GCSAA Sunrise Celebration
(formerly Opening Session)

 presented in partnership withsyngenta

Wednesday, February 8

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Valencia Ballroom

Grab a cup of coffee and head to the GCSAA Sunrise Celebration to reconnect, celebrate successes of the association and officially kick off the 2023 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show!

Lauren Thompson will return as host to share achievements of members and recognize award winners who have done so much for the industry including an introduction of the 2022 Board of Directors, the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship, the Outstanding Contribution Award, and the Colonel John Morley Award. You will also hear from GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans and honor GCSAA President Kevin P. Breen, CGCS, during a State of the Association address.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. Be in your seats promptly at 8:30 a.m. so you don’t miss entertainment. Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the Valencia lobby. Participation is free for All-Access and Full-Pack registrants but during the registration process, please let us know if you will be attending so we can plan accordingly. Admission tickets are not required.


  • 2022 GCSAA Board of Directors
  • Newly certified members
  • Winner of the 2023 GCSAA National Championship

Lauren Thompson 120x160 Lauren Thompson, Media Personality for GolfNow and Clubhouse Solutions





evans-thumbnail-approved Rhett Evans, CEO, GCSAA






Kevin Breen Kevin P. Breen, CGCS, President, GCSAA