Serving since 2019
Prior to his role at Firestone, Jay served as the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. His industry experience spans more than 30 years primarily with private clubs which includes serving as Executive Director at The National Golf Club of Canada and General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at Pasatiempo Golf Club. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, is a Life Member of The PGA of America and is an active member of the Club Management Association of America. Jay and his wife, Katrina, have three grown children and enjoy the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.
Director of Membership
Serving since 2015
Having an extensive background in commercial real estate, I began my career working for Cleveland-based developer, Stark Enterprises. I continued my career abroad working as a Partner for Johnson Fellows, a property consultancy company in the United Kingdom. Here I managed large portfolios of commercial property for national retailers, pension funds and high wealth private individuals.After 17 years working in commercial property and living in England for nearly 10 years, I decided to change direction. With golf as my passion, upon returning to Northeast Ohio in 2015, I began working for Invited as the Membership Director at Silver Lake Country Club. For 3 years I worked at growing the membership and fostering relationships with new members.
Director of Member Experience
Serving since 2022
Dan DiMezza recently returned back to his hometown of Akron, Ohio after spending 15 years in New York City. Dan most recently was the co-founder of Happy Place 360 a brand and marketing consulting agency based in New York City where he worked with a dynamic roster of clients including, Daya by Zendaya Fashion Line, Wheels Up, South By South West and Marriott Bonvoy. He oversaw all global marketing and event-related initiatives for the company's portfolio of consumer brands including Jessica Simpson Collection, Martha Stewart, Joes Jeans and William Rast by Justin Timberlake. Before joining Sequential Brands Group, Dan successfully forged a career in the music and media industry starting off in marketing and promotions at iHeart Media and later accepting a position at CBS Radio Corporate where he oversaw marketing and events for over 130 Radio Stations across all formats in 26 major markets across the US.
Director of Private Events
Serving since 2021
I am excited to join the team here at Firestone CC and Invited. I have spent the better part of my career in the hospitality industry, more specifically hotel sales and marketing. I did take a year long hiatus from the industry to try my hand at retail leasing marketing and events. I most recently opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown, a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village. When I am not working, I am the current Chair of Community Harvest, the prepared meal rescue program of the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, the President of Promway Dog Rescue, and an Ambassador for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. I am married with three stepsons who keep my “free” time filled up with sports and band. I am also fur mom to three wonderful rescue dogs.
Director of Golf
Serving since 2022
Before accepting the position at Firestone Country Club, Dale was the Director of Golf at Trophy Club Country Club in Trophy Club, Texas. A Member of the PGA of America, he has over 25 years of experience in the golf industry, with 17 years at Invited. He was the Head Golf Professional at LaCosta Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, and worked at Grayhawk Golf Club and Troon North Golf Club in Arizona. Dale is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management. Dale and his wife, Krista, have two children, Ryan and Katelyn. In his free time, Dale enjoys playing and watching sports with his kids.
Director of Golf Course Operations
Serving since 1992
I have been the Director of Golf Course Operations at Firestone Country Club since 2008. I have been a part of the Invited family for the past 25 years. Prior to Firestone, I worked at Treesdale Golf and Country Club, a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Design Invited facility in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania where I served as the Director of Greens and Grounds and as Invited’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Agronomy. Early in my career I was the Superintendent at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennsylvania and at Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Westminster College in Business Administration and a Turfgrass Management Certificate at The Pennsylvania State University. My beautiful wife, Bonnie, and I have two amazing children, Adam and Keriann.