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LPGA Kia Classic Taps San Diego Business Leader, Kathy Cunningham, To Moderate Women’s Leadership Luncheon

LPGA Kia Classic Taps San Diego Business Leader, Kathy Cunningham, To Moderate Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Carlsbad, CA- The top female golfers in the world will once again head to Park Aviara Resort and Golf Club in Southern California to compete in the ninth edition of the LPGA. In addition to the top women in golf, the event will host the top women in business at their Women’s Leadership Luncheon, Thursday, March 22nd. Leading San Diego marketing executive, Kathy Cunningham was just announced as the moderator of the inspiring event which is presented by Kia, the Servant Leadership Institute, Tech Data, and Cisco.

Kathy was thrilled to be invited to perform the hosting duties and says, “I believe we are the average of those with whom we surround ourselves, so I am honored to be asked to host such a prestigious group of women at this year’s leadership event. Advanced Marketing Strategies is also excited to be working with the LPGA to help market this year’s tournament again.”

Tournament Director, Lindsay Allen added, “We look forward to having Kathy on the leadership team this year. We are poised to really inspire greatness with not only the players but with the leadership event too.”

The Kia Classic Golf Tournament hosts some of the world’s top female athletes, with plenty of star power expected to compete for the top spot and a purse of $1.8 million. The list includes United States’ Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, Jessica and Nelly Korda, as well as the Republic of Korea’s Jin Young, who leads the Tour in Official Money and is atop the Rolex Player of the Year.


Kathy is the Founder and President of Advanced Marketing Strategies, one of San Diego’s most prominent advertising agencies. Having founded Advanced Marketing Strategies over 25 years ago, Kathy is passionate about combining the latest, most innovative communication tools with solid, tested principles of marketing, for exponential results. She and her team use research, targeting, and strategy to bring together compelling messages and an optimum combination of both digital and traditional media. Kathy is also the host of The Show Runner Marketing Podcast, which recognizes top females in business and marketing who are running the show. By sharing knowledge and life lessons, Show Runner creates an accessible network of amazing, professional women for those seeking continued learning, mentoring, and positive role models.

Kathy is also an avid golfer who plays on the FRCC Women’s Golf Team and credits golf as a significant influence on both her personal and professional growth.


This event hopes to create business and professional relationships by providing an exclusive and engaging forum for like-minded professional women. The event runs, Thursday, March 22nd and includes keynote speaker, Angela McCourt, from Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data, a Panel Discussion, Luncheon, Demo and Q&A with LPGA Professional on the range, Networking Happy Hour and First Round Viewing of the Kia Classic. This year’s panel includes, Kay Coleman from The American Cancer Society; Laura Wolf Stein, Marketing Director for The Challenged Athletes Foundation and Donna Otis, CCM, CCE, Chief Executive/General Manager at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on the Kia Classic Tournament or Women’s Leadership Luncheon, contact Lindsay Allen at or 386-236-1359.


Incorporated in 1991, San Diego ad agency, Advanced Marketing Strategies is proud to have provided over twenty-five years of strategy based, result oriented marketing solutions that have increased traffic, sales, and profits for large consumer clients. Over the years, we have developed fully integrated traditional, digital and social media marketing for IKEA, Mossy Automotive, Soboba Casino, Quechan Casino Resort, Sky Ute Casino and Resort, McMillan Homes, Point Loma Credit Union, LPGA Kia Classic and others. Learn more about AM Strategies by visiting


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