The Club Foundation Announces 2017 Board of Governors


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The Club Foundation Announces 2017 Board of Governors  

Melissa Low
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Alexandria, VA – The Club Foundation (CF) announces its 2017 Board of Governors. The 2017 Board of Governors is led by Chairman Jim G. James, CCM, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA; Vice-Chairman Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, Century Country Club, Purchase, NY; Secretary Nicholas LaRocca, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH; and Treasurer Barry Symons, Jonas Software, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Four new Governors began their three-year terms at the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) 90th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo, February 7-11, 2017: 

  • Lawrence "Skip" Avery, CCM, CCE, Chambers, Middleton, WI; 
  • J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI; 
  • Donna Otis, CCM, Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, CA; and 
  • Randy Ruder, CCM, CCE, Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY. 

 Governors continuing to serve The Club Foundation include: 

  • Bobby Crifasi, CCM, CCE, New Orleans Country Club, New Orleans, LA; 
  • Kevin Holleran, Textron, Augusta, GA;
  • Robert James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY; 
  • Jason Koenigsfeld, Ph.D., CHE, CMAA, Alexandria, VA; 
  • Timothy P. Minahan, CCM, CCE, The Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville, NY; 
  • Jill Philmon, CCM, CCE, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, NC; 
  • James Singerling, CCM, Alexandria, VA; 
  • Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, Desert Highlands Association, Scottsdale, AZ; and 
  • Jeffrey D. Morgan, FASAE, CAE, CMAA Chief Executive Officer, Alexandria, VA. 

 The Club Foundation Board of Governors is comprised of individuals within and serving the club industry who are committed to raising funds to financially support the professional development of club managers through Scholarships, Education, Research and Charitable Giving, to ensure the highest possible impact on the future of the industry.

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About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at