Climbing the Ladder


Brian Baldwin has embraced every opportunity that’s been presented to him since beginning to work in private clubs—and his successful response to each earned his appointment as the first Assistant General Manager in the history of Baltusrol Golf Club.

Striking a Balance


Along the impressive career path that has taken Anne Stryhn through a variety of prominent clubs and to her current post as Assistant General Manager of The Country Club of Virginia, she’s learned that the best club managers are the ones who know when, and when not, to be on the job. Since the beginning […]

On the Rise


With attracting new members at the top of every club’s strategic agenda, having an abundance of up-and-coming management talent will help to keep the industry relevant. We went to press with our March issue just before heading off to San Francisco and Seattle, for two events that have had remarkable growth over the past 10 […]

Fab Five


The 2017 winners of the Excellence in Club Management Awards, co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business. McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm, and Club & Resort Business have announced the 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored […]

Friday Filmfest: GM Gig at The Magic Castle Featured as “Job Goals”

By | October 6, 2017

The latest episode of the series by Thrillist highlights Joe Furlow, General Manager of The Academy of Magical Arts in Los Angeles, who also won an Excellence in Club Management Award this year. Joe Furlow, ECM, General Manager of The Academy of Magical Arts who won The Mel Rex Award through the Excellence in Club […]

Feeling the Beat


Throughout Ray Kondziela’s journey to Excellence in Club Management recognition, he’s followed his musical roots to bring special rhythms and excitement to his properties. After Ray Kondziela, CCM, CCE, secured his dual degree in Music and Music Education from the Philadelphia College of The Performing Arts (now the University of the Arts), he set out […]