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Eight Emerging Club Management Professionals Awarded 2023 James B. Singerling Scholarships

Melissa Low, CAE

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Alexandria, VA—The Club Foundation announces the 2024 recipients of the James B. Singerling Scholarship. This scholarship was created to honor CMAA’s long-time CEO, Jim Singerling, CCM, and his 25 years of organizational leadership. Recipients are afforded the ability to attend the annual CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo for the first time as club management professionals.

The 2024 recipients are:

DeMichael Givens

DeMichael Givens
Food & Beverage Director
Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, NJ

Madison Harden
Director of Events & Catering
Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas, TX

Emma Johnson
Assistant Clubhouse Manager
Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA

Artie Keenan
Food and Beverage Director
Bay Head Yacht Club, Bay Head, NJ

Nancy King
Membership & Communications Director
Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA

Molly C. Knop
Membership Services Manager
Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Sydney Robertson
Manager in Development
Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, GA

Tyler Straight
Assistant Clubhouse Manager
Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, AZ


"Attending the World Conference presents an exciting opportunity for these rising stars to engage with industry leaders, expand their networks, and contribute to the dynamic dialogue shaping the future of club management," said CMAA's President & CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE. “This year, The Club Foundation experienced an unprecedented number of applications, showcasing heightened interest and enthusiasm among individuals aspiring to advance their careers within the club management industry. With the support of our amazing donors, we are proud to nurture talent and support the professional development of these emerging leaders."

To donate to The Club Foundation or apply for scholarships, please visit

About The Club Foundation

The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA 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 and has awarded more than $8.5 million in scholarships and grants since 1988. Learn more at

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with more than 7,500 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of 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 efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 40 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

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