The Thinking Man’s (and Woman’s) GM


All club managers sign up for the job knowing that the constituency they serve will be made up of extremely bright and successful people. But it’s safe to say that no club membership can match the collective brainpower and accomplishments of those who belong to the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The private social club […]

The Big Five


The 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management Awards were honored during a reception, dinner and ceremony on March 3 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Fab Five


The 2017 winners of the Excellence in Club Management Awards, co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business. McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm, and Club & Resort Business have announced the 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored […]

CMAA Announces New Officers and Master Club Managers

By | February 23, 2017

Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Chief Operating Officer of Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., was elected President; Robert J. “Bobby” Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA, General Manager of New Orleans Country Club was elected Vice-President; and Randall J. Ruder, CCM, CCE, General Manager of Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. was elected Secretary–Treasurer. The association also announced that C. W. Cook, MCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of North Hills Club, Raleigh, N.C., and Mac Niven, MCM, CCE, General Manager, Almaden Golf & Country Club, San Jose, Calif., have completed the requirements for the Master Club Manager designation.

Raising the Bar


Creating a successful bar space is a lot like a mixing a good cocktail—it requires a combination of carefully balanced ambiance, lighting, seating, food and drinks. In clubs, the bar sees some of the greatest amount of repeat business and can often represent a significant revenue stream. Yet, the facilities provided to serve a club’s […]