The HMS Team


JIM HASLAM – President and Chief Executive Officer

Beginning with the formation of HMS Golf Management in 1978, Jim Haslam has been instrumental in the development and management of over 25 projects. Since its inception, Jim has been the backbone of HMS and works not only in deal generation and planning, but also in the daily operations of the golf management core competency.


Jim’s responsibilities at HMS encompass the entire spectrum of project development, including the location and negotiation of new projects, the completion of necessary due diligence and the acquisition of project funding. Jim oversees the construction and development of new projects as well as the organization and implementation of all start-up operations. In addition, all regional operators, HMS department heads, and individual property managers are ultimately accountable to Jim for their operational performance.


Jim has over 25 years of industry experience. Prior to founding HMS Golf, Jim was the Vice President of Sports and Retail Operations for the Seabrook Island Company in Charleston, South Carolina. Jim has also worked at the Sea Island Golf Club-Cloister Hotel in Sea Island Georgia and at Johns Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida.


JAMES HASLAM – Director of Operations

James Haslam oversees many aspects of the HMS Golf daily operations, while continuing to develop and maintain the strategic positioning of the HMS Golf franchise. James works directly with HMS Golf managers to constantly improve all aspects of daily operations.  Additionally, James focuses on the identification of new business opportunities, the ongoing relationship with HMS Golf investors, the identification of new strategic relationships and the placement of HMS and HMS facilities in the competitive landscape.  James currently serves on the Executive Board for the Georgia Golf Course Owners’ Association.


James graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University, where he was a Robert C. Byrd Scholar. Before joining HMS Golf, James worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley in New York, NY. Past experience includes an analyst position with the Presidio Golf Real Estate Investment Trust.


DOUG FOLEY – Director of Food and Beverage Operations

As Director of Food and Beverage, Doug Foley is responsible for nearly every aspect of F&B at HMS Golf facilities. From the initial staffing, setting of the menus, vendor negotiation, staff training, development and design of the F&B facilities to ongoing daily operations and meeting financial targets, Doug has been integral in the development of HMS Golf’s superior F&B product.


Doug attended Florida State University, where he studied Hotel and Restaurant Administration. Prior to joining HMS in 1995, Doug was the Director of Operations for the Buckhead Roadhouse – Real Restaurants, focusing primarily on expansion of supervision of new openings. Additionally, Doug was the Area Director for Ruby Tuesday’s Specialty Restaurants in Atlanta.


SHANLEE ISCH – Controller and Vice President of Human Resources

Shanlee Isch manages the daily financial operations for the HMS Golf facilities. Shanlee is responsible for overseeing payroll, accounts payable, daily financial reporting, and human resource functions.  Shanlee earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.


DON MOORE – Director of Human Resources

Don Moore serves as the head of all Human Resource functions for HMS Golf. Don is responsible for the development of all new and existing employee policies and procedures, hiring and training functions, legal compliance, the employee evaluation process, compensation and corporate insurance issues.


Prior to joining HMS, Don was the National Human Resource Manager-Credit Operations for 14,000 Sears, Roebuck and Co. employees and served as the Human Resources Manager for the Sears Southern Territory. Don has over 35 years of HR experience.


KELLI BANISTER – Director of Marketing

Kelli Banister oversees the day-to-day marketing and communication efforts through website development, mass email communication, and print publications.  Kelli holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing and Information Technology and has seventeen years experience in the hospitality/club industry with a background in membership, graphic design, event planning, and food & beverage management.


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