McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm, and Club & Resort Business have announced the 2011 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards program, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored since 2005 by C&RB.
The annual awards are selected through nominations submitted on behalf of qualified candidates by other parties.
Award recipients are selected solely on the basis of their achievements at the club they currently manage; “lifetime achievements” are not considered.
A Selection Committee comprised of a peer group of club managers conducts the judging; the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business are not involved in the selection of the award winners.
A full listing of judges, in addition to information on past winners and on how to nominate candidates for future years’ awards, can be found at the special website for the ECM Awards program, www.clubmanageraward.com
In-depth articles detailing the achievements that led to the selection of each of the 2011 winners will appear in upcoming issues of Club & Resort Business.
The 2011 group has five award winners, because of a tie that resulted from the judging in one category.
Winner: 2011 Rising Star Award
Michael Redmond’s star has been seen on the rise before; as Executive Chef at the Genesee Valley Club in Rochester, N.Y., he was one of the first club chefs to successfully stage guest-chef events for his membership (“Platinum Idea,” C&RB, September 2006). Now, his ever-ascending talent is being recognized for how he’s taken to the role that Reinhard Danger, his former GM at Genesee Valley, created for him after Danger became The Metropolitan Club’s General Manager/COO. As Assistant GM of Food and Beverage, Redmond manages the club’s largest staff (a total of 75, with 11 department heads) and also sits on several committees. “In the past four and a half years, I have seen Michael grow as a result of his work with committees and the Board, as well as emerge as a leader in the Metropolitan Club management team,” says Danger. “The entire staff, not only his fellow managers, respects him and seeks him out when issues arise.”