Alumni Golf Outing

Networking shows its face in many different forms. For W&M Mason Alumni Engagement, a golf outing on April 28 was the latest medium to educate and entice future leaders into the importance and impact of networking. The Alumni Golf event was hosted at the Kiskiack Golf Club in Williamsburg, VA, courtesy of the owner and W&M MBA ’83 Alumni Carl Zangardi.

MGJW Fellows, Danny Priest and Brandon Staub, with the W&M Alumni Golf event panel from the left to right, Carl Zangardi (Kiskiack Golf Club Owner and W&M MBA Alumni ’83), Kelly Okun (W&M ’15 and Professional Golfer), and Lee Clarkin (Executive Partner)

MGJW Fellows, Danny Priest and Brandon Staub, with the W&M Alumni Golf event panel from the left to right, Carl Zangardi (Kiskiack Golf Club Owner and W&M MBA Alumni ’83), Kelly Okun (W&M ’15 and Professional Golfer), and Lee Clarkin (Executive Partner)

The event welcomed all forms of players from outright beginners to seasoned golfers. W&M’s own Kelly Okun (W&M Class of ‘15), turned professional golfer, opened the event with a hands-on clinic. Following the introduction to key skills for the course, teams of 4 competed in one round of 18 holes on the beautifully landscaped property of Kiskiack. The night ended with a social including dinner and discussion panel. The panel was composed of Carl, Kelly, and Executive Partner Lee Clarkin who discussed the role golf plays in a professional setting on building relationships and trust. They also fielded questions from the audience on how to apply it to the real world. Based on the strongly engaged audience who spent most of the day on the golf course and still weren’t in a rush to leave, it seems clear that it was both a enjoyable and informative outing!