MGA Announces New Position: Manager of NEGA

The Massachusetts Golf Association recently announced the hiring of Laura Nochta, who will assume the position of Manager of NEGA (New England Golf Association) Operations & USGA Qualifying, a newly created position.

MGA Executive Director Jesse Menachem made the announcement official through a press release.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Laura Nochta to the staff ahead of the 2017 golf season” said Menachem in the press release. “In her time working for multiple golf organizations and associations, Laura has significant experience in all facets of golf administration, and has demonstrated the ability to work in a fast-paced environment across several platforms. That experience will be crucial as amateur golf continues to grow in the Bay State – and across New England – and we are thrilled to have her as a member of our team.”

Nochta, an Ohio native, and former collegiate golfer at Indiana University, most recently served as the Director of Women’s Golf for the Arkansas Golf Association (AGA).

In her duties with the AGA, Laura was responsible for event and tournament operations, while also assisting heavily in the customer/member service and communication efforts of the association.

In her new position with the MGA and NEGA, Nochta will have similar responsibilities in working closely with longtime New England Golf Association Executive Secretary/Treasurer Harry McCracken in the operations of the three annual NEGA Championships, their respective qualifiers and additional meetings/events on the Association’s schedule.

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