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Meet the leaders of our organization

Executive Board

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Karen Herness – President

Karen Herness grew up in Kansas, Oregon and Washington. She graduated from Eastern Washington University and did her masters at Washington State University. She was a teacher for 3 years, a contractor for over 25 years and a planner at Portland International Airport for 15 years. She started golfing in 2000 and retired to Henderson in 2013 where she belongs to Boulder City, Chimera and Wildhorse ladies golf groups. She won numerous local and state tournaments in Oregon, and competes in Nevada on the local and state levels. She has daughter in Texas and a son in Washington with two grandchildren.

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Sue May – Vice President

Sue May was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2019 and has served the game in Southern Nevada for several decades as the preeminent USGA rules official in the area in addition to being an active player. She is a former president of the Nevada State Women’s Golf Association and Women’s Southern Nevada Golf Association and was awarded in USGA’s prestigious Ike Grainger Award in 2016 for 25 years of service.
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Monica Kaili – Secretary

Monica, a native of Southern California moved to the LV area in 1986 to pursue her interest in the gaming industry. She became involved with women’s golf around 1994 when she first joined the Ladies’ group at the Las Vegas Golf Club and Desert Rose before finally finding her home at the Boulder City Women’s Golf Association. She has served as Tournament Chair, Vice President and President with them and currently serves as Team Play Captain. Her other interests are enjoying time with her beloved cats , her many golf friends and of course David.

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Rusty Beckel – Treasurer

Rusty Beckel was a banking executive including as part of a start-up company that assisted banks throughout the country prior to retirement and is now an avid golfer and volunteer who spends time in Oregon and Southern Nevada. She has served as a volunteer in many capacities including as a USGA-certified rules official and committee member for the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur. She now loves Southern Nevada both on the course and off. “As for the WSNGA, as I interact with women in golf all over the country, I see an organization that is a ‘best practice’ in women’s golf,” said Beckel. “The WSNGA plays a vital role in executing on events that appeal to women and keeping Women’s clubs involved. I am honored and proud to join the WSNGA Executive Board as Treasurer.”

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Sherry Jackson – Tournament Director

Sherry Jackson moved from Missouri to Las Vegas in 1966. She received her BS Degree from University of Arizona and her Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa. Her first job was teaching and coaching in Waunakee, Wisconsin. She was a statistical programmer for the VA Cooperative Studies program in Chicago and Western Airlines in LA before moving back to Las Vegas in 1987 to work for NVEnergy. Sherry retired from NVEnergy in 2013 so she could “spend more time on her golf game”.

Committee Chairs

Rules (Sue May)
Handicap (Margie Bowgren)
Team Play (Dee Trimble & Dee Molina)
Silver Cup (Sue May)
Course Rating (Jan Hansen)
Communications (Ann Sunstrum)
Junior Connections

State Delegates

Gabriele Buonacorsi
Ronda Henderson
Beth Greene
Sherry Jackson

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