Thirty-Eight Club Management Professionals Achieve Certified Club Manager (CCM) Designation


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Thirty-Eight Club Management Professionals

Achieve Certified Club Manager (CCM) Designation

Kyle Jennings

Alexandria, VA – The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) announces the thirty-eight club management professionals who have most recently attained the designation of Certified Club Manager. 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. In order to receive the CCM designation, one must invest time in specified education requirements, 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. Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management.

The following club managers successfully met all CCM requirements in April and May:

Kayleigh Apel, CCM, Somerby Golf Club, Byron, MN

Philip Barber, CCM, Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta, GA

Simon Bevan, CCM, River Bend Golf Community, London, ON, Canada

Michael Ciaccio, CCM, Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island, NC

Michael Chaffee, CCM, The Club Pelican Bay, Naples, FL

Kristina Clabeaux, CCM, Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

Alfredo Colalillo, CCM, Markland Wood Golf Club, Etobicoke, ON, Canada

Brett Curley, CCM, The Club at Longview, Weddington, NC

Travis Dale, CCM, The Clubs at Houston Oaks, Hockley, TX

Thor Damerval, CCM, Scioto Country Club, Columbus, OH

Amanda M. Day, CCM, Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte, NC

Ryan T. Duffy, CCM, The Roaring Fork Club, Basalt, CO

Leonard C. Dumas, CCM, PGA, Benecia, CA      

Rick Fabian, CCM, The Kirtland Country Club, Willoughby, OH

Holly Farrell, CCM, The Oaks Club, Osprey, FL

Jennifer Felegy, CCM, Lehigh Country Club, Allentown, PA

Benjamin Hales, CCM, Metropolitan Club, Washington, DC

Shelly A. Inman, CCM, Sand Point Country Club, Seattle, WA

Toni-Marie Ion-Brown, CCM, Calgary Petroleum Club, Calgary, AL, Canada

Logan Irons, CCM, Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY

Mark Krebs, CCM, The Country Club, Chestnut Hill, MA

Rachel Leace, CCM, Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Leo Luistro, CCM, Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD

Michael P. Lukegord, CCM, Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, OH

Matthew Malloy, CCM, Wyndemere Country Club, Naples, FL               

R. Clifton Mann, CCM, PGA, High Point Country Club, High Point, NC

James Mason, CCM, Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, NC

Christopher Poolitsan, CCM, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont, IL

Michael A. Rios, CCM, Dorado Beach Resort & Club, Dorado, PR

Christopher Robinson, CCM, Menlo Country Club, Woodside, CA

Grant Simpson, CCM, Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville, NY

Jonathan Spence, CCM, Alamance Country Club, Burlington, NC

John Samayoa, CCM, Racquet & Tennis Club, New York, NY

Ward Sutton, CCM, Hidden Valley Country Club, Reno, NV

Peter Swick, CCM, Orchard Lake Country Club, Orchard Lake, MI

Robert Tibbetts, CCM, The Kansas City Country Club, Kansas City, MO

Gordon Wagner, CCM, Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land, TX

Ian Webb, CCM, Credit Valley Golf & Country Club, Mississauga, ON, Canada

CMAA 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

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 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 43 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at