Intern to Executive Vice President: KemperSports Promotes One of its Longest Tenured Employees
Mark Freemott Promoted to Executive Vice President, Celebrates 24 Years with KemperSports
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, April 19, 2021 – KemperSports is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Mark Freemott to executive vice president of operations. In this role, Freemott will continue to oversee the teams supporting KemperSports’ destination resort portfolio, which includes Bandon Dunes and Sand Valley, and KemperSports’ owned club portfolio.
Since joining the KemperSports family as an intern in 1997, Freemott has held nearly every position within the golf management business, including roles as banquet manager, food and beverage director, director of hotel operations and general manager across multiple KemperSports-managed properties. This significant experience in golf operations and hospitality, coupled with his extensive background in food and beverage launched him into executive-level roles at KemperSports, where he has continued to provide leadership and counsel to the company’s regional operations group and property teams.
“Mark is a leader in the industry and a vital contributor to our executive team and overall company success,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “Mark approaches every day with passion and tenacity, inspiring those on his team to bring the very best service and solutions to our clients. His unwavering dedication to our staff, clients and guests makes him a great leader and professional.”
Freemott joined the KemperSports corporate team in 2016 as vice president before being promoted to senior vice president in 2019. Since that time, he has helped expand KemperSports’ hospitality and lodging capabilities and recorded an unmatched record for growth. Freemott was instrumental in the launch of Sand Valley in central Wisconsin in 2017, on behalf of co-owners Michael and Chris Keiser, and has built a reputation for delivering exceptional results for KemperSports and its clients through his work with Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club and The Governors Club, among others.
On top of an impressive 24-year career with KemperSports, Freemott has been honored with numerous company awards, including the KemperSports James R. Seeley General Manager of the Year award in 2010. He also received recognition by Golf Inc. Magazine on the publication’s list of the “Top-10 Most Innovative People in Golf” in 2015 and led the Royal Melbourne Country Club team to the company’s highest honor – KemperSports Facility of the Year Award – in 2014.
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit https://www.kempersports.com/.
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