Bernie K. Loehr
Director, Amateur Status & Rules of Golf
Bernie Loehr is in his third year as the United States Golf Association’s director of Amateur Status and Rules of Golf. He is responsible for the operations of the USGA Amateur Status staff, responding to Rules of Golf and Amateur Status inquiries, and working USGA championships. He also attends USGA and JRC Rules of Amateur Status and Rules of Golf Committee Meetings.
Now in his eighth year as a member of the USGA staff, Loehr first joined the organization in January 2005 as a Rules of Golf associate and became manager of Amateur Status and Rules of Golf two years later. He assumed his current position in December 2009.
Loehr joined Eastman Kodak Company in 1980 and retired as the assistant corporate controller in 2004. During his last seven years at Kodak, he worked as a volunteer and held a number of positions with the Rochester District Golf Association.
He is a 1971 graduate of Marquette University with a degree in accounting. He earned a master’s in accounting from The Ohio State University in 1979. Following graduation from Marquette, he served in the United States Navy for four years and then taught accounting at The Ohio State University and Duke University for four years.
Loehr resides in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife, Janis, and their two nieces.