David’s executive experience spans several industries. He has held CEO roles with the Nantucket Island & Greater Latrobe Chambers of Commerce, and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation in Erie, PA. Additionally, he served as a regional marketing officer for a national nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Early in his professional career, years of corporate event planning in Western Pennsylvania led to a senior Cruise Director / Hotel Department role with Carnival Corporation’s exclusive Holland America Cruise Line.
David’s love of golf was taken to another level when serving as the President of the Greater Latrobe - Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce where he had the honor of working with the late Arnold Palmer and the Latrobe Country Club. He is thrilled to combine his expertise leadership management and love of golf while serving as the General Manager at Diamond Run Golf Club.
Role: Director of Membership & Experience
Serving Since: 2014
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Debra joined the Diamond Run Golf Club team in 2014. Her passion for excellence, member experience and detail turned towards the membership department. The shift to Director of Membership allowed for long term relationships with members and she finds this the Best part of her job. Prior to joining ClubCorp, Debra spent years working with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
Debra is looking forward to enhancing membership and showcasing all Diamond Run has to offer.
She enjoys spending time at her home in Bell Acres with her husband Brian, and their daughter Blake. In her free time, Deb enjoys crafting and going to the gym.
Debra can be reached at Debra.Bankowski@clubcorp.com
Role: Private Events/Member Events Director
Serving Since: 2012
Sarah is a graduate of Robert Morris University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Hospitality and Tourism Management. While at RMU, she was a four-year letter-winner on the NCAA Division I Colonials women’s golf team. She most recently was employed with Doubletree (Hilton) Hotels, and has also worked at Sharon Golf Club in Sharon Center, Ohio, and Ridge Top Golf Club in Medina, Ohio. During college, she served as a full-time Sales and Marketing Intern for the Akron Aeros, the AA Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Additionally, Sarah has served as a volunteer instructor for the Woodlands Foundation’s “No Handicap Golf Club,” a non-profit organization providing enrichment to children and adults with disabilities, and as a youth instructor for The First Tee junior golf program. She is excited to bring her love of golf, culinary interests, and creative ideas to Diamond Run Golf Club in order to help achieve exceptional member experiences.
Role: Office Manager
Serving Since: 2012
Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2013
Phone Number: 412.741.2020 x203
Adam was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and learned to play the game through their local First Tee chapter. His golf career began at Old Waverly Golf Club (Golf Digest top 100 golf club) in West Point, Mississippi, where he worked for 2 seasons, while attending school at Mississippi State University. From Old Waverly, he accepted the position of 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver, Pa, prompting his move to Pittsburgh, Pa. He remained there for 2 seasons before accepting his current position at Diamond Run Golf Club, which was in April, 2013.
Adam became a Class A PGA Professional in August, 2015 and is currently working through the PGA Certified Professional Program. His passion does not stop with just the game itself, but in teaching and watching his students grow to love and respect the game of golf, at all skill levels. Adam is also skilled in all levels of club repair and conducts all club repair at Diamond Run Golf Club.
He currently lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Sarah.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2020
Chef Mike attended Le Cordon Bleu and Ritz Escottier culinary schools in Paris, France and began his career at five-star, five- diamond resort, Registry, in Scottsdale Arizona. Here, he was the personal Chef for many dignitaries including President Bush and Margret Thatcher. After leaving Scottsdale, Chef Mike moved to the Pacific Northwest where he opened an award-winning bistro in Portland, Oregon that focused on fresh, local ingredients. Later, he moved to the heart of the Olympic National Park as the Executive Chef at Sol Duc Hot Springs where he won “Best Place in the Northwest to eat” three years in a row. Chef Mike moved back to Pittsburgh in 2016 to be closer to family and most recently was the Executive Chef at the Petersen Events Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been featured on several cooking shows and the Food Network.In his first week on the job, Chef Mike will run several features that are sure to impress and please your palate. He will also get to the task of creating a new menu that will be introduced in the next few weeks. Please stop by the club to welcome chef Mike to our Diamond Run family.
Role: Director of Food and Beverage
Serving Since: 2021
Email Jack Nelson III
Jack Nelson is Diamond Run’s Director of Food & Beverage. Jack led the overall Food & Beverage and Clubhouse Operations as General Manager at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club. He also assisted in managing the F&B operations at the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA event at Bay Hill Country Club in Florida.
Prior to working with Mr. Palmer in Latrobe, Jack was the Clubhouse Manager at Mission Hills Country Club and the Director of F&B at Leawood South Country Club in Kansas.