PGA of Canada - Ontario Zone Welcomes Operations Manager


MARKHAM, ON -- We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to our team, Ms. Melanie van der Hoop, Operations Manager of the PGA of Canada - Ontario Zone effective September 17, 2018.

Melanie joins us with diverse experience working in the world of sport. Her former position was with the Ontario Speed Skating Association as the Sport Operations Program Manager. Her skills in project management, operational perfectionism, and her high standard of service in customer care will compliment Melanie as she takes on this new position in the Ontario Zone.

Prior to her Program Manager role, Melanie worked on the Sport Operations, and Venue Management teams for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, an international adaptive multi-sport competition for ill, wounded, or injured armed service members and their associated veterans. 
We are confident in Melanie's ability to step into this role and foster positive growth for the PGA of Canada - Ontario Zone.

"I am thrilled to get started with such a strong team of individuals at the Ontario Zone office" says van der Hoop. "My passion for excellence in sport will be the driving force of my efforts and will support me to thrive in this impressive community. I am eager to absorb what I can from my new team that has established a habit for success, and to build on the greatness they have worked so hard to create."

"This was a long and very detailed search to fill this newly created position on our team. Melanie clearly separated herself from the many applicants during the interview process and we are very excited about what her experience and energy will bring to the table." said Kevin Purcell, Executive Director, PGA of Canada - Ontario Zone.

Melanie graduated from McMaster University as a Bachelor of Science major with honours from the Kinesiology program. She captained the women's varsity soccer team for four years during her studies, maintaining both an academic and an athletic scholarship to support her successful development.

Please join us in welcoming our proud new member to her role within the Ontario Zone!

Melanie can be reached by email at, and by telephone at 905-887-6060 extension 224.
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