|By Kyle Stock, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Sep. 28--The Kiawah Island Golf Resort named Roger Warren president of the resort Tuesday.
Warren is a former high school teacher and president of PGA of America. He will fill the shoes of Prem Devadas, former managing director of the resort who stepped down in March after almost 15 years working for William H. Goodwin, the Virginia developer who owns Kiawah.
Devadas took the reins of Salamander Hospitality LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based firm building an inn, spa and gourmet food market in Middleburg, Va.
Warren, who Goodwin hired as the director of golf in 2003, will oversee Kiawah's 255-room hotel, some 600 rental properties and the resort's five golf courses.
He is widely credited with helping Kiawah win the right to host some major golf tournaments, most notably the 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA Championship, although Warren has said he has refused himself on PGA votes involving Kiawah.
"My goal is to make Kiawah Island Golf Resort the best resort in America, and continue to deliver the excellence for which we have become renowned," Warren said in a statement Tuesday.
Glenn Dozier, formerly Goodwin's chief financial officer, will become the resort's executive vice president. Since Devadas left, Dozier and Warren have co-managed the resort.
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