The CMAA Fellows Program

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The CMAA Fellows Program honors dynamic and active club industry luminaries who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of club management professionals. Selection to the Fellows Program is given in recognition to CMAA professional club leaders and who are making a significant impact on the club management community through exemplary service and leadership, accomplishments, and/or other major contributions to CMAA and the club management profession.

Those selected as a “CMAA Fellow” are recognized as highly engaged individuals for their contributions to the profession and are called to continued service as mentors, subject matter experts, thought leaders, and champions within the club community.

The 2022 Fellows Nomination Process is now closed.

Fellows Nominee Application Package due by September 21, 2021.

Fellows Purpose & Criteria
Fellows Application Process
Program FAQs

+ 2021 Class

Albert Antonez, CCM, CCE, Club at Las Campanas, Santa Fe, NM
Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE, Country Club of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC
Rick Bayliss, CCM, CCE, Lost Tree Club, N. Palm Beach, FL
LuAnn Giovannelli, CCM, CAM, Bay Colony, Naples, FL
Paula Kelly, CCM, CCE, Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, PA
Dick Kopplin, Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace, Scottsdale, AZ

+ 2020 Class

Christian W. Coulter, CCM, McMahon Group, Mirror Lake, NH
Thomas M. DeLozier, CCM, CCE, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC
Anthony D'Errico, CCM, CCE, Quail West Foundation, Naples, FL
Matthew C. Guzik, CCM, CCE, Tara Iti Golf Club, Te Arai, New Zealand
Robert C. Josey, CCM, CCE, The Country Club, Pepper Pike, OH
Luke A. O'Boyle, CCM, CCE, Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, MD
John M. Schultz, Sr., CCM, CCE, Carmel Country Club, Charlotte, NC
David H. Voorhees, CCM, CCE, Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, CA

+ 2019 Class

Joseph F. Basso, MCM, CCE, Birmingham Country Club, West Bloomfield, MI
Kevin E. Carroll, CCM, CCE, Bath & Tennis Club, Palm Beach, FL
Jay DiPietro, CCM, Delray Beach, FL
J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI
Philip R. Kiester, Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Pasquale J. LaRocca, CCM, CCE, Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, CA
Michael G. Leemhuis, CCM, CCE, PGA, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Donna Otis, CCM, CCE, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, CA
Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, Greensboro Country Club, Greensboro, NC
Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, Century Country Club, Purchase, NY


Inaugural Class of Fellows  


 2019 Fellows Recipients 

(From Left to Right: Bobby Crifasi, 2018 CMAA President, Joseph F. Basso, MCM, CCE, Kevin E. Carroll, CCM, CCEJ.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCEPhilip R. KiesterPasquale J. LaRocca, CCM, CCEMichael G. Leemhuis, CCM, CCEDonna Otis, CCM, CCE, CCEBurton Ward, CCM, CCE, and Todd Marsh, 2019 Fellows Selection Committee Chairman. Not Pictured: Jay DiPietro, CCM, and Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE)