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After his tenure as Chairman ends following the tournament, 
Markham looks forward to spending more time with his 
family. “This is the first year that I have not been able to 
coach all of my kid’s sports,” he says. “I love coaching.” 


Of course, Markham will find time for fly-fishing, one of 
his great passions, and golf. “I learned to fly-fish from my 
uncle in Colorado,” he says. “It’s one of the only things I like 
to do by myself, as most of my other hobbies are all social. 
I love the quietness and peacefulness of the mountains.” 


As for the industrial sector, Markham sees tremendous 

opportunities ahead. “Our team is in a good spot with the 
addition of Will Strong and Phil Haenel,” he says. “Phoenix 
is really set-up for a great run.” 


Markham is also honing 

his craft as a member of SIOR (Society of Industrial/Office 
Realtors). “I like what the organization stands for and how 
they do business.” 


As Chairman, Markham’ s efforts 

for this year’ s tournament, from an expanded Bay Club 
area, 10 new 16th hole skyboxes and eight Bird’ s Nest 
headliner acts, will be on display for patrons. 


Beyond the 

Open, Markham wants to be remembered as a good dad, 
good friend and a guy who cared about his community.  

“In the end, life is short, surround yourself  

with people you enjoy and have as much  

fun as you can!

“We really have the perfect squad,” he says.