With over 40 years in the golf course and landscape management industry, J. Mark Black brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on expertise to his role as a GSI Executive Search associate specializing in golf course superintendent searches.
Mark is recognized by industry peers for his ability to locate and organize highly motivated, trained and self-directed teams to provide consistent playing conditions and superior landscape maintenance.
In his former role as Director of Golf Courses and Grounds for Quail West Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida, Mark was responsible for managing two 18-hole golf courses, all clubhouse and HOA grounds maintenance with a staff of 65 employees. Additionally, Mark was responsible for the installation and maintenance of 90,000 flowers annually.
As Director of Golf Courses and Grounds at Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs, Mark was responsible for management of the construction, grow-in and maintenance of five 18-hole golf courses and two clubhouse grounds and a staff in excess of 125 employees.
As an Associate with GSI Executive Search based in Florida, Mark helps to identify and place exceptional Golf Course Superintendents at private clubs throughout the U.S. Mark received his Associate of Science Degree in golf course operations and Associate of Arts Degree in general studies at Lake City Community College. He is a GCSAA Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS).
Mark works alongside GSI Executive Search Principal Ned Welc, CCM, CCE on Golf Course Superintendent placements. For more information, please call Ned at 440-796-7922 or email email@example.com.