Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta, Calif., and The Cliffs at Keowee Springs in South Carolina; a new Director of Wellness, Aquatics, and Youth at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club in Savannah, Ga.; new Director of Culinary Operations at Hunters Run in Boynton Beach, Fla.; and new Merchandise Manager at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, Md.
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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/.
Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. named Mike Davis, CCM, PGA as General Manager. Davis was most recently General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta, Calif. named Kyle Draper, CCM as General Manager/COO. Draper was most recently General Manager/COO at The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Cliffs in South Carolina announced that Kyle Caudill, the General Manager for the past five years at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, has assumed the same title at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs. Thomas Miller, a Certified Club Manager has taken over at GM at Keowee Falls.
Ba Na Hills Golf Club in Da Nang, Vietnam named Gary Dixon as General Manager. Dixon was most recently General Manager at The Bluffs Ho Tram, also in Vietnam.
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point named Adam Lockwood, PGA as Director of Golf. Lockwood was most recently Golf Professional Trump National Golf Club Charlotte in Mooresville, N.C.
Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, Calif. named Morgan Davies, PGA as Director of Golf. Davies was most recently Head Golf Professional at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill Calif.
The Maggie Valley (N.C.) Club & Resort named Craig Sparks as Director of Golf. Sparks most recently was Lead Assistant Golf Professional at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, N.C. Prior to Champion Hills, he was the lead assistant golf professional at the Country Club of Asheville (N.C.).
Hobe Sound (Fla.) Golf Club named John Pershern, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Pershern was most recently Director of Golf at Bocaire Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
Seven Oaks Country Club in Bakersfield Calif. named Castavious Henderson, PGA as Head Golf Professional.
The Spanish Hills Club in Camarillo, Calif. named Harry Wright as Director of Racquets. Wright most recently he served as a tennis professional at Broadstone Sports Club in Folsom, Calif.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. named Greg Heartt as Director of Racquet Sports. Heartt most recently served as Head Tennis Professional at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Winderemere, Fla.
The Landings Golf & Athletic Club in Savannah, Ga. named Lisa Kyte as Director of Wellness, Aquatics, and Youth. Kyte was most recently Spa Director for the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, Ala.
Hunters Run in Boynton Beach, Fla. named Robert Goodhue as Director of Culinary Operations. Goodhue was most recently Executive Chef at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City, Fla. He replaces Armando Rodriguez, who retired after 17 years with Hunters Run.
The Landings Golf & Athletic Club in Savannah, Ga. promoted Erica Kennerson to Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. Kennerson was previously Senior Human Resources Manager at the club.
Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, Md. named Emma Schutz as Merchandise Manager, effective in early September. Schutz was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at Colleton River Club in Bluffton, S.C.
Ironwood Golf & Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif. named Krista Simmons as Director of Communications. Simmons was most recently Membership & Communications Director at Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
Strategic Club Solutions named Christina Watson, CCM as Vice President of Operations. Watson brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience, including large corporations, 4-diamond resorts and private clubs.
The Vollrath Company named Kevin McCray as Vice President of Information Technology. McCray most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer for both Church Mutual Insurance Company in Merrill, Wis., and Plexus Corporation in Neenah, Wis.
Aspen Investments named Glen Thompson as General Manager of its new central Florida location. Thompson most recently worked in LidoChem, Inc.’s Performance Nutrition Division as Territory Manager, covering the Turf & Ornamental and Agricultural markets for the east coast.
The Ali Group named David Kalinowski as President of ACP Inc. (Amana® Commercial, Menumaster® Commercial, XpressChef®). Kalinowski assumes the role previously held by Kevin Clark, who is now President of Welbilt. Kalinowski will be responsible for the day-to-day management of ACP Inc.