Linda Dillenbeck joined GGA in 2015 as a Senior Associate, specialising in strategic marketing planning and execution. Linda is a results-oriented sales and marketing professional, and conceptual thinker capable of identifying sales opportunities, developing integrated marketing solutions and selling through to generate additional revenue. She is also an intelligent financial manager with focus on remaining true to maximizing revenue and minimizing expenses.
Linda’s career began in 1977 as a media buyer, rising to Partner, of the Phoenix-based The Producers Inc. advertising agency specializing in business-to-business marketing solutions. Her clients included a diverse range of national and regional companies, including Motorola, Greyhound Lines, Honeywell, Holsum Bakery and PacTel, among others.
From 1998 to 2003, Linda was VP, Sales and Marketing at Resort Suites of Scottsdale where she had complete responsibility for both the marketing/advertising and sales teams while at this Scottsdale golf property. She established an in-house agency to create and execute all brand, media and creative strategies reducing overall department expenses by 25% while increasing target audience reach by 30%.
From 2003 to 2009, Linda served as Southwest Sales Manager for Golf Digest Companies until 2009 when she established The Image Group to provide independent sales representation and marketing consulting services to the golf industry, continuing to represent Golf Digest in seven markets.