Executive Board Bio – Kelly Hyne

poses for a portrait at LPGA Headquarters on December 3, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Kelly Hyne

Chief Sales Officer, LPGA

Kelly Hyne is a 25+ year veteran in the sports business world having held various positions in the professional golf industry, the last 17 years as an executive with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).


Throughout her career, Hyne has managed various professional tournaments across seven states, including The Solheim Cup as Tournament Director, before accepting a senior leadership role at the LPGA in 2009.  Hyne has worked in all major functions of the business, including sales & marketing, operations, public relations and finance, and secured partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 corporations. She now oversees all business development, corporate partnerships, research, merchandise and licensing for the LPGA on a global scale.


Hyne received a Bachelor of Education in Sport Management from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her Master’s in Communications from the University of Arkansas.


In 2016, Sports Business Journal honored Hyne as one of 35 national “Game Changers” for having a major impact on sports business.