Hear from Ralph A. Stokes, Director of Partnership Marketing and Community Relations, PGA Tour Superstores during our Black History Month Speaker Series. About Ralph A. Stokes A college football career coached by
Hear from Ralph A. Stokes, Director of Partnership Marketing and Community Relations, PGA Tour Superstores during our Black History Month Speaker Series.
About Ralph A. Stokes
A college football career coached by the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant provided Ralph Stokes with a fundamental drive for excellence. Ralph began his business career as a Group Sales Representative for Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During his career, he acquired the industry’s highest professional designations, including CLU, FLMI, MHP, and HIAA.
Ralph’s natural leadership skills, training, and talent allowed him to weather the storm of acquisitions characteristic of the industry in the late ’90s. He has served as Regional Sales Manager for Provident Life and Accident, Director of Sales and Marketing for Healthsource, Inc., and most recently, Senior Vice President of Sales for CIGNA Healthcare of Georgia.
With a successful track record as an exceptional sales and marketing strategist, Ralph founded Stokes Consulting, Inc., a sales consulting and procurement agency. During the growth of the consulting business, he served as Director of Business Development for Chesapeake Consulting, a process management and leadership development firm based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ralph currently serves as Director of Partnership Marketing and Community Relations for PGA Tour Superstores, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The PGA TOUR Superstore is the largest golf specialty retailer in the nation. In this position, he has helped to group the company from 3 stores to 45 Superstores and one of the industry’s leading on-line retailers.
Ralph received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1975 and is a lifetime member of the University’s “A” Club. His community involvement includes his service on the Executive Board of the Georgia State Golf Association and Vice Chairman of the TOUR Championship Golf Tournament at East Lake Golf Club. His additional board memberships include Special Olympics Georgia, the Board of Visitors for the University Of Alabama School Of Commerce and Business, the Atlanta Public Golf Conservancy, the Atlanta Country Club, the AT&T Classic Foundation, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
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