Executive Team


Steve Lesnik

July 20, 2018
Headshot of Chairman Steve Lesnik

Steven H. Lesnik is the Founder and Chairman of KemperSports and its affiliate, KemperLesnik. Mr. Lesnik founded KemperSports in 1978 along with the late Mr. James S. Kemper, Jr., former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kemper Insurance Company. Over this 30-year tenure, Mr. Lesnik has guided KemperSports to…

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Steven Skinner

July 20, 2018

Steve Skinner joined KemperSports in 1998 and has served in various roles with the company. In 2008, Mr. Skinner was named chief executive officer for KemperSports. He formerly was president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining KemperSports, Mr. Skinner served as vice president of the Michael Jordan Golf Company…

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Josh Lesnik

July 20, 2018

Josh W. Lesnik serves as the Executive Vice President of KemperSports for Golf, concentrating on golf industry relationships and business development. Lesnik has been with KemperSports for more than 25 years, serving a variety of properties with increasing roles and responsibilities. Lesnik serves as the senior executive responsible for industry…

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Jim Lawler

July 24, 2018
Headshot of Chief Financial Officer Jim Lawler

Mr. Lawler is an accomplished financial executive with broad experience in the hospitality space. After beginning his career at a big four accounting firm, Mr. Lawler spent 26 years at Hyatt Hotels Corporation working his way through the company including property level assignments leading to Vice President of Corporate Finance…

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Heather Margulis

July 24, 2018

Heather is a dedicated and passionate Senior Human Resources leader with over 15 years of experience with a proven track record of providing strategic and results-oriented HR leadership. Her expertise in designing and implementing creative solutions supports the company’s vision, drives employee engagement and improves employee performance. Stakeholders trust Heather…

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Mark Freemott

July 24, 2018

Mark Freemott remains one of the longest tenured executives at KemperSports. He joined the KemperSports family in 1997 as an intern before moving to leadership roles at Holly Hills Country Club, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Buckingham Athletic Club, The Governors Club and most recently as general manager at Royal Melbourne…

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Jim Stegall

July 24, 2018
Headshot of Executive Vice President Jim Stegall

Jim Stegall is the executive vice president of business development and former chief operating officer, Managed Leasing Services Group for KemperSports.  He is an industry veteran who has held various senior operations, sales and marketing positions at KemperSports, American Golf, and Troon Golf. Prior to entering the golf industry, he…

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Steve Kelley

July 24, 2018

Mr. Kelley has over 25 years of wide-ranging legal experience in not only the sports and public relations industries, but also at blue chip technology companies and early stage companies targeted for acquisition. Prior to joining KemperSports in 2014, Mr. Kelley worked in legal positions within IBM and Nokia and…

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Mark Hoesing

July 24, 2018
Headshot of Senior Vice President Mark Hoesing

Mr. Hoesing serves as Senior VP of Operations. He has over 20 years of industry experience developing and operating facilities nationwide, including significant involvement in the construction and grow-in of 2015 U.S. Open host site, Chambers Bay. Mark first joined KemperSports in 1999 where he grew his career from a…

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Ben Blake

July 24, 2018

As Executive Vice President for KemperSports, Ben Blake is responsible for the company’s business development efforts which include acquisitions and leases throughout the United States. He is also responsible for sourcing and the acquisition of third party management contracts in the western US. Mr. Blake is a 38-year industry veteran…

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