Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, Named 2018 Club Executive of the Year


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Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, Named
2018 Club Executive of the Year

Melissa Low 

Burt Ward Headshot Alexandria, VA – October 29, 2018 – Club Management magazine has named Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, the 2018 Club Executive of the Year. A member of the Metropolitan Chapter of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), Ward serves as the General Manager of Century Country Club in Purchase, NY.

As described by Century Country Club’s President Lisa McGowan, “With a career spanning over 50 years in the club industry, Burt embodies the qualities and experience of a superb club manager. He has a work ethic that is second to none. His can-do attitude, vison, and attention to detail make him the ideal manager for Century Country Club’s demanding membership.”  

Over his 21 years at Century Country Club, Ward has impacted the quality, performance, and integrity of the club. Ward has overseen multiple construction projects totaling many millions of dollars in renovations with an eye for long range planning for the club’s functions, aesthetics, and budgets. Under his guidance and leadership, Century has successfully grown and adapted to changing times, always staying vital, and on the cutting edge of the modern-day club experience.

Annually, Club Management recognizes the best in club leadership with the Club Executive of the Year Award. Created in 1985 and originally known as the Club Manager of the Year, this prestigious honor is presented to the club executive who most embodies the values, vision, and professionalism of CMAA. Nominations are accepted in early fall, and selections are made by a committee of club management professionals including past recipients.

In 2008, the award was re-titled to mirror the evolution of the club management profession. Ward is the 33rd club executive to be honored through this award. The complete list is available at cmaa.org/ceoy.

The full cover story on the 2018 Club Executive of the Year can be seen in the January/February 2019 issue of Club Management magazine.        

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 cmaa.org.

About Club Management Magazine
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