Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Lotos Club in New York, N.Y., Tour 18 in Humble, Texas, and Pretty Brook Tennis Club in Princeton, N.J.; a new Assistant Golf Professional at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass.; and a new Executive Chef at Manchester Country Club in Bedford, N.H.
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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/.
Hyde Park Golf & Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio named Nicholas Smith, CCM, CCE as General Manager/COO. Smith was previously General Manager/COO at Austin (Texas) Country Club and The Philadelphia (Pa.) Cricket Club.
Lake Valhalla Club in Montville, N.J. named Erik Bramble as General Manager/COO. Bramble was most recently General Manager/COO at Englewood (N.J.) Field Club.
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Country Club named Michael Cofer, CCM as General Manager/COO. Cofer was most recently General Manager/COO at Athens (Ga.) Country Club.
Flagg Creek Golf Course in Countryside, Ill. named Patrick Jeter as General Manager. Jeter was most recently a General Manager with Arcis Golf.
The Lotos Club in New York, N.Y. promoted Heather R. Lasnier to General Manager. Lasnier was most recently Director of Operations at the club.
Tour 18 in Humble, Texas named Jeremy Granado as General Manager. Granado was most recently General Manager at Riverchase in Coppell, Texas.
The Saratoga Golf & Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. named Daniel M. Cardella, CMAA as General Manager. Cardella was most recently General Manager at The Country Club of Troy (N.Y.).
Pretty Brook Tennis Club in Princeton, N.J. named Annie Isaacson as General Manager. Isaacson is a previous owner of a local business within the fitness and wellness industry and more recently General Manager of an eatery in Princeton.
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Country Club named Bart Wolfe as PGA General Manager. Wolfe was most recently PGA General Manager at The WildeWood Club in Columbia, S.C.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. named Randy Zupanski as Managing Director. Zupanski was most recently Area Manager and General Manager at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei.
Wasatch Peaks Ranch in Peterson, Utah named Fred Nadeau as Club Director. Nadeau was most recently General Manager and Director of Golf at Sutton Bay in Agar, S.D.
Westwood Swim & Tennis Club in Winston-Salem, N.C. named Kristen Rempfer as Club Manager. Rempfer was most recently Event Coordinator at High Point (N.C.) Country Club.
The Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. named Audra Vaccari Lucas as Club Manager. Vaccari Lucas was most recently Clubhouse Manager/Director of Food and Beverage Sailfish Point in Stuart, Fla.
Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Ill. named Michael Jernegan as Clubhouse Manager. Jernegan was most recently Director of Food and Beverage at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.
The Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, Colo. named Carleton S. Meehan as Clubhouse Manager. Meehan was most recently Director of Food and Beverage at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif.
Des Moines (Iowa) Golf & Country Club named Joe Brown as Assistant General Manager. Brown was most recently General Manager at The Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit, Pa.
Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. named Matt Dossey, CCM as Assistant General Manager. Dossey was most recently General Manager/COO at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, Conn.
The Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Ga. named Bill Daggett, MBA, PGA as Director of Golf and Javier Cuesta as Executive Chef. Daggett was most recently Head Golf Professional at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga., while Cuesta was most recently Executive Chef at The Cavalier Resort in Virginia Beach, Va.
The Club at Savannah Quarters in Pooler, Ga. named Miles Harris as Director of Golf. Harris was most recently Head Golf Professional at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, N.J.
St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne, Pa. named Tyler Santacroce, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Santacroce was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Bethesda (Md.) Country Club named Daniel Bengtson, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Bengtson was most recently Head Golf Professional at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, Md.
Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. named Maddy Belden as Assistant Golf Professional. Belden was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton, Mass.
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club in Palo Alto, Calif. promoted Mark Sivara to Director of Instruction. Sivara was most recently Head Golf Professional at the club.
Eagle Springs Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo. named Jeff Smith, PGA as Teaching Professional. Smith was most recently Director of Instruction at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind.
Birmingham Athletic Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. named Myrthe Molenveld as Director of Racquets. Molenveld was most recently Health Specialist at The Field Club of Greenwich (Conn.).
Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. named Peter Vargas as Beverage Director/Sommelier. Vargas was most recently Food and Beverage Manager/Sommelier at Mountain Lake Country Club in Lake Wales, Fla.
Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. named Rick Chiavari as Executive Chef. Chiavari was most recently Executive Chef at Turnberry Ocean Colony in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
Manchester Country Club in Bedford, N.H. named Daniel Henry as Executive Chef and Ann Sorrell as Director of Food and Beverage. Henry was most recently Executive Chef at Tam O’ Shanter Country Club in Brookville, N.Y. Sorrell’s professional experience includes Marriott Hotels as well as the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass.
Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pa. named Russell Danyluk as Membership Director. Danyluk was most recently Membership Director at Philmont Country Club in Huntington Valley, Pa.
Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas named Megan Johnson as Director of Member Experience. Johnson was most recently Director of Member Experience at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas.
Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas promoted Chelsea Hughes to Member Experience Manager. Hughes was most recently the Kids Club Supervisor at Stonebriar.
The Club at ArrowCreek in Reno, Nev. named Amanda Barham as Member Relations and Communications Manager. Barham was most recently Marketing Manager at Red Hawk Golf and Resort in Sparks, Nev.
Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta, Calif. named Nathan Celusta as Controller. Celusta was most recently Director of Finance at the club and, prior to that, Controller at Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.
David Richardson, Head Golf Professional at Soldiers Field Golf Course in Rochester, Minn. has announced his retirement after a 40-year career. Richardson began his career as an Assistant Professional at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. before becoming the Head Golf Professional at Owatonna (Minn.) Country Club.
Steve Carter, Superintendent of Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Cedar City, Utah was named the Utah Section PGA’s Superintendent of the Year. Carter has also worked at Logan (Utah) River Golf Course and spent four years as an assistant to Randy Oldham at the Logan (Utah) Country Club. Oldham won the Utah Superintendent of the Year award in 2020.
The GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) named Ryan Flickinger, CFRE as Executive Director. Flickinger will focus on increasing philanthropic support of Foundation-funded programs such as First Green, the Golf Course Environmental Profile and scholarships and grants.
Joe Desch begins his two-year term as the new Chairman of the Western Golf Association (WGA), leading the WGA and Evans Scholars Foundation. An Evans Scholar Alum, Desch is a member of Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moraine Country Club in Dayton, Ohio, and Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, S.C.
Golf Business Network named Dean Kandle, PGA as Vice President of Professional Development and Education. Kandle was most recently Head Golf Professional at St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne, Pa.
GGA Partners named Liz McDowell, CPA, CA, CCM as Director. McDowell was most recently Chief Operating Officer at York Downs Golf and Country Club in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Landscapes Unlimited promoted Judd Chatelain to Senior Construction Estimator. A 22-year Landscapes Unlimited veteran, Chatelain played a key forecasting and facilitation role in the company’s work for the City of San Diego around its Torey Pines South Course for the 2021 U.S. Open.
The American Society of Golf Course Architects has added ASGCA Past President Jeff Brauer to its staff as Director of Outreach.
Walter “Bud” Smith, the longtime owner of the Orange Hills Country Club in Orange, Conn., died at the age of 97. Smith became involved in the family golf business in 1949 and eventually took over ownership from his father in the mid-1950s. Smith was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2000 under the Distinguished Service to Golf category. He was a lifetime member of the Connecticut Superintendents’ Association.