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Twenty-Three Club Management Professionals Achieve Certification

Kyle Jennings


Alexandria, VA—May 23, 2022—The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces the 23 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 were recently successful in meeting all CCM requirements are:

  • Kyle Baxter, CCM, Marietta Country Club, Kennesaw, GA
  • Mary Clancy, CCM, Orinda Country Club, Orinda, CA
  • Michael J. Dasbach, CCM, Butler National Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL
  • Jenny Duce, CCM, North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village, CA
  • Sarah Z. Favara, CCM, The Ohio State University Faculty Club, Columbus, OH
  • Michael R. Gibbs, CCM, Frost Creek, Eagle, CO
  • Marc S. Green, CCM, Colorado Golf Club, Parker, CO
  • William Herman, CCM, Glen Oak Country Club, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Philip R. Kiester, CCM, The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Rheanne Kinney, CCM, Wakonda Club, Des Moines, IA
  • Gregg Leonard, CCM, Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Lukasz Monka, CCM, Tiburon Peninsula Club, Tiburon, CA
  • Jason P. Nussbaum, CCM, Congress Lake Club, Massillon, OH
  • Michael Nyerges, CCM, Baltimore Country Club, Baltimore, MD
  • Russ Onizuka, CCM, Friendly Hills Country Club, Whittier, CA
  • Allison C. Petscher, CCM, CAM, Forest Glen Golf & Country Club, Naples, FL
  • Alban Qemali, CCM, Lonesome Valley, Sapphire, NC
  • Jeff Raider, CCM, Woodway Country Club, Darien, CT
  • Brian D. Thomas, CCM, Orinda Country Club, Orinda, CA
  • Justin T. Thompson, CCM, PGA, Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Mackenzie Triana, CCM, Lakewood Country Club, Dallas, TX
  • Justin Verwey, CCM, Old Town Club, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jeff Willey, CCM, CPA, Bay Head Yacht Club, Bay Head, NJ

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. Please visit 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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