Board of Directors
Director of Communications
|Joseph F. Cannizzo Jr
|Toni Ann Tropea
Jackie is the daughter of Esther and Joe Cannizzo. She is a PGA Professional and is currently the Director of Instruction and Junior Golf Director at the Country Club of Roswell in Roswell, Georgia. She is one of top 50 Teachers for juniors according to US KIDS GOLF and is also listed as one of the top ten teachers in the state of Georgia according to Golf Digest. She is recently the immediate past president of the Georgia Junior Golf Foundation. She resides in Duluth, GA.
Kelley Cannizzo-ChampaVice President
Kelley is the “middle” child of Esther and Joe Cannizzo and is currently the Manager of Catering at Syracuse University. She has worked at SU for the past 12 years. Prior to this position, she was a base manager of flight services for American Eagle in Nashville, TN. She is the proud mother of Nicholas and Timmy Champa. They reside in Manlius, NY.
Joseph F. Cannizzo JrVice President
Joe is the son of Esther and Joe Cannizzo. He is currently the Vice President of “C” Music Corporation. He and his wife, Julie, reside in Manlius, NY with their 5 children, Francis, Mia, Talia, Bella and Wil.
Charlene PletzDirector of Communications
Charlene is a Managing Director at Hill Holliday, an advertising company, in New York City. She is a good friend of the Cannizzo Family and has been a prominent supporter of the Foundation from the inception. Charlene will continue to lead the marketing and communications efforts for the Foundation.
Kim has been a close friend of the Cannizzo family for years. She is currently a Category Manager for QTG Sales, a Division of PepsiCo. She grew up in Syracuse, NY and now resides in Duluth, Ga.
Linda is one of Esther’s closest and dearest friends. They have been friends for over 45 years. She is currently a Sales Associate for an Antique Dealer that specializes in estate sales. She lives in Syracuse, NY.
Toni Ann TropeaDirector
Toni Ann is one of Esther’s closest and dearest friends. She also was one of the people Esther played most of her golf with throughout the years. They played many rounds with “the foursome” that included close friends Yolanda, Judy, Rita, Mary Lou, Carol and all the rest. She is currently a Vice President of Drake Oil Company. She and her husband, Danny, own their business, Drake Oil. They live in Syracuse, NY.
Lisa has been a close friend of the Cannizzo family for years. She is considered to be one of Jackie’s best friends and like a daughter to Esther. Lisa is currently a PGA Golf Professional and Instructor at the Country Club of Roswell in Roswell, GA. She is listed as one of the top ten teachers in the state of Georgia according to Golf Digest. She resides in Duluth, Ga.
Rita is a good friend and student of Jackie's. She is a Partner in the Hunton & Williams LLP Law Firm in Atlanta, GA. The firm provided pro bono legal services to the Esther Cannizzo Junior Golf Foundation in the foundation's application to obtain federal tax exempt status. Rita resides in Sandy Springs, GA.