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Twenty-Four Club Management Professionals Achieve Certification

Kyle Jennings


Alexandria, VA—February 6, 2023—The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces the 24 newest club management professionals to attain the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM). 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 an individual’s commitment to professional development and the club industry.

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. 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 attained the CCM requirements in November 2022 are:

  • Dennis J. Courtney, Jr., CCM, Fairlawn Country Club, Akron, OH
  • Kevin D. Lalumiere, CCM, Country Club of New Canaan, New Canaan, CT

The members of CMAA who attained the CCM requirements in January 2023 are:

  • Edgar Arce, CCM, Scarsdale Golf Club, Hartsdale, NY
  • Elizabeth Barry, CCM, Bronxville Field Club, Bronxville, NY
  • Donald Byerly, III, CCM, Kings Creek Country Club, Lewes, DE
  • Khadija Coley-Mason, CCM, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Allen Dermody, CCM, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, Highlands, NC
  • Matthew W. Funkhouser, CCM, Meadowbrook Golf Course, Anderson, IN
  • Hallie Girardeau, CCM, Naples Yacht Club, Naples, FL
  • Eric J. Hogan, CCM, Doylestown Country Club, Ambler, PA
  • Brandon Johnson, CCM, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA
  • Cory Kuhn, CCM, Glendora Country Club, Glendora, CA
  • Patrick J. Laxton, CCM, The Country Club, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Kyle J. Lundy, CCM, Egypt Valley Country Club, Ada, MI
  • Joseph Macke, CCM, Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Rebekah McGee, CCM, Gulfstream Bath and Tennis Club, Boca Raton, FL
  • Michael McGillicuddy, CCM, Tedesco Country Club, Marblehead, MA
  • David A. Morrison, CCM, Lords Valley Country Club, Hawley, PA
  • Kate Nolte, CCM, Timuquana Country Club, Jacksonville, FL
  • Jeff Schenkel, CCM, River Forest Country Club, Elmhurst, IL
  • Kristina Suddeth, CCM, Fripp Island Club, Harbor Island, SC
  • Tom Walberg, CCM, Oak Park Country Club, Downers Grove, IL
  • Qian Yang, CCM, Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY

Additionally, CMAA recognizes the following international affiliates who recently attained their CCM designations:


  • Laura Shackleton, CCM, Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, Belmont, ON

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 more than 7,000 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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