Boris Gradina, MCM, CCE, Achieves Master Club Manager Designation



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Boris Gradina, MCM, CCE, Achieves Master Club Manager Designation

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Melissa Low

 Boris Gradina HeadshotAlexandria, VA — February 18, 2020 — The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is proud to announce today that CMAA member Boris Gradina, MCM, CCE, has achieved the designation of Master Club Manager (MCM). The MCM designation in club management provides the means by which experienced club managers can make a significant contribution to their industry through adding to the knowledge base available to other club management professionals. The MCM designation recognizes the importance of the significant, long-lasting contributions made by club managers to their clubs, their professions, and their communities.

In 1990, the CMAA Board of Directors delegated the task of developing its MCM designation to its Certification Committee. Since that time, the requirements and procedures that comprise this MCM Portfolio have been implemented to yield a meaningful and challenging, but achievable, professional development for CMAA’s membership.

The MCM designation was officially bestowed to Boris Gradina at the Opening Business Session of the recent 2020 CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo in Grapevine, TX, on Sunday, February 9. Gradina is the 23rd CMAA Member to achieve this designation.

With more than 23 years of experience in the private club industry, Gradina currently serves as the General Manager of Maryland Golf & Country Club in Bel Air, MD. His monograph, “Employee Onboarding at Private Clubs,” explores the topic of onboarding practices from ten highly regarded and well-known private clubs along with selected leading hospitality establishments. It offers checklists, templates, and a set of best practices for the onboarding process that club managers can utilize in creating new or enhancing existing employee onboarding program.

For more information on the MCM designation and requirements, please visit You can access all the MCM monographs at

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