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Board Elections

2024 CMAA Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Director Slate of Candidates

Janine Budzius, CCM, CCEAt its spring meeting, the CMAA Board of Directors elected Janine Budzius, CCM, CCE, of Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, PA, to serve as the Association's 2024 Secretary-Treasurer. She was first elected to the Board in 2019 and was reelected in 2022.

For general elections to the National Board of Directors, there are three, three-year terms, and one, one-year term available in 2024.

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

  • Judy Higgins, CCM, CCE, Valley Lo Club, Glenview, IL
  • Jeff Isbell, CCM*, Renaissance, Haverhill, MA
  • Charles Johnson, CCM, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI
  • Casey Newman, CCM*, Lakeside Country Club, Houston, TX

*denotes incumbent

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Election Results

Mendez to Lead as 2024 Chairman

Alexandria, VA— March 8, 2024—The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces its elected 2024 Officers and Board of Directors. The CMAA Board of Directors consists of 13 club management professionals who work together with the membership, National Committees and Task Forces, Partners, and the National Headquarters team to advance the profession and the broader industry collaboratively.

The 2024 Board officers are:

  • Chairman Joe Mendez, CCM, CCE, General Manager/COO, Doylestown Country Club, Doylestown, PA
  • Vice Chairman Richard LaRocca, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, St. Clair Country Club, Upper St. Clair, PA
  • Secretary–Treasurer Janine Budzius, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Houston Country Club, Houston, TX
  • Immediate Past Chairman Michael Seabrook, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TN

The four club management professionals who were newly elected or reelected as Directors are:

  • Judy Higgins, CCM, CCE, General Manager, Valley Lo Club, Glenview, IL, elected to a one-year term
  • Jeff Isbell, CCM, General Manager, Renaissance, Haverhill, MA, re-elected to a three-year term
  • Charles Johnson, CCM, Executive Manager/CEO, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI, elected to a three-year term
  • Casey Newman, CCM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Lakeside Country Club, Houston, TX, re-elected to a three-year term

Directors continuing to serve on the CMAA Board are:

  • Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE, Chief Operating Officer, Country Club of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC
  • Joseph Krenn, CCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA
  • William Shonk, CCM, CCE, General Manager, Princess Anne Country Club, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Jack Slaughter, CCM, CCE, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, NC
  • Kimberly Clark Warren, CCM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, PA

CMAA members participated in the elections process both online and in-person. The official election results were announced at the Closing Business Session of CMAA’s 2024 World Conference and Club Business Expo in Las Vegas, NV.



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