Influential N.C. sports execs: Gary Sobba
Chipping for charity:
tournament director, Wells Fargo Championship
The Kansas MBA runs day-to-day operations of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship, a post he’s held since 2017. This year, Sobba helped secure a five-year sponsorship extension with Wells Fargo. Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club will continue hosting the event as it has since debuting in 2003. Over the last 16 years, the Wells Fargo Championship raised $22 million for Charlotte-area charitable organizations. Before coming to Charlotte, Sobba had spent the previous 15 years at Learfield Communications Inc., including a lengthy run as general manager of Tar Heel Sports Marketing in Chapel Hill.