Michael S. Wheeler, MCM, CCE
Michael S. Wheeler, MCM (Master Club Manager), CCE (Certified Chief Executive), General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, GA, was re-elected to the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) Board of Directors its World Conference and Club Business Expo, held virtually this year. He first joined the Board of Directors in 2018 and has been re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term.
Wheeler has been serving as the General Manager/COO of Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, GA since 2006. Prior to that appointment, he served as the General Manager/COO of Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL from 2001 to 2006, the General Manager of Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, IL, from 1997 to 2001, and the General Manager of Louisville Country Club, Louisville, KY, from 1994 to 1997.
Wheeler first joined CMAA in 1989. In 1995, he achieved the CCM designation and earned the CCE designation in 2010. He completed his monograph on the topic of “Are you Practicing What You Believe In” based on Club Culture in 2014 and became the 19th manager to earn their MCM designation.
He has served on many national committees including the Corporate Relations, Certification, Chapter/Member Services, Research, and Technology Committees. In 2022, he will serve as the Chairman of the Advocacy Committee. He is also a member of the Master Club Manager Academic Counsel.
On the chapter level, Wheeler served on the Boards of multiple CMAA Chapters including Greater Chicago, Ohio Valley, and National Capital. He continues to be active in the Georgia chapter as an active member.
Outside of CMAA, Wheeler has been active on the National Club Association’s Communications Committee, the Georgia State Golf Association’s Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Georgia State University Hospitality Board of Advisors. He and his wife chaired the “Play a Round for Autism” charitable golf tournament for 11 years, through 2020, raising more than $350,000 for Autism Speaks.
As a CMAA Board member, Wheeler will continue to work with members, allied associations, and partners to further the profession of club management.