Toro and the Club Managers Association of America Renew Agreement



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Andrew Gillman                                                                                                Bob VandenBoom
Performance Marketing                                                                                    The Toro Company
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For Immediate Release


Toro and the Club Managers Association of America Renew Agreement

Toro achieves multi-year Business Partner status with the CMAA


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (December 21, 2017) – The Toro Company is pleased to announce the renewal of its commitment to support the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and The Club Foundation through CMAA’s new Partnership Network, which provides opportunities for organizations to enhance their relationship with the CMAA.


In 2007, Toro joined CMAA’s Corporate Alliance Program by becoming the first turf maintenance and irrigation solution company to make a long-term commitment to the development and furtherance of the club management professional. This agreement was renewed in 2012. In its new three-year agreement, Toro has solidified its commitment by achieving Business Partner status. Business Partners of the CMAA are integrated into many of the association’s activities and initiatives, allowing Toro to provide support for CMAA members, programs and the industry.

Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of CMAA stated, “CMAA is excited to continue our relationship with The Toro Company which furthers professional development, networking, and opportunities for our members. The Toro Company is a valued partner in our members’ efforts to maintain and enhance their club properties.”

“Toro is honored to continue and enhance our support with a multi-year agreement as a Business Partner of the CMAA. We strongly believe in the initiatives to encourage education and advancement of its members,” said Rick Rodier, vice president of Toro’s Commercial Business. “The CMAA and Toro closely align in our philosophies of professional development for the purpose of improving the customer experience. We are proud to support Club Managers by providing economical and efficient product solutions designed to improve course conditions and operations while reducing labor costs and improving the bottom line.”

Toro’s commitment supports numerous events and activities at the CMAA World Conference on Club Management and the Club Business Expo and the Leadership/Legislative Conference, as well as the Mid-Management Conference. In addition, its contributions benefit the Chapter and Student Grants program of The Club Foundation.

About the CMAA

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers lead more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 43 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at


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


About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground-engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.5 billion in fiscal 2017, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit