The Zach Johnson Foundation is made up of people committed to doing good, including golf professionals, Iowa business executives and leaders in the community. We have come together to help create programs that enable children and families lead better lives. Get to know the board!
Zach Johnson, President
Zach Johnson is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and 11-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2007 Masters Champion. Zach and his wife, Kim, have two sons, Will and Wyatt and a daughter, Abby Jane.
Kim Johnson, Vice-President
Kim grew up in Florida and attended Stetson College. Kim is a former AmeriCorps Program Director, where she worked with the homeless population of Baltimore. She has always been passionate about giving back to the community and loves helping others. This passion is carried on through her work with the Zach Johnson Foundation.
Pat Baird, Treasurer and Director
Pat Baird retired from a 30+ year career at AEGON in 2010. He brings many years of experience in the financial industry to the board. He is now involved in many community efforts, including Blue Zones, the Eastern Iowa Airport Commission and the Zach Johnson Foundation board.
Brad Buffoni, Director
Brad has served as Zach’s agent and manager since 2002. Brad also manages other top professional golfers and is an executive at Wasserman Media Group, a leading sports marketing and entertainment company.
Pat Cobb, Chairman
Pat is a retired executive who co-founded World Class Industries in Hiawatha, Iowa. Since retiring, Pat has fully dedicated himself to causes for the greater good, including the Zach Johnson Foundation. Pat oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and is the glue that holds all pieces of the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic together.
Larry Gladson, Director
Larry has been the PGA Golf Professional at Elmcrest Country Club for the past 27 years, which is where Zach began playing golf at age 10. Larry is a Past President of the Iowa PGA and two-time Iowa Section Golf Professional of the Year. Larry and his wife Julie have two children, daughter Kimberly Kray and son Marc.
Craig Hotchkiss, Director
Craig is the owner of Midwest Janitorial Service based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Craig has served on the Zach Johnson Foundation board since its inception. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1972 with a BBA in finance. Craig and his wife Deborah have three daughters, Kim, Kris and Kara, and three grandchildren, Damion, Kaitlin and Kaden.
Beth Malicki, Director
Beth anchors the evening newscasts at KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Beth has always had a passion for helping children in need and serves as the public relations/media consultant for the board. She was instrumental in developing the Kids on Course program and now serves as the volunteer Program Leader.
Lon Olejniczak, Director
Lon, the newest addition to the Zach Johnson Foundation Board is currently a Senior Vice President at Transamerica, Zach's long-time sponsor.