The Club Foundation Announces 2020 Board of Governors



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The Club Foundation Announces 2020 Board of Governors


Kyle Jennings

Alexandria, VA – The Club Foundation announces its 2020 Board of Governors, led by Chairman Burton Ward, CCM, CCE, Century Country Club, Purchase, NY; Vice Chairman Nicholas LaRocca, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH; Secretary Timothy P. Minahan, CCM, CCE, Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT; and Treasurer LuAnn Giovannelli, CCM, CAM, Bay Colony Community Association, Naples, FL.

Casey Newman, CCM, River Oaks Country Club, Houston, TX; Joe Oswald, Jonas Software; and Mitchell Platt, MCM, CCE, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC have also joined the Board of Governors, each for three-year terms.

Governors continuing to serve The Club Foundation include:


  • Mark A. Bado, MCM, CCE, Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte, NC;
  • Brian Kroh, CCM, John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, FL;
  • Todd Marsh, CCM, CCE, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, IL;
  • Donna Otis, CCM, CCE, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, CA;
  • Fred Palmer, Jr., Club Car, Augusta, GA;
  • Mike Parkhurst, Textron Golf, Augusta, GA;
  • Randy Ruder, CCM, CCE, Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY; and
  • Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, Greensboro Country Club, Greensboro, NC.


The Club Foundation Board of Governors is comprised of individuals within and serving the club industry who are committed to raising funds to financially support the professional development of club managers through education, research, and outreach initiatives, to ensure the highest possible impact on the future of the industry.

For more information on The Club Foundation and its activities, please visit

About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by the Club Management Association of America in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters, and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at