Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club in Euclid, Ohio; Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Desert Highlands in North Scottsdale, Ariz.; a new Commodore at Pelican Isle Yacht Club in Naples, Fla.; Executive Chef at Lost Tree Club in Palm Beach, Fla.; and Sustainability Specialist at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, Ill.
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Here are some of the recent new hires and promotions announced by club and resort properties and other companies in the club industry. Announcements and photos for this regular People on the Move report can be submitted at https://clubandresortbusiness.com/submit-industry-news/.
The Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, with campuses in Euclid, Ohio and Chardon, Ohio, named Dan DeCrow as General Manager. DeCrow was most recently General Manager at Signature of Solon (Ohio) Country Club.
Fisher Island (Fla.) Club named Shane Krige as General Manager/COO. Krige was most recently General Manager at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas.
Rancho La Quinta (Calif.) named Monica Davis as General Manager. Davis was most recently General Manager at Indian Wells (Calif.) Country Club.
Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, Calif. named Christopher M. Marcussen, CCM as General Manager/COO. Marcussen was most recently General Manager of Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Conn.
Desert Highlands in North Scottsdale, Ariz. named Desi Speh as Chief Operating Officer/General Manager. Speh was most recently CEO/GM at Arizona Country Club in Phoenix.
Lemon Bay Golf Club in Englewood, Fla. named Kenneth “Damon” Williams, MBA, CHAE, CAM, CCM as General Manager. Williams was most recently Clubhouse Manager/Director of Finance of Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Fla.
The Sailfish Club of (Palm Beach) Florida named Ryan Barry as General Manager. Barry was most recently Assistant General Manager at Lost Tree Golf Club in North Palm Beach, Fla.
Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club in Naples, Fla. named Michael Raber, PGA as General Manager. Raber was previously Director of Golf at Bonita National Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Kiawah Island (S.C.) Club named Thomas (“Tom”) Nevin as Chief Operating Officer. Nevin has previously been Chief Operating Officer at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y. and General Manager at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y., Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., and New York City’s Waldorf Astoria.
Karen Hendricks was sworn in as the new Commodore of Pelican Isle Yacht Club in Naples, Fla. Bob Flaherty is now Vice Commodore and Jack Kane is Rear Commodore.
St. Clair Country Club in Upper St. Clair, Pa. named Carl Gurtner, CCM as Assistant General Manager. Gurtner was most recently General Manager of Fox Chapel Racquet Club in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla. promoted Eric J. Mac Donald, M.B.A., PGA to Lead Assistant Golf Professional. Mac Donald was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at the club.
Kalamazoo (Mich.) Country Club named Will Segraves as Director of Racquets. Segraves was most recently Special Events and Platform Tennis Coordinator at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.
Inverness (Ill.) Golf Club named Andrew Buchholz as Director of Racquet Sports. Buchholz played tennis at Ferris State University while earning his degree in its professional tennis management program.
Bay Head (N.J.) Yacht Club named Tyler Owens as Director of Racquets. Owens was most recently Director of Racquet Sports at the Louisville (Ky.) Boat Club.
The Saddle and Cycle Club in Chicago, Ill. named Liz Cruz as Director of Racquets. Cruz was most recently Director of Racquets at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, Conn.
Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton, Mass. named Sean Nolan as Golf Course Superintendent. Nolan was most recently East/West Superintendent of Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.
The Country Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio named Matt Powell as Golf Course Superintendent. Powell was most recently Green & Grounds Superintendent at Dedham (Mass.) Country & Polo Club.
Fairmont Dallas (Texas) named Edward Searle as Director of Food & Beverage and George Sous as Director of Rooms. Searle most recently worked as Director of Food & Beverage at Hilton Granite Park Hotel in Plano, Texas. Sous most recently was Director of Housekeeping at the Swissotel Chicago.
Lost Tree Club in Palm Beach, Fla. named Zach Bell as Executive Chef. Bell was most recently Owner of Action Culinary in Lake Worth, Fla.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Field Club named Justin Melnick Executive Chef. Melnick was most recently Executive Chef/Partner of Spello Restaurant in Mars, Pa.
Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. named Richard Chiavari as Executive Chef. Chiavari was most recently Executive Chef at Turnberry Ocean Colony in Sunny Isles, Fla.
Corazón Cabo (Mexico) named Eric de Maeyer as Executive Chef. During his decorated career, de Maeyer has worked in many of Mexico’s most acclaimed hotels including Cancun’s Grand Meliá and Live Aqua Hotel, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, and the Fairmont Mayakoba.
Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens Fla. named Jason Russianoff as Executive Sous Chef. Russianoff was most recently Sous Chef at Turtle Creek Club in Tequesta, Fla.
Kohanaiki in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii named Andrew Myers as Wine Director & Master Sommelier. Myers was a trainer, educator and consultant for a variety of clients before joining team at Kohanaiki.
Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, Ill. named Angelica Carmen as Sustainability Specialist.
Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier, Pa. named Nicholas G. Milkie, CPA, CGMA, MBA as Chief Financial Officer. Milkie was most recently Controller at Seven Springs Hidden Valley & Laurel Mountain in Champion, Pa.
Cherie Kennen joins KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE as an Executive Assistant. Kennen was most recently Lead Concierge at Sailfish Point Country Club and formerly Florida State Chapter Coordinator for The Club Management Association of America.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America named Ed Several as Chief Marketing Officer. Several most recently served as Executive Vice President, Events and Conferences, for EnsembleIQ.