Twenty-Six Industry Professionals Become Certified Club Managers

Twenty-Six Industry Professionals Become Certified Club Managers

Kyle Jennings

Alexandria, VA – The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces the 26 club management professionals who have most recently attained the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM). 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.

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 a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry. To receive the CCM designation, one must invest time in specified requirements including more than 300 hours of education, 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, covering all ten competencies of club management. Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management.

The following club management professionals successfully met all CCM requirements in April:

  • Austin Bitner, CCM, The Engineers Club, Baltimore, MD
  • Elisha Cicerone, CCM, Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Tamer El-Adawy, CCM, Sunset Ridge Country Club, Northfield, IL
  • Joseph Elwell, CCM, Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, FL
  • Jana-Lyn Fairbairn, CCM, Riverside Country Club, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • David Fischer, CCM, The Club at Mediterra, Naples, FL
  • Timothy Freund, CCM, Idle Hour, Golf & Country Club, Macon, GA
  • Joe Furlow, CCM, Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, CA
  • Kris Garner, CCM, The Grove, College Grove, TN
  • Blayne Gilbert, CCM, Fiddlesticks Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL
  • Sean Hynes, CCM, Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club, Naples, FL
  • Darlene Impellittiere, CCM, Old Palm Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Mark G. Jablonski, CCM, Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL
  • Michael A. Keith, CCM, Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, VA
  • Benjamin McWilliams, CCM, Dunwoody Country Club, Dunwoody, GA
  • Andrew Nevins, CCM, Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TN
  • Jeffrey Niceley, CCM, The Club at Indian Springs, Broken Arrow, OK
  • Andy Reetz, CCM, Champions Run, Omaha, NE
  • Timothy Ryan, CCM, The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, TX
  • Nadia Sant, CCM, The Forest Club, Houston, TX
  • Leilani Sivsov, CCM, Kenwood Country Club, Cincinnati, OH
  • Daniel Smith, CCM, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, Bee Cave, TX
  • David Stocke, CCM, San Luis Obispo Golf & Country Club, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Isaac Storandt, CCM, The Shore & Country Club, East Norwalk, CT
  • David Titus, CCM, Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA
  • Ryan Wells, CCM, Cascade Hills Country Club, Grand Rapids, MI

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. For more information on the CCM designation and requirements, please visit

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