Nancy Lopez Legacy - Staff

Steve Hanson PGA Professional & Facility Manager

Steve has been the Facility Manager at Lopez since 2009. Prior to arriving Steve was at the Country Club of Bristol, in Bristol, TN where he spent 13 years as the Head Golf Professional and then General Manager. Originally from Iowa, Steve attended New Mexico State University where he earned a degree in Professional Golf Management and in 2003 Steve earned his MBA from King College. Steve and his wife Brenda have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Bill Harris Assistant Manager - Inside

Bill & his wife Fran moved to The Villages in 2003. Originally from Pennsylvania, they moved here from Massachusetts. They have 6 children and 15 grandchildren. Bill worked for GATX for 24 years in materials management and then 16 years as a consultant for Dun & Bradstreet Software. Bill started working as part of the Lopez team as a Sales Associate in 2003. He briefly retired in 2014 and was fortunate to be rehired in 2016. He and his wife love life in The Villages.

Nancy Henkle Assistant Manager - Inside

Originally from Connecticut, Nancy moved to The Villages in 2004 after spending 27 years in Tucson, Arizona. She was employed at The University of Arizona where she worked as the Assistant Director of a research institute. She has 3 children and 4 grandsons.

Carl Hickman Assistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Lancaster, OH

Carl and his wife Emilie moved to The Villages in June of 2003. Originally from Ohio, they have lived in the Chicago and Minneapolis areas and moved here from Mississippi. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Carl was employed by General Mills for 30 years working in the financial area. He enjoys golf and sports of all kinds.

Mike Mathews Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Mike moved to The Villages in 2005 from Ft. Wayne, IN. Originally from St. Louis, Mike and his wife Chris have lived in 10 states because of various job opportunities. Chris is still employed as a school teacher at St. Paulís School in Leesburg. Mike was a High School Teacher and Coach for 8 years, was a VP of Operations in the Restaurant Industry for 15 years and most recently, was a VP of Sales for a Meat Company for 20 years. Mike played basketball in college and is an avid sports fan. He and his wife enjoy golf and travel. They have traveled to 46 states and 17 countries. Mike looks forward to working as an Assistant Outside Manager for many years.

Phil Ratliff Assistant Manager - Outside

Phil and his wife Linda moved to The Villages in 1997, from Montgomery, Alabama. Phil served 22 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1991. Following his Air Force career, he was Regional Manager for the Wisconsin Physicians Service CHAMPUS Select Program in Alabama and Mississippi. He was also President and Chief Operating Officer of Henley Memorial Company in Montgomery. Phil has been with Executive Golf and the Lopez Team since June of 2002.

Shirley Keeney Tournament Liaison

Hometown: College Park, MD

After graduation from Frostburg State College, Shirley moved to Baltimore where she taught Physical Education in the public school system for 8 years before becoming a police agent in the Baltimore Police Department for 20 years. After retirement in 2003, Shirley moved to The Villages and went to work as a starter on the executive courses. In 2011 Shirley became the Tournament Liaison for The Nancy Lopez Country Club where she enjoys working with all of the men and women throughout The Villages who participate in tournament play.