Edmund ‘EQ’ Sylvester
US Adaptive Golf Alliance
EQ Sylvester had just started his retirement when he became a triple amputee and prostheses user. From his own research and love of the sport, he founded the U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance, which teaches golf, organizes tournaments, and connects golfers with disabilities to adaptive equipment. In 2019, USAGA member organizations served 40,000 individuals across the country, of which 26% are wounded veterans. Sylvester aims to use his extensive network to promote disability inclusion in all areas of life, with a close focus on employment.
For 41 years, Sylvester was an international businessman who worked at Rockefeller (IBEC) companies, General Motors Corp., and his own private company. He has degree in International Economics from the University of Colorado and has taken a series of business courses at NYU Stern School of Business.