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Congratulations to the 2022 Idea Fair Winners

More than 200 entries were entered in the 2022 Idea Fair held in conjunction with the World Conference and Club Business Expo in San Diego last month. Managers shared their ideas in 18 different categories ranging from Club Events to Employee Incentives. We would like to congratulate the following CMAA members who took home first place ribbons in their respective categories:

  • Club Events: Alexandra Donohoe, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Special Holiday Programs: Allison Boyd, Champions Run, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Youth Programs or Events: Cory Conklin, Mission Hills Country Club, Mission Hills, Kansas
  • Staff Management & Incentives: Philip Kiester, The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • Safety Programs and Risk Management: William Norem, Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville, New York
  • Club Communications: Tai Tran, CCM, Detroit Athletic Club, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
  • Membership Development: Michael Wheeler, MCM, CCE, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Renovation Programs: Patrick King,CCM, CCE, Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia
  • Environmental Impact: Brandon Johnson, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Golf Operations: Philip Kiester, The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • Alternate Sports & Recreation: Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Fitness, Health, & Wellness: JulieAnne Brown, CCM, CPA, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Food & Beverage Concepts: Tyler Winkowski, Wanakah Country Club, Hamburg, New York
  • Cost-/Time Saving Concepts: Eben Molloy, CCM, CCE, Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Community Outreach: Holly Bilotti, Bay Head Yacht Club, Bay Head, New Jersey
  • Silver Linings: Michael Palamara, CCM, Army Navy Country Club, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nathan Lamb, Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Overall Award Winners
  • Chairman’s Award: Matt Guzik, CCM, CCE, Tara Iti Golf Club, New Zealand, for his entry in the Staff Management Category
  • The Showstopper Award: Laura McCarthy, Dataw Island Club, Dataw Island, South Carolina, for her entry in the Membership Development Category
  • Most Innovative Award Winner: Ben Lorenzen, CCM, Champions Run, Omaha, Nebraska, for his entry in the Alternative Sports and Recreation Category

Congratulations once again to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated in 2022 and helped to make the Idea Fair another huge success for CMAA. All entries can be accessed in the Idea Fair archive. If you haven’t already checked out the Idea Fair entries on the new site, now is the time! The new format is very user friendly. Go steal an idea today!

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