

Dana Gattone | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Communications and Marketing