Moore GOP Women to Hear Corso Monday
The Moore Republican Women announce that Pat Corso, executive director of Moore County Partners in Progress, will be the speaker at the Monday, March 4, meeting of the Moore Republican Women's Club.
Partners in Progress is a public/private partnership promoting economic development in Moore County. Corso is also a franchisee/partner of Pinehurst Donuts, owner of the local five-county Dunkin Donuts franchise.
Corso came to Pinehurst Resort in 1986 and was named president and CEO in 1987, a position he held for 17 years. During his tenure, the resort returned to prominence as one of the world's three great golf resorts. With Don Padgett Sr., Corso recruited major championship golf events, including the 1999 U.S. Open. He also led ClubCorp's resort division, which included the Homestead, in Hot Springs, Va.
Corso has served on the N.C. Travel and Tourism Board and the N.C. Economic Development Board, as well as the state Chamber of Commerce boards in both North Carolina and New Hampshire. He also is past chairman of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Resort Committee.
Currently, Corso is vice president of the board of the Givens Library and Tufts Archives, board member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, advisory board for the Reeves School of Business at Methodist College, and a member of the Moore County Land Use Planning Committee.
Corso was named one of 40 North Carolina tourism leaders of the 20th century by Appalachian State Univer-sity. He is a graduate of Ball State University and a member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland. His wife, Judy, teaches fourth-grade math and science at Sandhills Farm Life Elementary School. They have three grown children.
The luncheon meeting will be held at the St. Andrews Grill next to the Pinehurst Member's Club, which is closed for renovations. The cost is $17, with checks payable to Pinehurst LLC.
Registration begins at 11:30, with the luncheon at noon. Valet parking is available.
For more information, contact Joan Ward at paward @embarqmail.com or (910) 295-6544).
The cancellation deadline is noon Saturday.
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