Formerly Town Club Manager at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, Krenn succeeds Phil Kiester, now at The Country Club of Virginia.
Joe Krenn, CCM, has joined Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Va., as the club’s fifth General Manager/Chief Operating Officer in its 85-year history. He succeeds Phil Kiester, now at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond.
Mr. Krenn has management experience with a variety of highly distinguished private clubs. He is a certified club manager who most recently served as the Town Club Manager at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Mr. Krenn attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and an Associate’s degree in Recreational Leisure Management. Upon graduation, The Atlanta Athletic Club recruited Mr. Krenn. For five years, he served that membership in various management roles and was a member of the team that hosted the 83rd PGA Championship, the 55th USGA Junior Amateurship, the AT&T Tennis Challenge, and various other high-profile events. Before his departure, he was honored as the Club’s 2004 Employee of the Year.
Following the Atlanta Athletic Club, Mr. Krenn worked at the Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, R.I. Carnegie Abbey offers amenities ranging from golf, tennis, spa, equestrian, yachting, and overnight accommodations. In this role, Mr. Krenn had the privilege to host Mikhail Gorbachev, President George H. Bush, Prince Albert of Monaco and many other world leaders.
Mr. Krenn returned to Atlanta to work at Ansley Golf Club and then Cherokee Town and Country Club. While working full time at Cherokee, Mr. Krenn achieved his MBA from Kennesaw State University in 2011. Since 2007 he has been serving on the Board of the Georgia Chapter of Club Managers Association of America, where he was twice elected president of this organization.
Farmington Country Club, founded in 1927, is the oldest private country club in central Virginia. A traditional, family-oriented club, Farmington is a full-service facility with two golf courses, 18 tennis courts, 40 guest rooms, a fitness center, two restaurants, a swimming pool complex, and full catering facilities. The most famous feature of the main house is the Jefferson Room, an octagonal room designed by Thomas Jefferson. Farmington has been recognized as a Platinum Club of America, and most recently was ranked 16th in the country by the Club Leaders Forum.