The Turn Announces Strategic Leadership Transitions for Continued Growth

The Turn, a distinguished 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the adaptive community in North Olmsted, Ohio, a suburb of Greater Cleveland, recently revealed strategic changes in leadership aimed at steering the organization into a new phase of growth and development.

“The Turn has been on an incredible journey of growth for years now, and the Turn Board of Directors is pleased to announce changes that will further propel us into the future,” said Bill Fry, Turn Board President.

In a strategic and well-deserved move, The Turn Board of Directors proudly announced the promotion of Kristine Schulze to the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Turn, effective immediately. She succeeds Robert J. Schulze, Jr., current CEO of The Turn, who announced he was stepping down from his role to focus his full energy on leading the Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA) and further expanding its leading role and national representation with the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Kristine joined the organization in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer and brings exceptional leadership, dedication, and strategic insights to her new role. Prior to joining The Turn, she was senior director of financial reporting and communications at RPM International Inc. Kristine holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University and a master’s degree in positive organization development from Case Western Reserve University. Kristine is also a certified public accountant.

“Her passion for the organization’s mission, members, and volunteers positions her to lead The Turn in its continued growth agenda,” said Bill Fry. In addition to her CEO responsibilities, Kristine will continue to lead Finance for both The Turn and NOGA, a key allied golf association of the USGA and founder and strategic partner of The Turn. This affiliation with The Turn aligns with NOGA’s mission of promoting and preserving the game of golf across northern Ohio, including adaptive golf.

As the outgoing CEO of The Turn, Robb Schulze leaves the organization after more than eight years of exemplary leadership, during which The Turn experienced unprecedented growth in membership and expanded programming. “Kristine is the right leader at the right time for the continued success of The Turn,” said Robb Schulze.

Prior to joining The Turn and NOGA in November 2015, Robb was the Head Golf Professional at Acacia Country Club since 2003.
“The Turn expresses deep gratitude for Robb’s dedicated service, and he will continue to play a crucial role in fundraising efforts through his newly established position on the Turn Board of Directors,’” said Bill Fry.

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About The Turn

For over two decades, The Turn has been a trailblazer in serving the adaptive community, including veterans, adults and children recovering from traumatic brain, spinal cord, and other injuries, through non-clinical adaptive fitness and recreation programs, including the game of golf. The organization inspires hope and enhances the health and well-being of individuals with physical disabilities, guiding them to “make the turn” into the next chapter of their lives. The Turn is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. For more information, visit