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Seven Awarded Kendall Scholarship

Melissa Low, CAE

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Alexandria, VA—The Club Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Willmoore H. Kendall Scholars:

Joanna Brewer
Clubhouse Manager,
Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas, TX

Nancy Dagher
Florida Chapter,
Naples, FL

Mihaela Macrina Hillhouse
Georgia Chapter,
Johns Creek, GA

Audrey Karas
Food & Beverage Manager,
Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD

Rechelle Leal
Director of Youth and Family Programs,
Houston Racquet Club, Houston, TX

Nicole TenHaken
Director of Member Services,
Stock Farm Club, Hamilton, MT

Anna Wroblewski
Assistant Manager,
Round Hill Club, Greenwich, CT


The Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship was established in memory of Club Management Association of America (CMAA) 1998 President Willmoore “Bill” Kendall, CCM. Kendall was well-known for his heartfelt openness to mentoring aspiring professionals in the industry. He was a strong supporter of CMAA and dedicated countless hours as a Chapter and National volunteer. This highly competitive scholarship provides funding for club management professionals to complete all the courses needed to obtain their Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation.

“The CCM designation is the internationally recognized mark of professionalism in club management,” said CMAA President and CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE. “Recipients of this valuable and competitive scholarship receive financial support to advance their professional career goals by attending CMAA’s Business Management Institutes (BMI) as well as the Certification Review Course—all vital to achieving the CCM designation.”

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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 7,800 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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