David was hired as the project manager for the development of The Golf Club at Newcastle in 1996 and was Regional Operations Manager from 2001 to 2004. After serving as the General Manager of The Golf Club at Newcastle from 2004 to 2010, David in his current role directs acquisitions and business development. David has over 30 years experience in golf management, employed as Regional Golf Course Superintendent with American Golf Corporation from 1982 to 1990 where his responsibilities included working intimately with several municipalities in a management contract scenario. Prior to coming to Oki Developments, he was Construction Manager for the Lanai Company, overseeing construction of two world-class golf resorts. David attended Iowa State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture.
Kathryn has served as the Director of Marketing at Oki Golf since April 2017. She has been in the marketing and communication industry for 22 years, beginning her career with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice. She currently manages our marketing, communications, and tournament sales team efforts. Her passion lies in partnership development, brand building, and managing integrated teams. Prior to joining Oki Golf, Kathryn spent 10 years at Redbox and Coinstar in various roles in brand marketing, partnership management, and shopper marketing. Her strong background in relationship-building led to the development of some of the most successful programs in company history. Prior to that, she managed the marketing and community events at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Kathryn is a native of the Seattle Area, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and Marketing from Central Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cheering on the Seahawks.
Scott Oki founded Oki Golf in 1994 and served as Chairman until December of 2016 when he sold the remaining ten Oki Golf courses to HNA Holdings (see more details on the Oki Golf History page). Scott Oki is no longer part of the business operations of Oki Golf. Thank you, Scott, for your legacy of passion for golf and unparalleled service!
Nancy Cho served as the President and CEO of Oki Golf and Oki Developments, Inc. from 1995 to 2018. She is currently enjoying retirement, spending more time enjoying family and friends as well as pursuing her passion of helping others. Thank you, Nancy, for your many years of service and leadership!