CMAA Announces Eleven New Certified Club Managers


Alexandria, VA – March 10, 2016 – The Club Managers Association of America is proud to announce today that eleven CMAA members have attained the designation of Certified Club Manager. The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.

The CCM designation was established in 1965 and since then has been the hallmark of professionalism in club management and is the cornerstone of CMAA’s member recognition program. It is a valuable and widely-respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry. In order to receive the CCM designation, one must be a Professional member of CMAA for at least six years, invest time in specified education requirements, attend at least one World Conference on Club Management and maintain activity within their local chapter. After these conditions have been met, the individual must pass the CCM Exam. Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management.

The following members successfully met all CCM requirements in January 2016:

  • David Cunningham, CCM, Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TN
  • Jeff Lowder, CCM, McAllen Country Club, McAllen, TX
  • John L. McCranie Jr., CCM, Cat Cay Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Ryan O'Neil, CCM, Green Valley Country Club, Fairfield, CA
  • Erica Pepper, CCM, Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • David Schneider, CCM, Wakonda Club, Des Moines, IA
  • Mark Sipple, CCM, Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, NC
  • John Spiess, CCM, The Heritage Club, Wake Forest, NC
  • Michael Stanton, CCM, San Luis Obispo Golf & Country Club, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Robert J. Trim, CCM, Tahoe Mountain Club, Truckee, CA
  • Brian M. Walsh, CCM, CEC, Lost Tree Club, North Palm Beach, FL

The Club Managers Association of America would like to extend sincere congratulations to its newly certified members and encourage them to continue their professional development in the future. For more information on the CCM designation and requirements, please visit


About CMAA
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,500 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate 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 club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 44 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at