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ALEXANDRIA, VA — February 2009— Michael G. Leemhuis, CCM (Certified Club Manager), CCE (Certified Chief Executive), chief executive officer and general manager of Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, was elected President of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) at its 82nd World Conference on Club Management, held in New Orleans, LA.
Leemhuis has been serving as CEO and general manager of Congressional Country Club since 1999. Previously, he managed clubs for the PGA TOUR and Sun International Group in South Africa. He also managed numerous other clubs in the United States.
Leemhuis joined CMAA in 1993. He has served as a National Director and as a member of the International Relations Task Force, the National Club Championship Task Force and The Club Foundation Committee. He also is a member of CMAA's International Wine Society.
Active on the chapter level, Leemhuis has served on the Board of Directors and as Education Chairman for the National Capital Chapter.
Leemhuis is a certified PGA of America golf professional (A13) and is a certified PGA of South Africa (native land) golf professional. He is an adjunct faculty member of BMI III at Michigan State University and has been a presenter at several CMAA annual conferences.
As CMAA President, Leemhuis will continue to work with members and allied associations to develop and promote high standards of professionalism, leadership and education in club management.
About CMAA - The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 7,000 members across all classifications. Manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.