Since 1990, corporate executive Wesley Hutchings has managed purchasing and supply-chain operations at his family-run business (currently owned by TI Group Automotive Systems). Wes Hutchings’ business provides OEM heater and air conditioning systems for the automotive industry. Away from work, Wesley Hutchings enjoys golf and fitness activities at Parkland Golf & Country Club, where he has been a member since its founding in 2004.
Parkland Golf & Country Club (PGCC) has been one of the premier, members-only golf and leisure destinations in southern Florida for the past eight years. Just north of Coral Springs and west of Boca Raton, PGCC was built by Toll Brothers, one of America’s Best Builders of luxury and resort communities. The leisure estate includes a Greg Norman designed 18-hole course, a 43,000-square-foot Sports Club, and nine Har-Tru® tennis courts with one exhibition court. The spa, fitness center, club house, restaurants, and swimming pools are open to members, their families, and guests year-round, and the PGCC offers banquet-hosting services for up to 300 guests.
Devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) was founded in 1924. It is the nation’s oldest organization run by volunteers, of which the AHA currently has more than 22.5 million. The agency funds research, fights for public health policies, and provides lifesaving knowledge and tools to those in need. One volunteer who assists with the AHA’s mission is Wesley “Wes” Hutchings, vice president of purchasing at S&H Fabricating & Engineering and Hutchings Automotive Products. A dedicated family man, Wesley Hutchings actively supports numerous charities, including the AHA and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Every year the AHA works in conjunction with schools to promote heart health through its Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart programs. Begun almost 35 years ago, these programs help fund additional research into children’s heart disease while simultaneously getting children to participate in jump rope or free throw shooting events held at schools. The students involved in these programs learn how to best take care of their hearts and honor those in the community who have endured heart disease or stroke. Since their inception, these two events have raised more than $885 million for educational and research programs.