Local pro golf tourney hires new leader

Good Tuesday morning. Not much this morning, but we do have some news concerning the Valley’s signature sporting event each summer.

The Boeing Classic has announced the hiring of longtime sports marketing executive Brian Flajole to be the Champions Tour senior men’s professional golf event’s new executive director, replacing Michelle DeLancy, who had been the director for the past several years of the tournament, held each August at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course in Snoqualmie. DeLancy was let go by the tournament last fall.

Flajole comes to the tournament from Sacramento, where he was vice president of golf for the Bruno Event Team company, who handled a number of tournaments in northern California. In a statement, the head of chief tournament sponsor the Virginia Mason Foundation was pleased to make the move.

“We are very excited that Brian has joined our team,” said Jeanne Jachim, president, Virginia Mason Foundation. “His background in managing high-profile golf tournaments and working in a variety of roles with area sports teams is a great match for leading The Boeing Classic event.”

Flajole has past ties to the Seattle area, having worked locally in sports marketing and management for various area entities, including the Seattle Seahawks and the University of Washington, in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Flajole will now get busy on planning this summer’s Classic event, set for the end of August.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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