CMAA Announces Passing of Club Industry’s Leading Educator, Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE
Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE, the club industry's leading hospitality educator, died in Atlanta, GA, January 19, 2015, after a long illness.
Since 1986, Joe served as CMAA’s Academic Advisor and was responsible for the initial development of CMAA's Business Management Institute (BMI). Joe coordinated more than 300 weeklong BMI programs for more than 10,000 managers. The Business Management Institute is a flourishing professional development program that has become the most well-respected education initiative of the hospitality industry. Joe was the architect and innovator of CMAA’s Business Management Institutes and invested countless hours into the success and growth of these programs.
Beyond the US, he developed professional education programs in China, South Africa, Europe and Canada. Joe was a beloved educator and an outstanding friend, admired by his students, academic peers and throughout the club industry. more...