CEO change at Navistar will not impact 2012 LPGA event

CEO change at Navistar will not impact 2012 LPGA event

The announced switch-out of the CEO at LPGA Tour event title sponsor Navistar will not impact the Alabama event, at least this season.

Daniel Ustian resigned this week as CEO, president and chairman of the enginemaker, pressured to do so because of the company's recent poor performance.

“Dan Ustian’s retirement from Navistar will have no impact on our plans for this year’s Navistar LPGA Classic and we look forward to another great event in September,” said Steve Schrier, a spokesman for the company, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Though this year's commitment will be honored, future sponsorship will be under the microscope.

“We are currently re-evaluating all of our sponsorship initiatives, including our investment in the LPGA," Schrier continued. "We have developed a long-standing partnership with the LPGA and the team at Robert Trent Jones and we will provide clarity on future commitments later this year.”

The Navistar LPGA Classic will be played in Prattville from Sept. 17-23. Lexi Thompson is the defending champion.

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