Justin Apel

Justin ApelExecutive Director
Representing a Golf Course Builders Association of America Task Force




Justin Apel, a graduate from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, began his career working as a Legislative Aide to Senator Merton Dierks, chairman of the Nebraska State Agriculture Committee in the Nebraska capitol.  After working in the statehouse, he was a registered lobbyist for the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts.  He joined the Golf Course Builders Association of America in 2006 and in 2011 he was named executive director.  Justin has helped lead the association in expanding their membership categories, while also participating on international initiatives that support the game.  The association continues to grow both domestically and internationally now partnering in the China and Asia Golf shows.  The association membership represents the builders who construct and renovate golf courses around the world, irrigation contractors, and the suppliers and consultants whose products are used in the construction process.  Additionally, Justin is responsible for the association’s charitable arm, the GCBAA Foundation.