Peter M. Castleman

USGA Executive Committee 

 PeterCastleman --- Peter M. Castleman, a member of the USGA Executive 

Peter M. Castleman, of Glenbrook, Nev., is in his first year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.

Castleman is owner of Westwind Investors, a private investment firm that he founded in 2006. He is also a consultant to J.H. Whitney & Co., a private equity firm providing capital to small-and middle-market companies. Prior to joining Whitney in 1987, Castleman held a number of professional investment positions, and served as a teaching fellow in economics at Harvard University.

Castleman graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 1979, earning a bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985, where he was a Baker Scholar, and also studied at New College, Oxford University.

Castleman describes himself as a passionate golfer, and is a member of Clear Creek Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

 In 2013, Castleman will serve on the Commercial, Communications, Finance, Handicap, Investment, Members and Course/Club Membership, and Mid-Amateur Committees.


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