Singapore: Wendy Tye has become the first Singaporean to achieve membership in the Club Managers Association of America’s (CMAA) Honour Society.
Tye, a long-time Club Manager at Singapore’s SAFRA, has been a regular attendee at Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF)-organised Business Management Institute (BMI) courses in the region in recent years.
Membership in the CMAA Honour Society is open to club managers who have achieved 400 additional credits beyond those required to achieve the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation, who maintain Professional membership in the association for a minimum of 10 years and who have successfully completed BMI Tactical Leadership or BMI Strategic Leadership.
“We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Wendy for being the first Singaporean to achieve the membership in the CMAA’s Honour Society,” said a statement from SAFRA.
“She has, with unwavering perseverance and determination, successfully fulfilled the requirements to qualify for entry to the Society.
“The Certified Club Manager designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training, showing a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.
“Let us all congratulate Wendy for her success. We encourage all staff to continually learn and develop to their fullest potential and to make a difference at SAFRA.”
The CMAA is the professional association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 6.500 members across all classifications. Manager members run more than 2,500 country, golf, city, athletics, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs.
The AGIF is the education partner of the CMAA in Asia.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to see Wendy bestowed with this honour.
“She continues to devote time to learning and getting better at her job. She is also a tireless advocate of CMAA education to her fellow managers in Asia. Her achievements are worthy of this recognition and we look forward to seeing many more Asian club managers follow in her footsteps in the years ahead.”