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Thirty-Two Club Management Professionals Achieve Certification

Kyle Jennings


Alexandria, VA—December 14, 2021—The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces the 32 newest club management professionals to attain the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM). The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous and extensive course of study and training and demonstrates a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.

Established in 1965, the CCM designation is the hallmark of professionalism in club management. It is a valuable, internationally recognized, and widely respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry. To receive the CCM designation, one must invest time in specified education requirements, attend at least one World Conference and Club Business Expo, and maintain activity within their local chapter. After these conditions have been met, the individual must pass the CCM Exam.

The members of CMAA who were recently successful in meeting all CCM requirements are:

  • Robert Ames, CCM, Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Joshua Baskey, CCM, Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Paul Bovenzi, CCM, Berkshire Country Club, Reading, PA
  • Derek Buckley, CCM, Muirfield Village, Golf Club, Dublin, OH
  • Kevin Caldabaugh, CCM, Johns Island Club, Vero Beach, FL
  • Stephen L. Casey, Jr., CCM, Hillcrest Country Club, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mary Clancy, CCM, Orinda Country Club, Orinda, CA
  • Owen Dougherty, CCM, Corpus Christi Country Club, Corpus Christi, TX
  • David Dunn, CCM, Sandusky Yacht Club, Sandusky, OH
  • Kari Michele Foster, CCM, Desert Horizons Country Club, Indian Wells, CA
  • Michael Adam Gartside, CCM, Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Tammy N. Hackney, CCM, San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, CA
  • Nolan Halterman, CCM, Hidden Valley Country Club, Sandy, UT
  • Alessondra Hopman, CCM, Woods Hole Golf Club, Falmouth, MA
  • Richard Howard, CCM, Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI
  • Charles Hughes, CCM, Greenville Country Club, Greenville, SC
  • Eric C. Johnson, CCM, Locust Hill Country Club, Penfield, NY
  • Gary Lau, CCM, American Yacht Club, Rye, NY
  • Evelyn Liu, CCM, Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, Menlo Park, CA
  • Russ Lowther, CCM, Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, CT
  • Nildesio Nunes, CCM, Bronxville Field Club, Bronxville, NY
  • Joseph T. Pavone, CCM, The Ocean Club of Florida, Ocean Ridge, FL
  • David M. Peron, CCM, Green Tree Country Club, Midland, TX
  • Jordan Poznick, CCM, Country Club of York, York, PA
  • Colin Ronayne, CCM, Oak Park Country Club, River Grove, IL
  • Lori M. Sahagian, CCM, Bronxville Field Club, Bronxville, NY
  • Tiffany Shepard, CCM, Tulsa Country Club, Tulsa, OK
  • James Shumate, CCM, Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, CA
  • Jordan Sweeney, CCM, Birnam Wood Golf Club, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Tai T. Tran, CCM, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI
  • Hendrika J. van der Meulen, CCM, Quogue Field Club, Quogue, NY
  • Dean Will, CCM, Northhampton Country Club, Easton PA

The Club Management Association of America extends its sincere congratulations to these newly certified professionals and encourages them to continue their professional development in the future. See the CCM designation and requirements for more information.

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 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 42 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

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