CMAA Elects 2018 Board of Directors

03/09/2018

 

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CMAA Elects 2018 Board of Directors

Media Contact:  
Melissa Low 
melissa.low@cmaa.org
703-739-9500

Alexandria, VA — March 12, 2018 — The Club Managers Association of America announces its 2018 Officers and Board of Directors. Voting for officers and directors was conducted online and in-person at CMAA’s 91st World Conference on Club Management in San Francisco, CA. The election results were announced at the event’s Closing Business Session.  

The 2018 CMAA Officers are:

  • President Robert J. "Bobby" Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA , General Manager of New Orleans Country Club, New Orleans, LA;
  • Vice President Randall J. Ruder, CCM, CCE , General Manager of Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY;
  • Secretary–Treasurer Mark A. Bado, MCM, CCE , General Manager of Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte, NC; and
  • Immediate Past President Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE , of New Canaan, CT.

Newly elected or re-elected as Directors are:

  • Brian R. Kroh, CCM , General Manager of John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, FL (Re-elected to a two-year term);
  • Richard L. LaRocca, CCM, CCE , General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of The Country Club of Orlando, Orlando, FL (Elected to a three-year term);
  • Christina A. Toups, CCM, CCE , General Manager of Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth, TX (Re-elected to a three-year term); and
  • Michael S. Wheeler, MCM, CCE , General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA (Elected to a three-year term).

Directors continuing to serve on the CMAA Board are:

  • Frank Cordeiro, CCM , Chief Operating Officer of Diablo Country Club, Diablo, CA;
  • Eric Dietz, CCM, CCE, PGA , General Manager and COO of Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, FL;
  • Joe Mendez, CCM, CCE , General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA;
  • Mitchell S. Platt, MCM, CCE , General Manager of the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC; and
  • Michael D. Seabrook, CCM, CCE , General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TN.

The CMAA Board of Directors is comprised of 13 club management professionals who are passionate about the long-term vision of CMAA, and work respectfully with staff, committees, members, partners, and the greater industry to advance the profession of club management.

About CMAA

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 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 43 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at cmaa.org.