“We love our partnership with you all and are so grateful to have our kids exposed to your positive energy and support. Goes way beyond golf and we are grateful for that!” - Dr. Michael Fuga, Principal, Neal Middle School
Doug Hodges, PGA
Executive Director and Founder
Graduated City University Business School, London, England, in 1980. Established a floor brokerage operation on the New York Commodities Exchange in 1983. Launched his own successful trading career 1986. Retired 1999. Mentored children 1997 - 2010 through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Elected to membership in the PGA 2006. Established SwingPals in 2010
Managing Partner of L2P Financial Partners. Over 20 years of financial services experience. Previous roles: Senior Vice President of FSC Securities in Atlanta, GA, Senior Vice President / Regional Business Director of Wells Fargo Advisors in Marietta, GA & Regional Vice President of Evergreen Investments in Miami, FL
Dan Hill (retired) - Founder Hill, Chesson & Woody; Chairman of the Board - Cardinal State Bank (2005-06); Durham City Council (2000-01); Founding Board Member Durham Nativity School; current Board Member East Durham Children’s Initiative; co-founder Joe’s Diner in East Durham; past President Carolina’s Golf Association.
Graduated East Carolina University, BS in Business Education. Co-owner of MJD Company, LLC, property management company. Past employment: NC Division of Veterans Affairs, Occidental Life Insurance Company, and Flexible Computer Corporation
2nd Year MPP Student at Duke University; MBA--UWF (2017), BS--USAF(2007); 11-year Air Force Communications and Cyber Officer (2007-2018); Handled congressional relations for 4-star AF general (2017-2018); Led AF-wide Tiger Team to investigate cyber incidents across the F-16 fleet (2016-2017); Developed AF's intermediate cyber schoolhouse (2009-2013); Oversaw network operations for 5K-member base (2007-2009).
Founded Chief Technology Officer Outsourcing in 2007 providing fractional CTO services. Ron has 25 years of experience partnering with C-suite executives and entrepreneurs to conceptualize, develop, and deliver software solutions. Past Experience: Chief Technology Officer at MDeverywhere. Prior to a career in technology, Ron worked with teenagers as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.
Dedicated Sales Professional at ezCater, a rapidly growing technology start-up in Downtown Boston. Graduate of Elon, volunteered through Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity, which connected me to numerous different organizations like the Food Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of Alamance County
Dr. Michael Fuga
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Washington & Jefferson College, BA in Psychology, 2002. Neal Middle School teacher, assistant basketball coach at Southern Durham High School 2005-2007, assistant principal Southern Durham High School, 2008-2011, principal Rogers-Herr Middle School, 2011-2015, principal Neal Middle School, 2015- Present. MSA at UNC-Chapel Hill and Doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill. Durham County Schools 2018 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year!
Banking (retired). Former Chair, Advisory Board, Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person Counties. Former Trustee, Durham Academy. Board member, Old Chatham Golf Club.