Zachary Reineking

Reineking is head superintendent and project manager at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, which in August hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship—the first to be played in Wisconsin—and in 2017 will host the U.S. Open, an honor that marks the course’s “meteoric rise” in the golf world, noted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coordinating preparation with the U.S. Golf Association is part of Reineking’s job, along with overseeing a staff of 35 in all ground maintenance and construction projects (recently he coordinated and supervised a $4 million course renovation). “On a daily basis I am required to be an HR director, accountant, plant pathologist, entomologist and soil scientist. Not many fields can give you that variety,” Reineking says.