Recent industry hires and promotions include a new General Manager/COO at Woodlands Country Club in Falmouth, Maine; Assistant General Manager at Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Naples, Fla.; Clubhouse Manager at Gulfstream Bath & Tennis Club in Delray Beach, Fla.; Director of Golf at Boca Woods Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla.; Director of Coaching at West Palm Golf Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Director of Racquets at Chevy Chase (Md.) Club.
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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/.
Woodlands Country Club in Falmouth, Maine named Joseph Roux, CCM, PGA as General Manager/COO. Roux was most recently General Manager at Sparrows Point Country Club in Baltimore, Md.
Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Naples, Fla. named Stacy Vermette as Assistant General Manager. Vermette was most recently Regional Director of Member Experience and Regional Director of Retention for Invited.
Gulfstream Bath & Tennis Club in Delray Beach, Fla. named Michelle McGee as Clubhouse Manager. McGee was most recently Director of Food & Beverage at San Jose Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla.
Boca Woods Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla. named Jeff Gullett as Director of Golf. Gullett was previously Head Golf Professional at Bocaire Country Club, also in Boca Raton.
Hunters Run in Boynton Beach, Fla. named Ben Bauer, PGA as Director of Golf. Bauer was most recently Director of Golf at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Brickshire Golf Club in Providence Forge, Va. named Bill Ranson, PGA as PGA Director of Golf. Ranson was most recently Head Golf Professional at Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond, Va.
The Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colo. named Todd Laxson, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Laxson was most recently Head Golf Professional at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, also in Colorado Springs.
The Quarry at La Quinta (Calif.) named Stephen Phillips, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Phillips was most recently a Golf Professional at Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis. promoted Noel Zimmerman to Head Golf Professional. Zimmerman was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at the club.
West Palm Golf Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. named Justin Martin, PGA as Director of Coaching. Martin was most recently Lead Instructor at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, Ga.
The PGA Southeast Florida Chapter named Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club as the 2022 Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient. The award recognizes PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.
Nicole Cavarra, a LPGA Professional at The Aspen Glen Club in Carbondale, Colo., and The Mirabel Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jessica Reese-Quayle, a LPGA Professional at Santa Rosa (Calif.) Golf & Country Club, were recently named Teacher of the Year for their respective sections. Cavarra earned the honor for the LPGA Central Section, while Reese-Quayle was named as top instructor for the LPGA Western Section.
Partridge Run Golf Course in Canton, N.Y. named Scott Nickerson as Golf Course Superintendent. Nickerson was most recently Assistant Equipment Manager at St. Lawrence University. Prior to that he was Golf Course Superintendent at New Seabury in Mashpee, Mass.
Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Md. promoted Alyson Smith to Director of Racquets. Smith was most recently Director of Racquets Operations at the club and, before that, Director of Junior Tennis.
Tampa (Fla.) Yacht & Country Club named Reinaldo Valor, PPR, IFPA as Director of Racquets. Valor was most recently Director of Women’s Tennis at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas.
Harbour Ridge Yacht & CC/POA in Palm City, Fla. named Lisa Dmitri as Executive Director of Spa, Fitness and Wellness. Dmitri was most recently Director of Fitness and Wellness at Windsor Properties in Vero Beach, Fla.
Camelback Resort in Tannersviille, Pa. named Theresa Lutz as Vice President of Marketing. Lutz was most recently Assistant Vice President of Marketing for Tropicana Atlantic City.
Greenville (S.C.) Country Club named Jessica Martin as Private Events Manager. Martin was most recently a staff member of the Chattooga Club in Cashiers, N.C.
West Bay Club in Estero, Fla. named Vanessa DiPaolo as Director of Membership and Community Relations. DiPaolo was most recently Sales Specialist at Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, Fla.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in La Romana, Dominican Republic named Margarita González as Museum Director at the Altos de Chavon Archaeological Regional Museum. González brings almost 40 years of experience to the new positions, having started in 1986 as Coordinator of the Department of Educational Services of the Museum of Modern Art.
PRIZM Lighting named Jordan Ferree as National Sales Manager. Ferree was most recently Controls Specialist for the American Lighting Inc.
Rain or Shine Golf named Christian Baker as Chief Operating Officer. An experienced operations leader, Baker has worked in strategic partnerships in the technology and real estate spaces, leading operations and developing new business verticals throughout the Carolinas.