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Board Elections

2023 CMAA Secretary-Treasurer

The CMAA Board of Directors announces the election of Richard LaRocca, CCM, CCE, of Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland, OH, as the 2023 National Secretary-Treasurer. He was elected by the Board of Directors at its spring meeting. LaRocca has served on the CMAA Board since 2018.

 

2023 Board of Directors Slate of Candidates

For general elections to the National Board of Directors, there are three, three-year terms, and one, one-year term available in 2023.

The following members have been slated by the CMAA Nominating Committee:

  • Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE, Country Club of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC
  • Jeff Isbell, CCM, Renaissance Club, Haverhill, MA
  • Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA*
  • Kimberly Clark Warren, CCM, Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, PA      

*denotes incumbent

Voting Information

Each candidate gave a two-minute speech at the 2022 Leadership/Legislative Conference, which will be available below along with their candidate platforms and résumés.

Additionally, there are five (5) proposed national bylaw amendments for your consideration on this year’s ballot.

Online voting will open in December and continue through through February 22, 2023. On-site voting will be available during designated hours at CMAA’s World Conference and Club Business Expo in Orlando, FL. Candidates will address World Conference attendees live at the Opening Business Session on February 25, 2023.

All eligible voters are urged to vote. Active voter participation is critically important to ensure our collective voice is heard regarding the future of our great Association. Thank you!

Candidates

Haissam Baityeh

Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE

Country Club of Spartanburg

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Student development is near and very dear to my heart. We should unite in furthering the efforts to strengthening student chapters and student development.

Jeff Isbell, CCM

Jeff Isbell, CCM

Renaissance Club

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I believe that as an Association we must discuss how to build our bench, to use a sports analogy. We must think differently in terms of what a CMAA manager looks like and where they come from.

Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE

Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE*

Farmington Country Club

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I unequivocally believe that it is our duty to give more than we receive in this life… It is my time to give back to an association that has helped make me the leader that I am today.

Kimberly Clark Warren, CCM

Kimberly Clark Warren, CCM

Saucon Valley Country Club

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I believe now is a seam in time where we have an opportunity to renew our industry and reignite our passion for servant leadership, not only in our clubs but to each other through CMAA.

* denotes incumbent

CMAA Bylaw Amendments for 2023

There are five proposed Bylaw amendments for your consideration in the 2023 CMAA election. Due to a fair amount of reading involved, the Bylaws Committee and the National Board kindly request your thoughtful review of these proposals in advance of accessing the online ballot or voting onsite at the World Conference and Club Business Expo in Orlando, FL.

As of the August 1, 2022 deadline for submission of Bylaw propositions, the following Bylaw proposals were submitted to the CMAA Bylaws Committee and the Board of Directors and were unanimously approved. Changes are noted below with strikeouts and red text. 

 

1) Housekeeping Issue:

To reflect the previously revised change to operational titling (effective 2018), update the executive staff position of Chief Executive Officer (or CEO) to President & CEO throughout the CMAA Bylaws document.

 

2) Article VI. OFFICERS—Procedural Update:

Section 2. Election of Officers. The Officers of the Association shall be the Immediate Past Chairman, Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary-Treasurer. A current member(s) of the Board of Directors may be nominated for the office of Secretary-Treasurer by expressing such interest in writing to the Chairman and CEO by May 31 April 30 of each year. The Board of Directors will elect, by confidential ballot, a Secretary-Treasurer from within its ranks at its summer spring Board meeting. Once elected, the Secretary-Treasurer shall ascend to the offices of Vice Chairman, Chairman, and Immediate Past Chairman unless the Board of Directors determines that such ascension should not occur and removes the individual from office pursuant to Section 9 of this Article. In voting for any candidate for office, if there is more than one candidate, the candidate receiving the most votes shall be declared the winner.

Recommended and approved by the CMAA National Board

 

3) Article IX. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES—Chairman Change:

Section 2. Budget & Finance Committee. The Budget & Finance Committee shall consist of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, and up to two (2) additional Professional members. The Vice President Secretary-Treasurer shall serve as Committee Chairman. The Committee shall counsel with the Chief Executive Officer on the annual budget of the Association and prepare recommendations for the Board of Directors. The Committee may perform such other duties in connection with the finances of the Association as the Board of Directors may determine from time to time.

Recommended by the CMAA Strategic Planning Committee.

 

4) Article IX. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES—Name and Oversight Changes:

Section 4. Strategic Planning & Organizational Culture Committee. The Strategic Planning & Organizational Culture Committee shall be chaired by the Vice Chairman and shall consist of the Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, and such other selected representatives from the Board of Directors or membership as appointed by the Chairman in cooperation with the Vice Chairman. The purpose of the Strategic Planning & Organizational Culture Committee shall be to create a long-term development plan for the Association as needed and to determine the best strategies to achieve the Association’s organizational goals and objectives strategic plan for the Association as needed; to assess, discuss, and recommend the best strategies to achieve the Association’s organizational goals and objectives; and to develop, implement, and measure CMAA resources and services to drive a culture of inclusion and acceptance. The Committee shall provide the framework to advance the Association’s mission, vision, and goals, and prepare an annual report of make regular recommendations to the Board of Directors for its consideration and approval.

Recommended by the CMAA Strategic Planning Committee.

 

5) Article IX. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES—Name and Oversight Changes:

Section 5. Bylaws Bylaw & Policy Committee. The Bylaws Bylaw & Policy Committee shall consist of selected representatives from the Board of Directors or membership as appointed by the Chairman. The function of the Bylaws Bylaw & Policy Committee is to review and evaluate the Association’s Bylaws and proposed amendments or repeals to confirm whether or not matters addressed are legally appropriate and in the best interest of the Association as presented by eligible voting members, Chapters and the Board of Directors; to review, amend, and consider recommendations for the Association’s Policy Manual; and to prepare an annual report with recommendations to the Board of Directors for their consideration and approval.

Recommended by the CMAA Board of Directors

Eligibility Requirements for Voting

For your reference, the following membership classifications and codes may be found on your CMAA digital membership card (expires 10/31/2023):

01 - Professional
02 - Alumnus
03A - Retired-Professional
03B - Retired-Associate
04 - Honorary
05 - Associate
06 - Student
09 - Faculty
CU - Continuation

Only members with the status types listed below AND who have paid for their 2023 CMAA national membership are eligible to vote:

01 - Professional
02 - Alumnus
03A - Retired-Professional
04 - Honorary
CU – Continuation

Voting Options

If you are eligible to vote, you will be issued a voter code via email. Use this code to vote online now through 11:59 p.m., ET on February 22, 2023.

On-site voting will take place at CMAA's World Conference and Club Business Expo in Orlando, FL from February 26-28, 2023, over designated hours.

Once your vote has been cast, the process is complete and closed—you cannot change your vote once it has been processed.

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