Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., and The Cliffs at Glassy in Landrum, S.C.; a new Director of Golf at Tetherow in Bend, Ore.; new Membership Manager at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Wellington, Fla.; and new Communications Director at Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.
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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/.
Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, Ohio named Dennis J. Courtney, Jr. as General Manager. Courtney was most recently Clubhouse Manager at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.
Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. named Edward Linsley as General Manager/COO. Linsley spent the past 30 years in hospitality management including 20 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as a Food & Beverage Director, Hotel Manager, Resort Manager, General Manager, and Senior General Manager in different locations worldwide. Most recently, he has been working with Forbes Travel Guide evaluating 5-star Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants worldwide and as a Senior Executive Trainer.
The Cliffs named Nicholas “Nick” Carlson, PGA as General Manager for The Cliffs at Glassy in Landrum, S.C. Carlson was most recently General Manager at The Legend at Arrowhead in Glendale, Ariz.
Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif. named Don Guinn as General Manager/COO. Guinn was most recently Assistant General Manager at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif.
Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas named Ryan Spence, CCM as Chief Operating Officer. Spence was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Wexford | Hilton HeadWexford in Hilton Head, S.C.
Long Beach (Calif.) Yacht Club promoted Steve Felix to Assistant General Manager. Felix was previously Food and Beverage Manager at the club.
Wyndham Destinations promoted Edwin Pierre-Louis to Multi-Site General Manager for Club Wyndham National Harbor in Maryland and Club Wyndham Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, and Francisco “Mike” Duran to General Manager at WorldMark Big Bear in Big Bear Lake, Calif. Pierre-Louis was most recently Assistant General Manager position at both properties. Duran was previously a Maintenance Manager at WorldMark Big Bear and Project Manager at Electrical Contractors Hawaii in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Tetherow in Bend, Ore. named Hunter Hidalgo as Director of Golf. Hidalgo was most recently Head Golf Professional at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas. Before that, he served as a golf professional at Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas, Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, Calif., The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Col., and at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the Southern Oregon Coast.
Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla. named Eddie Suchora, PGA as Director of Golf. Suchora was previously Head Golf Professional at Park Country Club of Buffalo (N.Y.).
Bonita National Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla. named JP Shepherd as Head Golf Professional. Shepherd was most recently First Assistant Golf Professional at Northriver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Cherry Valley Club in Garden City, N.Y. named Jeff Sullivan, PGA as Head Golf Professional. Sullivan was most recently 1st Assistant at Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. named Joey Faber as Assistant Golf Professional. Faber was most recently Head Golf Professional at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto, Calif.
Ron Dumas, PGA Assistant Professional at Avon Fields Golf Course in Cincinnati, Ohio, will receive the NAACP Cincinnati Chapter’s President’s Award—the highest honor given at the local branch level to recognize an individual that has been a pillar of the organization for their individual sacrifice and overall impact. Prior to becoming certified by the PGA of America, Dumas founded the Reaching Out For Kids (ROFK) program in order to teach life lessons and help direct young lives in need.
Indian Wells (Calif.) Golf Resort named Nicholas Leitner as Director of Agronomy. Leitner was most recently Head Golf Course Superintendent and Director of Grounds at Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
LaFayette Golf Course in LaFayette, Ga. named Walker Bryant as Superintendent. Bryant was most recently Superintendent of Cherokee Ridge Golf Course in Union Grove, Ala.
Kayla Kipp, the Equipment Manager in the Turfgrass Management Department for Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rockgolf courses at Nemacolin in Farmington, Pa., recently achieved her certification as a Certified Turf Equipment Manager through the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). She is one of 15 in the world to hold this certification in the industry and is, notably, the first woman to do so.
Woodstock (Vt.) Inn & Resort named Matthew McClure as Executive Chef. McClure was most recently Executive Chef at The Hive, a restaurant at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Ark.
Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. named Josh Persinger as Executive Chef. Persinger was most recently Executive Chef at Country Club of Charleston (S.C.).
Indian River Colony Club in Viera, Fla. named Ryan McNamara as Dining Room Manager. McNamara worked his way up through several management positions at Auckland, New Zealand’s Remuera Golf Club.
Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Wellington, Fla. named Jamie Erler as Membership Manager. Erler was most recently Director of Membership at The Seagate in Delray Beach, Fla.
Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla. named Jordin Liskin as Communications Director. Liskin was most recently Lifestyle and Communications Manager at Pelican Sound Golf & River Club in Estero, Fla.
The Academy of Golf Art named Jennipher Satterly as President. Satterly is a fine art licensee for the Pebble Beach Company, a member of the United States Golf Association and a benefactor member of the Golf Heritage Society. She is on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, and is a member of the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association and the Academy of Golf Art.
Zero Friction named Tom Cismoski as Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales. Cismoski spent 23 years at TaylorMade Golf. Starting as a Field Sales rep, Cismoski rose thru the TaylorMade ranks as a Senior Sales Rep, Director of Tour Operations, West Coast Regional Manager, Director of Corporate Sales to Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Tom also spent 4 years as VP -Sales at Honma Golf.