Club Management Association of America Elects New Board of Directors

Alexandria, Virginia, United States: The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) has announced its 2019 Officers and Board of Directors.

Voting for officers and directors was conducted on-line prior to and in-person at CMAA’s 2019 World Conference and Club Business Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. The election results were announced at the event’s Closing Business Session.  

The 2019 CMAA Officers are:

Chairman: Randall ‘Randy’ Ruder, CCM, CCE, General Manager of Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY;

Vice Chairman: Mark Bado, MCM, CCE, General Manager of Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte, NC; and

Secretary-Treasurer: Brian Kroh, CCM, General Manager of John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, FL; and

Immediate Past President: Robert ‘Bobby’ Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA, General Manager of New Orleans Country Club, New Orleans, LA.

Newly elected or re-elected as Directors are:

Steven Buck, CCM, CCE, General Manager/COO of Shady Canyon Golf Club, Irvine, CA (Elected to a one-year term);

Janine Budzius, CCM, CCE, General Manager/COO of Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA (Elected to a three-year term);

Mitchell Platt, MCM, CCE, General Manager of the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC (Re-elected to a three-year term); and

Michael Seabrook, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TN (Re-elected to a three-year term). 

Directors continuing to serve on the CMAA Board are:

Eric Dietz, CCM, CCE, PGA, General Manager and COO of Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, FL;

Richard LaRocca, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of The Country Club of Orlando, Orlando, FL;

Joe Mendez, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA;

Christina Toups, CCM, CCE, General Manager of Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth, TX; and

Michael S. Wheeler, MCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA.

The CMAA Board of Directors is comprised of 13 club management professionals who are committed to ensuring the existence and growth of a thriving club industry led by CMAA-educated professionals, and work respectfully with staff, committees, members, partners, and the greater industry to advance the profession.

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