On March 22, Somerset-based SHI International named Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour golfers Allisen Corpuz and Annie Park as its newest official brand ambassadors.
Beginning this weekend, Corpuz and Park will wear SHI-branded gear when they play in the Drive On Championship in Arizona. They will also be part of SHI’s 2023 “Solve what’s next” campaign, which highlights the company’s role in helping IT and procurement leaders from more than 17,000 organizations worldwide to meet evolving needs.
The announcement also marks a continued foray into women’s golf for SHI, which became an official partner of the LPGA Tour back in September.
The 25-year-old Corpuz and 27-year-old Park are considered among the top young women golfers on tour. But, SHI says, what they bring to the table goes beyond just the course.
“Allisen and Annie are more than just talented athletes. They possess the qualities of inventive thinkers who can adjust both strategy and execution to ensure success,” said Thai Lee, president and CEO of SHI International. “As world-class golfers, they must constantly anticipate and solve for the next obstacles they face on the golf course and those exceptional skills align perfectly with our values. Our employees approach each customer’s unique needs through a similar lens, constantly developing and refining innovative solutions utilizing cutting-edge technologies to deliver positive business outcomes.”
The LPGA and the PGA of America (PGA) dubbed 2023 as the Year of Women’s Golf in New Jersey in January with four prestigious events set to tee off in the Garden State, including a major championship. Get all the details here.
Corpuz describes Lee’s background and SHI’s accomplishments as inspiring.
“Being affiliated with a female-led enterprise that is shattering norms in the tech sector deeply resonates with my values and fills me with immense pride to represent SHI on and off the course,” said Corpuz.
“I was fortunate to have a strong female role model in my mom who introduced me to golf at the age of 8,” said Park, who won the 2018 ShopRite Classic, which is held at Seaview in Galloway. “I and my fellow LPGA players strive to be that same inspiration for other girls and women. That’s why partnering with the country’s largest minority women-owned business feels like the perfect fit.”d