Seven CMAA Members Become Certified Chief Executives


Alexandria, VA – March 10, 2016
–  The Club Managers Association of America is proud to announce that seven CMAA members have recently attained the designation of Certified Chief Executives. The Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation was developed to recognize those managers who have shown the ability to successfully serve as the most senior manager in a club.

Meant to augment the Certified Club Manager designation, seen as the “hallmark of professionalism” in the club industry, the CCE requires managers to maintain Professional or Retired Professional membership status in the Association, to have achieved the CCM designation, to have obtained Honor Society status, to have successfully completed Business Management Institutes Tactical and Strategic Leadership, and to have served as the top executive in a club for a minimum of five years.

The following members successfully met all CCE requirements:

  • Joseph A. Ciccone, CCM, CCE, Pittsburgh Field Club, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Robert J. Gusella, CCM, CCE, Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, VA
  • Patrick King, CCM, CCE, Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
  • Thorsten Loth, CCM, CCE, Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, NJ
  • Timothy E. Muessle, CCM, CCE, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • Alan Raulerson, CCM, CCE, Quail Village Golf Club, Naples, FL
  • Daniel Somogyi, CCM, CCE, Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, NJ

The Club Managers Association of America would like to extend sincere congratulations to its newly certified members and encourage them to continue their professional development in the future. For more information on the CCE designation and requirements, please visit


About CMAA

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,500 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 44 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at