Former LPGA player and executive Jane Geddes is leaving the organization to join World Wrestling Entertainment, according to Sports Business Daily.
Geddes, who compiled 11 wins, including two majors, in a 20-year LPGA career, most recently served as the LPGA’s senior vice president for tournament operations and player services. According to SBD, Commissioner Mike Whan sent a memo to players telling them Geddes will become vice president of talent relations for Stamford, Conn.-based WWE.
“I’ve been around golf for so long that an opportunity to really go outside that – obviously at the WWE, which is a big change from the LPGA – I found that very interesting and really exciting,” Geddes told SBD.
The LPGA will have current staff assume Geddes’ duties. Her departure also leaves the International Golf Federation without a chairman, as she began a two-year term in January.
Geddes’ new boss at WWE is John Laurinaitis, executive vice president of talent relations. Laurinaitis’ nephew, James Laurinaitis, is a linebacker for the St. Louis Rams.