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June 2019 Young Professional Profile: Eric Thompson


Eric Thompson recently became a Venango County community member! Eric grew up in wine country in North East, PA, but he became the new General Manager at Wanango Country Club in March, bringing him to this area.

Eric earned his degree from Edinboro University in Comprehensive Business Administration. His two greatest achievements are his wonderful children, Carter (age 7) and Peyton (age 4). Also, finding happiness and being successful in a career that he truly loves and enjoys working in.

Eric’s short term goal is to finish his Class A golf professional certification for his PGA membership. His long term goal is to attain a Master Professional Designation with a focus in golf operations/club management, which less than half a percent of PGA members achieve.

Eric is new to Venango County, but is looking forward to getting to know all there is to do here. He enjoys going on the bike trail with his wife, Deb. Eric also enjoys spending time with his family, including taking them to their family cabin in Allegheny National Forest. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, and golfing.

Eric loves learning about the rich history of Wanago and Venango County. He finds it very inviting and welcoming, and stated that “the people here are very nice and down to earth.” Eric also noted that there are so many Steelers fans here which is a great change from when he worked as a golf professional in New England with many Patriot fans.

This article was published in the Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs Exchange’s (FLEX) June 2019 edition of the FLEX Your Ideas (FYI) Newsletter.

Wanango Welcomes New General Manager


Wanango Country Club is proud to introduce their new General Manager Eric Thompson.

Eric is a PGA Associate Professional with over 15 years of experience in the golf industry. From the town of  North East and an Edinboro University graduate, Eric recently moved to Oil City with his wife, Deb, and their two children, Carter, 7, and Peyton, 4. 

Eric loves to play golf, teach others how to golf, hunt, fish, and spend time with his family. They are all looking forward to getting to know Venango County and meet new people. Welcome Eric and family!

If you’d like more information, visit Wanango’s website at www.wanangocountryclub.com, or call (814) 676-8133.  

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.