Chief Executive Officer
Keith Pope has over 30 years of club and community management experience and has been involved with the successful management of numerous properties nationwide. Keith’s experience includes working with Kitson & Partners Club Management as Director of Operations. Prior to that he spent eight years with Troon Golf managing some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, such as Troon North in Scottsdale, AZ, The Waikoloa Beach Resort in Waikoloa, HI, The Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ and The Legacy Golf Club in Sarasota, FL. Keith is a Florida-licensed real estate broker and community association manager, a Class A PGA golf professional and a licensed private pilot. Keith volunteers his time by rescuing animals from kill shelters all over our country as part of the Pilots 'N' Paws Program.
Marketing & Lifestyle Executive
Kathleen provides overall leadership in the resort lifestyle management industry by developing innovative programming, a first-class customer service culture and developing the inspired lifestyle brand for Pope Golf and the properties they manage.
She has extensive experience in commercial and residential real estate as well as working with developers and master planned lifestyle communities. She brings her passion, professionalism and expertise in marketing, needs analysis, brand recognition, theme development, and design to Pope Golf, Inc. She is committed to enhancing the overall lifestyle experience through developing extraordinary amenities, unparalleled programs and superior service. She is a Jersey girl at heart but now, along with her husband and their three children, calls Florida her home. Kathleen is also active in helping our military families by serving as Executive Director of Got Your Back Network. She has also been recognized by the United States Army as the Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Vice President of Operations
Ryan has been with the Pope Properties Management team for more than 10 years serving in numerous country club management positions. He has developed extensive skills and expertise in virtually all areas of community association and club management.
As a GM and licensed Community Association Manager, Ryan has worked extensively with multiple HOAs in the Sarasota/Bradenton market. His most recent position within the company was the GM at Esplanade Golf & Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL. His responsibilities included overseeing 128 employees, 12 department heads and managing a $13M annual budget. Ryan is a Manatee County, Florida native. He and his wife Shannon have 2 sons, Austin (19) & Landon (12). Ryan is a former basketball player at Bradenton Christian School. He enjoys the outdoors and coaching his son’s baseball teams.
Vice President of Public
Eric began working at a local golf course at the age of 12 while growing up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. Eric spent the 15 years in the golf business working in both public and private clubs in Virginia as well as Florida. After 15 years in the golf business Eric embarked on a 20+ year career with Muzak, the global leader in design experience solutions. He held various positions throughout his career at Muzak including Senior Account Executive, Sales Trainer, and General Manager. Eric re-entered the golf business in 2015 when he joined the Pope Golf/Pope Properties team. Since joining the team he has served as the Marketing and Business Development Manager as well as a Community Association Manager. Eric is a licensed CAM in the state of Florida. Eric and wife are Sarasota County residents. When he’s not working, you will find Eric either on the golf course or cycling down the road!
Vice President Agronomy
Denny Albert has over 25 years of proven success in Golf Course Management at both Public and Private Facilities. He has currently been the VP of Agronomy for Pope Golf for over 10 years. He previously worked with Troon Golf for over 15 years. During his time with Pope, he has managed four complete golf course construction projects working closely with national home builders, construction companies, and architects. He also has extensive greens renovation experience. This experience has assisted with facilities that Pope has taken over as part of the golf course rehabilitation process.
Denny has worked closely with John Deere Turf Care Manufactures while operating and working with the John Deere National Test Site for over 20 years. Throughout this process, Denny works with Engineers and Marketing Teams to evaluate and improve new and existing equipment.
Denny is a Class A GCSAA member. He has been a member for over 28 years. He is also a member of State and Local Superintendent Associations. His degree is in Applied Science Golf Course Management. He also holds a Commercial Applicators license from the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Denny and his family are active in the local junior golf programs; as well as, youth agriculture, participating in State and County 4-H programs.
Senior Community Management Director
Ken comes to us with over 18 years of experience in Association Management for homeowners and condominium associations. He is a licensed Community Association Manager (CAM) with experience revenue and expense management, budgeting, reserve analysis, contract negotiations, maintenance oversight, strategic planning resident relations and board of director relations. Prior to joining Pope Properties, Inc., Ken ran a small association management company. He is a member of the Community Associations Institute.
Prior to becoming a CAM, Ken was National Practice Manager of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.’s Senior Living and Post-Acute Care Services Group responsible for assisting senior living providers obtain public financing and provided operations consulting services.
He co-authored of two annual publications; the State of Seniors Housing Report (American Seniors Housing Association) and The Assisted Living Industry Study (Assisted Living Federation of America). He was a contributing author to Aging, Autonomy and Architecture: Advances in Assisted Living by Benyamin Schwarz and Ruth Brent published by Johns Hopkins University (1999).
Ken holds a Master’s in Business Administration from St. Louis University. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia.