With 30+ years of commercial financing and investment experience, Jorge is a valuable component to the team, and leads the procurement and facilities renovations processes. In addition, Jorge’s passion for the game of golf expands towards fostering relationships with allied associations and strategic partnerships, within the golf and hospitality communities.
James Deane - Executive Vice President/ Partner L&J Management Division.
With over 35 years in a variety of business ventures, James has built his reputation on ethics and trust. He has a successful history holding various executive positions and has been a founder/owner in a number of companies ranging from Banking, FinTech and even the wine business. His roles have ranged from production and marketing, to product development and customer fulfillment. His desire has always been to put forth the best possible product and experience in all of the businesses he is involved with.
COO - Partner L&J Management Division
Being a results oriented professional with a reputation for success and exceeding business objectives, David brings 25+ years of cross-functional sports and entertainment experience to the team. Prior to consulting within the golf industry, for the past 8 years, David served nearly 11 years with PepsiCo Sports & Entertainment Division, managing national prestige accounts, negotiating corporate partnerships, and business to business opportunities, inclusive of on-site sponsorship fulfillment and off-site cross promotion. Also led sponsorship and product fulfillment initiatives for more than 35 PGA of America events annually. David’s background also includes four years as Director of Sales & Marketing for the PGA of America, Georgia Section.
Regional Director of Agronomy
Over the last 16 years Terry has worked his way up through the ranks at several prestigious golf clubs in the Atlanta area. During this time, he gained the leadership skills and technical ability need to produce top quality golf courses with ideal playing conditions. His turf and business degrees have helped him navigate today’s ever evolving golf climate. Through streamlining cultural practices while remaining focused on the details he has optimized the balance between budget and final product. This, as well as staying current with the industries newest technology and chemistry has allowed him to adapt to and overcome situations just as unique as the diverse array of properties he has worked at.
Regional Food and Beverage Manager
With over 18 years of total restaurant experience and 10+ years of country club service, Chef Taylor’s reputation was built on hard work and dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. He also held positions in corporate hospitality for professional golf events, including The Masters in 2016. His focus and passion for the culinary arts makes him an integral part of the management team.
Director of Operations
With a proven track record and passion for food, golf, and people, J.T. Jensen brings a unique blend of experience, ambition, and diligence to the team. Before joining Jennings Mill and subsequently L&J Golf, J.T. more recently spent 12+ with the iconic Last Resort Grill in downtown Athens, GA as assistant wine director and staff educator. With 23 years in the restaurant business in a variety of concepts and roles, his attention to detail, work ethic, and team building skills led to his transition from Food & Beverage to Operations with L&J. A graduate of the University of Georgia, J.T. also has a background in customer service, non-profit management, and human resources.
Regional Director of Golf
Gary was born in Altus, Oklahoma and after moving several times with his military family, they settled in the Athens area. Gary received his Class A PGA Membership in September 2007 and spent the majority of his golf professional career at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia as an Assistant Golf Professional. Gary served as the Head Professional at The Oaks Course in Covington from July 2015 to March 2018 and then took the Head Professional job at Jennings Mill Country Club, subsequently LJ Golf. Gary enjoys playing competitively in Georgia section events and competed in the 2012 and 2015 PGA Professional National Championship as well as the 2013 PGA National Assistant's Championship. Gary and his wife, Ginger, have 2 children, Jenna and Max.
As General Manager of our Country Club of Gwinnett semi-private course in Snellville, Doug is responsible for the long term and sustainable growth of our business there as well as the delivery of great customer service. He brings to our group over 30 years of C-level business management experience; has lived in 5 different countries; travelled to over 30 on business and has landed in Snellville GA. He says there is nothing quite like it!
Cecelia “CeCe” Cogliano
Cecelia “CeCe” Cogliano is perhaps our most energetic member of the team. Her love for athletics as a Middle Hitter on the volleyball team for three years in college makes for a great fit in the sports industry. As a graduate of Piedmont College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, she has the knowledge and skillset to oversee our membership fulfillment needs. CeCe has the distinction of making the Dean’s list multiple times. Her skills in organizing internship programs and special events is a perfect fit for her role in L&J Golf.