Club Executive of the Year

2021 Nominations will open in Summer!

Club Management Magazine January/February 2021 Cover

CEOY 2020 - The Club Industry



Each year, Club Management recognizes excellence in club leadership with its Club Executive of the Year Award. This prestigious honor is presented to the club executive who most embodies the values, vision, and professionalism of the Club Management Association of America.

Originally known as the Club Manager of the Year, this distinction was created in 1985 by Club Management magazine to honor an individual who by his or her achievements best represents the qualities found in all hard-working, dedicated club management professionals. In 2008, the award was re-titled to mirror the evolution of the role of a club management profession.

2020 - The Club Industry
2019 - Tony D'Errico, CCM, CCE
2018 - Burton Ward, CCM, CCE
2017 - Richard L. LaRocca, CCM, CCE
2016 - Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE
2015 - Gregory J. Patterson
2014 - C.J. "Joe" Bendy, Jr., CCM, CCE

Prior Honorees

2013 Jim G James, CCM
2012 Paul Astbury
2011 Michael Leemhuis, CCM, CCE
2010 Damon DiOrio, CCM, CCE
2009 Michael McCarthy
2008 G. Mead Grady, CCM
2007 ***
2006 George Carroll, CCM, CCE
2005 John Crean, CCM, CHA
2004 Larry L. Thompson
2003 Jonathan McCabe, CCM
2002 A. Graham McDeson, MCM
2001 Richard Bayliss Jr., CCM, CCE
2000 John R. Sullivan Jr., CCM
1999 William Schulz, MCM, CCE
1998 Jay DiPietro, CCM
1997 Stan Orr
1996 Robert James, CCM, CCE, CHE
1995 Richard Kolasa, CCM
1994 Melvin Rex, CCM
1993 John Hudson, CCM
1992 Christopher Borders, CCM
1991 Sally Burns Rambo, CCM
1990 James Brewer, MCM
1989 Joe Brem, CCM
1988 E.M. "Mike" Fraser, CCM
1987 Edward Drew, CCM
1986 Donald Hayes, CCM
1985 Laurice "Bud" Hall, MCM, CCE

*** No award due to magazine publishing transition