Announcing Twelve US and International Certified Club Managers


Alexandria, VA – The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is proud to announce the twelve club management professionals who have recently achieved 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 global hallmark of professionalism in club management.

The CCM designation is a valuable and respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry worldwide. In order to attain the CCM designation, an individual must invest time in specified education requirements including participation in the Business Management Institutes and other club-specific curriculum. After meeting these milestones, the individual must successfully pass the CCM Exam. Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management.

The following individuals successfully met all CCM requirements in April 2016:

Club Managers Association of America

  • Kathryn Cipresso, CCM, Country Club of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Charles C. Johnson, CCM, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI
  • Eric Vander Werff, CCM, Birnam Wood Golf Club, Santa Barbara, CA

Club Managers Association of Europe

  • David Gemmell, CCM, Aberdour Golf Club, Dunfermline, Fife, United Kingdom

Club Management Association of South Africa

  • Pam Maybery, CCM, Kloof Country Club, Kloof, South Africa
  • Reinhard Kilian, CCM, Sunshine Tour, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Paul Smit, CCM, Durban Undersea Club, Durban, South Africa
  • Francois Swart, CCM, Randpark Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Club Managers Association of East Africa

  • Grace Muchiri, CCM, Karen Country Club, Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Canadian Society of Club Managers

  • Brent Gough, CCM, The Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
  • Michael Hearse, CCM, London Hunt and Country Club, London, Ontario, Canada
  • JoAnne Hosack, CCM, Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, London, Ontario, Canada

The Club Managers Association of America would like to extend sincere congratulations to these professionals and encourage them to continue their professional development in the future. For more information on the CCM 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