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Topgolf leader of U.S. venues Ken May announces retirement

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DALLAS – Ken May, leader of U.S. operations for global sports entertainment brand Topgolf, announced he is retiring this month following his four-year tenure with the company. Topgolf Entertainment Group (the dba for Topgolf International, Inc.) Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson will assume May’s responsibilities.

“We are forever grateful for Ken’s countless contributions and achievements, as he helped shape the Topgolf culture and drive our growth,” said Anderson. “While Ken will be greatly missed, Topgolf has a strong and well-rounded leadership team. Rest assured, anyone who is recruited for a Topgolf leadership role will be a very special individual who embraces our Topgolf culture.”

May, 56, came out of retirement in August 2013 when he joined Topgolf as COO. He was promoted to CEO of U.S. venue operations less than a year later and helped lead Topgolf through 24 venue openings and a quadrupling of the company’s workforce. This summer, May earned the #61 spot on the Highest-Rated CEOs list list on Glassdoor.com. Prior to Topgolf, May enjoyed a three-decade career that included stints as CEO of FedEx Kinko’s, President of Krispy Kreme and Chairman of the March of Dimes National Board of Trustees.

“Working for Topgolf has been one of the greatest joys of my life, and I am very proud of the company’s incredible growth and passion for bringing people together and creating moments that matter,” May said. “I look forward to cheering on the company as it begins this new chapter.”

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