SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Section PGA announced the hiring of PGA Professional, Devin Dehlin as its new executive director. Dehlin succeeds the retiring Scott Whittaker who has served as executive director since 2002. Whittaker will work through the transition with a retirement celebration to be planned at a later date this year.

Dehlin was selected after a national search for Whittaker’s replacement. Devin, his wife Joanne and family are lifelong residents of Utah. Devin played junior golf in the state and attended the University of Utah where he played on the golf team.

“Like many Section members, golf has always been a major part of my life," Devin said in a news release. "I have been devoted to the Utah Section PGA for the past 15 years as an officer and a staff member. I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next executive director of our Section.

"More than anything I am excited to see what we can accomplish together. We have been fortunate to have strong leaders that have built a great foundation and I look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence. I am excited to serve the 330 members and apprentices and work together to grow this great game for years to come.”

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After working at several Salt Lake County golf facilities as well as a stint as the county’s director of the golf, he became the Utah Section’s foundation and operations director in 2008. In 2001 Dehlin began serving the Utah Section, in a volunteer capacity, culminating in a two-year term as its president.

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