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Ahead names Jackie Kirkwood as director of strategic accounts

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Aug. 12, 2022)Ahead is pleased to announce the hiring of Jackie Kirkwood as the new Director of Strategic Accounts.  In this role, Kirkwood will manage ahead’s partnerships with the company’s key strategic accounts.  

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“We are thrilled to have Jackie join the ahead team. She is a consummate professional who brings a wealth of experience to her new role,” said Anne Broholm, CEO of ahead. “With Jackie’s extensive background in multiple product categories as well as progressive leadership roles in the golf industry, she will be a huge asset to our growing business.”

Kirkwood has more than 30 years of experience in sales and sales management, most recently as General Manager for Ecco Golf USA. Previous positions include National Sales Manager for Imperial Headwear and VP of Sales at Devant Sport Towels. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Keene State College.

 “I am excited to be joining the team at ahead,” Kirkwood said. “The opportunity to work with Anne and to play a part in continuing the success they have been working hard to achieve is a challenge I am thrilled to take on. I am elated to be taking the next steps in my career with ahead.”

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Since energizing the headwear industry with its 1995 debut, ahead has grown its business by expanding into corporate, resort, and collegiate markets.  Known for its innovation and creativity, ahead also has a stellar reputation for exemplary, reliable customer service. A leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, and Ryder Cup, ahead is committed to providing its customers and more than 5,000 accounts across the globe with the highest quality headwear, apparel, and accessories.

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