The 2015 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management Awards were honored during a reception, dinner, and ceremony at the San Diego Yacht Club on February 23.
On February 23 at the San Diego Yacht Club, the 2015 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business and the McMahon Group, were honored during a reception, dinner and ceremony held in conjunction with the Club Managers Association of America’s annual conference.
The event was sponsored by ClubCorp, Denehy Club Thinking Partners, ForeTees LLC, Preferred Club, Toro and Yamaha.
The annual awards are selected through nominations submitted on behalf of qualified candidates, and a Selection Committee comprised of a peer group of club managers conducts the judging; the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business are not involved in the selection of the award winners. Winners are selected solely on the basis of their achievements at the club they currently manage; “lifetime achievements” are not considered.
Winners of the 2015 awards, which were presented by William P. McMahon, Sr., Frank Vain and Bill McMahon, Jr., of the McMahon Group, and Joe Barks, Editor of Club & Resort Business, included:
• The James H. Brewer Award (Country/Golf Clubs with 600 or More Full-Privilege Members)—
Michael R. Stott, CCM, CCE, ECM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Baltimore (Md.) Country Club
• The Mead Grady Award (Country/Golf Clubs with Fewer than 600 Full-Privilege Members)—Terra S. H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, ECM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, The Desert Highlands Country & Golf Club Association, Scottsdale, Ariz.
• The Mel Rex Award (City, Athletic or Specialty/Non-Golf Club)—Terrence J. Anglin, CCM, CCE, ECM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, San Diego (Calif.) Yacht Club
• The 2015 Rising Star Award—Shawn Wilkes, CCM, ECM, Clubhouse Manager, Carmel Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Many previous winners of the ECM Awards, established by the McMahon Group in 1997 and co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business since 2005, were also recognized at the reception, along with those who have served on the judging committee for the awards and other industry leaders. A full listing of judges and past winners, and information on how to nominate candidates for recognition in future years, can be found at the website for the ECM Awards program, www.clubmanageraward.com.
Presentations for ECM winners are also held at their own clubs throughout the year, and in-depth articles detailing their achievements will appear in upcoming issues of Club & Resort Business (see “Captain Creative,“ for the first profile, of Terry Anglin).