The staff of Anera brings a wide range of experience, business acumen and relationships that are resources for our clients. Known for the exception administration of championships at the highest level along with leading the business operations to higher levels.
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Rob Addington has been described as an innovative golf executive for the past 25 years, leading one of the country’s most dynamic golf associations. He is a strategic leader with lifelong interest in golf and contagious passion for the game. He is known throughout golf world for his dedication to promoting golf as a recreational industry and for his commitment to the proliferation of golf’s ideals.
As Executive Director of the Texas Golf Association, TGA Foundation (2001-2018), the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and Amateur Golf Alliance, Rob works with the Board of Directors on creating strategy and overseeing the operations of these organizations. Under his leadership, the TGA was recognized by the USGA as the fastest growing golf association in the country nine times. While at the helm, he was also involved in many of the USGA’s strategic initiatives.
Previously, he served as CEO of The Sporting Scene, Sr. Vice President of Marketing for the Southwest Region of the Paragon Real Estate Group and Vice President of Marketing at the Mullen Company, a real estate development firm.
Rob is active in golf governance. He is a USGA committee member and serves on the boards of the International Association of Golf Administrators (President 2014-2015) during which he spearheaded a new strategic plan which is now, the operational platform for the organization, the Spirit Golf Association, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Brook Hollow Golf Club (President 2014). Rob holds a BS in Organizational Communications from the University of Texas at Austin, and he lives in Dallas with his wife Rebecca and children: Chase, Lauren, twins Katie & Peyton
Amanda Kolb has served the golf association community since graduating from college. She served as a USGA PJ Boatwright Intern for the Delaware Golf Association before becoming a full-time staff member at the Texas Golf Association. During her time with the TGA, Kolb served in many capacities within the Championship Department. Her latest duties included the management of the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and Turf Scholarship Fund, along with championship administrative duties for TGA Championships, TGA Women's Championships and the Legends Junior Tour. Her knowledge of tournament operations and administration brings a great deal of experience to Anera.
Eva brings an enormous amount of event management experience to Anera Sports. She's served in numerous roles with the Cotton Bowl Classic, Coca Cola, March of Dimes and First Tee of Greater Dallas. From event management to sponsor activation, Eva's experience brings a high level of expertise to Anera. Her responsibilities in fundraising, sponsorship sales and operations allows a unique perspective in managing the Veritex Bank Championship.
Luke leads the marketing and sponsorship sales team at Anera Sports. Prior to joining Anera, Luke began his professional career at the Texas Golf Association. He was the Championship Communications Coordinator and worked with the Championship and Communications Departments to enhance media relations, organization-wide communication, marketing and business development. He brings an enormous amount of experience from the sports industry, including internships at GOLF Channel, Longhorn Network and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Luke graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Dallas with his wife, Claudia.