Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club and Centre Hills Country Club in State College, Pa.; new Assistant General Managers at Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. and Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J., a new Director of Food & Beverage at Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla.; and a new Head Racquets Professional at Baltimore (Md.) Country 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/.
Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle, Wash. named Scott Diehl as General Manager. Diehl was most recently Executive Chef/Assistant Club Manager at the San Francisco (Calif.) Golf Club.
Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla. named Gregory Devino as General Manager/COO. Devino was most recently General Manager/COO of Glen Ridge (N.J.) Country Club.
Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club named Ernest Dunn as General Manager. Dunn was most recently Director of Club Operations at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y.
Mount Kisco (N.Y.) Country Club named Todd Zorn, CCM as General Manager. Zorn was most recently General Manager of Lake Waramaug Country Club in New Preston, Conn.
Centre Hills Country Club in State College, Pa. named Jennifer Mang as General Manager. Mang most recently was General Manager at Lords Valley Country Club in Hawley, Pa.
St. George’s Golf Club in Etobicoke, Ontario named John Caven as General Manager. Caven was most recently General Manager/COO at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Ontario.
Mediterra Community Association in Naples, Fla. named Bill Bowden, CCM, CAM as General Manager. Bowden was most recently General Manager of Pelican Bay Foundation in Naples. Fla.
Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, Mass. named Stephen Kohr, CCM as Club Manager. Kohr was most recently Interim General Manager/Consultant at Needham (Mass.) Golf Club.
Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J. promoted Erin Walsh to Assistant General Manager. Walsh has been the club’s longtime Membership Director.
Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. named Justin Waffle, PGA as Assistant General Manager. Waffle was most recently General Manager/COO of Lincolnshire Fields Country Club in Champaign, Ill.
Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, N.C. promoted Michael Reed to Assistant General Manager. Reed has been the Clubhouse Manager at the club since 2018.
Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. promoted Amy Day to Clubhouse Manager. Day was most recently Assistant Clubhouse Manager at the club.
The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. promoted Aldo Cela as Clubhouse Manager. Cela was most recently Food & Beverage Manager at the club.
Hyannisport Club in Hyannis Port, Mass. named Spencer Newman as Director of Racquets. Newman was most recently Head Racquets Professional at Boca Bridges Racquet Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. named Aleco Preovolos as Director of Tennis at the resort’s tennis facility, The Racquet Club. Preovolos most recently served as the Assistant Director of Tennis at The Racquet Club.
Baltimore (Md.) Country Club named Jody Sambrick, Jr. as Head Racquets Professional. Sambrick was most recently Head Racquets Professional at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.
Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Ga. promoted Annette Zwilling as Director of Athletics. Zwilling was most recently Assistant Athletic Director at the club.
Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. named Colin Radebe as Director of Food & Beverage. Radebe was most recently General Manager of Admirals Cove’s Marina Café in Jupiter, Fla.
Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern, Pa. named Lou Ann Dorney as Director of Food & Beverage. Dorney was most recently Director of Operations at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar in Allentown, Pa.
Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla. named Lisa Hutcherson as Director of Finance. Hutcherson was most recently Chief Financial Officer of The Desert Highland Association in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla. named Stephanie A. Morefield as Event Sales Manager. Morefield was most recently Catering Manager at the Lauderdale Yacht Club Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The board of Nicklaus Companies appointed Phil Cotton as Chief Executive Officer. Cotton will succeed John Reese, who is transitioning to Vice Chairman at Nicklaus Companies after more than 10 years as CEO.
BOYNE Golf in Harbor Springs, Mich. announced that three of its top golf professionals and longtime operators are assuming new roles to transition the golf operations into the next generation. Bernie Friedrich, Senior Vice President of Golf at BOYNE Resorts, transitions to Director of Golf Course Renovations and Development, while Josh Richter takes over as the new Senior Vice President of Golf Operations, and Casey Powers as Director of Golf. Friedrich most recently served as Senior Vice President of Golf at BOYNE Golf, Richter as Director of Golf for the Michigan operations and Director of Snowsports Equipment Rental for BOYNE Resorts, and Powers as Head Professional and Director of Retail for BOYNE Mountain.
The National Club Association (NCA) elected new officers to its Board of Directors. The new officers of the National Club Association include incoming Chair Nick Sidorakis, CCM, General Manager and COO of Southern Hills Country Club. Other new officers include Vice Chair Malcolm MacColl of The Windsor Club; Treasurer Luke O’Boyle, CCM, CCE, of Chevy Chase Club; Secretary Rob Smith of the Country Club of Oxford, and Immediate Past Chair Michael Bruni of Olympia Fields Country Club. In addition to the election of new Board leaders, NCA also elected several new members to the Board of Directors, including Matt Cary of the National Democratic Club and John Magill of the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill. Re-elected Board members include Joel Livingood, CCM, of Interlachen Country Club; Malcolm MacColl of Windsor Club; and Michael McCarthy of Addison Reserve Country Club. With the expiration of his term, Keith Pabian of Pabian Law, LLC leaves the NCA Board.
ClubProcure, a Foodbuy company, named Cameron Schultz as President. Schultz was most recently VP of Marketing.
Invited, formerly ClubCorp, named Jonathan Fralick as National Director of Racquet Sports. Fralick joined Invited as Director of Racquet Sports in June 2021 prior to his promotion.
Pavilion Furniture named Jay Chapman as President. Chapman was most recently Vice President of Product Development at Studio TK.