Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif., and Ed Oliver Golf Club in Wilmington, Del.; a new Director of Golf at Shaker Heights (Ohio) Country Club; new Assistant Golf Professional at Baltimore (Md.) Country Club; and a new Executive Chef at Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
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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/.
Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. named Miles Tucker, CCM as Chief Operations Executive/Executive Director. Tucker was most recently General Manager/COO at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.
Memphis (Tenn.) Hunt & Polo Club named Rick Coleman as General Manager. Coleman was most recently Clubhouse Manager at Idle Hour Country Club in Macon, Ga.
Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. named Gregory Brown as General Manager. Brown was most recently Vice President of Operations at Kohanaiki in Kona, Hawaii.
Moraga (Calif.) Country Club named Eric Jacobsen as General Manager/COO. Jacobsen was most recently General Manager at The Citrus Club in La Quinta, Calif.
Pine Hollow Club in East Norwich, N.Y. promoted Burak Meyveci, CCM to General Manager. Meyveci was most recently Club Manager.
Ed Oliver Golf Club in Wilmington, Del. named Mary Leneweaver as General Manager. Leneweaver was most recently Director of Food and Beverage at the club.
Princeville Makai Golf Club on the island of Kauai, Hawaii named Michael Neider, PGA as General Manager. Neider was most recently the Group Director of Golf in Dubai, UAE for Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai, and Dubai Hills Golf Club as part of the Troon International division. Before his time in Dubai, he served as head golf professional at The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Millsboro, Del.
Black Desert Resort Golf Course in Ivins, Utah named Brenton Rice as General Manager, Ken Yates as Golf Course Superintendent, and Jordan Rhodes as Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. Rice most recently served as Executive Vice President for The Bay Club Company, Yates most recently served as a Division Manager at Casa Verde Golf, and Rhodes was most recently at Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah.
Flint Hills National Golf Club in Wichita, Kan. named Christina Gusella as Clubhouse Manager. Gusella was most recently Food and Beverage Manager at Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga.
Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club in Abaco, Bahamas named Mark Aitken as HOA Director. Aitken was most recently General Manager of Bimini Bay HOA in Bimini, The Bahamas.
Shaker Heights (Ohio) Country Club named Jason Hastings as Director of Golf. Hastings was most recently Head Golf Professional at Trumbull Country Club in Warren, Ohio.
Gadsden (Ala.) Country Club named Curtis Ohrn as Director of Golf. Ohrn most recently served as the Director of Golf at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, Ala. Prior to FarmLinks, Ohrn was the Lead Assistant Golf Professional at Shoal Creek Club in Birmingham for eight years.
The Quarry at La Quinta (Calif.) promoted Frank Linquist, PGA to Director of Golf. Linquist was most recently Head Golf Professional at the property.
Water Oak Country Club Estates in Lady Lake, Fla. named Robert Cooke as Director of Golf Operations. Prior to joining the team, Cooke held leadership positions at The Links at Safehaven Golf Club, Bighorn Golf Club and Mullet Bay Resort & Casino.
Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, Ill. named Marcus Hrpcha, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Hrpcha was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at Bob O’Link Golf Club in Highland Park, Ill.
PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. named Alex Iguchi, PGA as Director of Coaching. Iguchi was most recently Head Golf Professional at Golf Galaxy.
Baltimore (Md.) Country Club named Sedrick Bailey, PGA as Assistant Golf Professional. Bailey was most recently in the Post Graduate Trainee Program at Augusta National Golf Club. Prior to that, he was First Assistant Golf Professional at the Country Club of Maryland in Towson, Md.
Lost Rail Golf Club in Omaha, Neb. named Blake Schroeder, PGA as Assistant Golf Professional. Schroeder was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas.
Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va. named Langston Frazier, PGA, CHG as Assistant Golf Professional. Frazier was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at the University of Maryland.
Loblolly in Hobe Sound, Fla. named David DiSesa as Director of Racquets. DiSesa was most recently Director of Racquets at Wianno Club in Osterville, Mass.
The Country Club of New Canaan (Conn.) promoted Ana Marija Zubori to Director of Racquets. Zubori was most recently Director of Platform Tennis at the club.
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) Country Club named Ryan Johnson, JD, CRSE, as Director of Racquet Sports. Johnson, who is currently Director of Racquet Sports at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., will begin his new role on August 1.
Hidden Valley Country Club in Salem, Va. named Eduardo Rincon as Head Tennis Professional and Director of Tennis. Rincon was most recently Assistant Coach of the women’s team at Virginia Tech. Prior to his time at Virginia Tech, he was Head Coach of the men’s tennis program at Presbyterian College. He also served as Director of Tennis at Kennesaw State University where he coached both the men’s and women’s teams.
Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. named Milos Vasovic, CCM, MBA as Director of Racquet Sports. Vasovic was most recently Director of Athletics at Quail West Golf and Country Club in Naples, Fla.
Green Tree Country Club in Midland, Texas named Delmar Israel as Golf Course Superintendent. Israel was most recently Director of Golf Course Operations at The Stone Canyon Club in Oro Valley, Ariz.
Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio named Matthew Fife as Executive Chef. Fife was most recently Executive Chef at Club Walden in Aurora, Ohio.
The Jekyll Island (Ga.) Club Resort named Johnny Carino as Executive Chef. Carino most recently served as Chief Culinary Director for his Chef Johnny Carino Companies. Having worked at hotels on St. Simon’s Island and Sea Island, Ga., Carino is familiar with the Golden Isles area and the coastal influence and flavors the area is known for.
The Club at the Dunes in Naples, Fla. promoted Sean Dillon to Executive Sous Chef. Dillon was most recently Sous Chef.
Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. promoted Madeline Heeter to Director of Banquets. Heeter was most recently Assistant Manager of Food & Beverage at the club.
The Union League Club of Chicago (Ill.) named Tina Daniel as Director of Membership and Jeffrey Gray as Director of Public Affairs. The club also promoted Juan Medrano to Assistant Director of Food & Beverage and Brandon Smolucka to Senior Food & Beverage Manager.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. named Eric Grimm as Resort Manager and Thor Holm as Director of Spa. Prior to joining the management team at Grand Geneva, Grimm was the General Manager of the Sheraton Detroit. Holm has held General Manager roles for the Beale Group, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, and was Director of Spa at the Hammock Beach Resort & Spa.
The PGA of America promoted Kevin J. Scott to be the Association’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer. Scott previously served as Head of Technology, leading the design and launch of the PGA’s consumer digital products – PGA.com and PGA Coach.