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RSM Classic Welcomes Todd Thompson as Tournament Director

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CHICAGO,

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, and title sponsor of The RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR FedEx Cup event hosted by the Davis Love Foundation – is proud to welcome Todd Thompson as tournament director of The RSM Classic.

After an extensive executive search, the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic, selected Thompson as tournament director. Thompson will help oversee the tournament staff and daily operations of this event, which will be held this year November 13-19 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

"RSM is pleased with the Davis Love Foundation’s selection of Thompson for this critical role," said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP. "At RSM, we understand the similarities between business and the game of golf. The shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship are values that Todd has demonstrated over his career. We’re looking forward to working with Todd and the rest of the Davis Love Foundation team to help The RSM Classic continue to be one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and one that raises important charitable contributions for qualified nonprofits focused on children and families."

Thompson, who will assume the tournament director role in early April, is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he was on the golf team from 1983 to 1988. After graduation, he served as the tournament director for the Georgia PGA, prior to starting the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT). Now in its 23rd season, the SJGT has more than 1,000 members and administers an average of 38 events annually in six southeastern states.

"This is a dream job for me, and I couldn't be more excited to be part of this prestigious event and to work with the Love family," said Thompson. "It's the perfect combination for me. I love the game of golf, the St. Simons area and the opportunity to work on a tournament that has already raised more than $7 million for charities."

Thompson and his wife, Leigh, have two children, Frannie, a senior at Ole Miss, and Davis, a high school senior who has committed to the University of Georgia where he will be a member of the men's golf team.

Thompson fills the role vacated by Scott Reid who had served as the Tournament Director since its inception in 2010.

About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an Official PGA TOUR Event hosted by professional golfer and 2017 Hall of Fame inductee, Davis Love III. The 2017 tournament will be held Nov. 13-19 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simon’s Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization , manages and operates the tournament, and has donated more than $7 million to charities that support children and families in need. For more information about The RSM Classic and the Davis Love Foundation visit rsmclassic.com.

About RSM US LLP
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

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