About the First Tee
Judy McDermott is a veteran of Professional Golf Association Event Management with corresponding executive-level expertise in Nonprofit Agency Management. After receiving a B.A. from UCLA as a member of the women’s golf team, McDermott spent her early career in sports and event management in Los Angeles. Before moving to Tucson in 1992, she managed LPGA golf tournaments in Los Angeles and Orange County.
McDermott recently transitioned to the full-time executive director of First Tee Tucson after over twenty-five years as the tournament director/ executive director of the Tucson Conquistadores Inc., Tucson  Conquistadores Foundation, and part-time executive director of First Tee - Tucson.
McDermott is thrilled to devote 100% of her time with First Tee - Tucson to pursue her lifelong passion of giving kids the chance to play a game of a lifetime. The program currently operates Golf and Life Skill programming at nine green grass program locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
McDermott was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Women of Influence Non-Profit Champion Award in 2017 from Inside Tucson Business.
She currently serves on the Beacon Group Board of Directors as Vice Chair, Board Member with Act One, past president of Women at the Top, member of the City of Tucson Greens Committee, and member of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.