The recipients of the peer-selected honors, through the awards program co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business, will be honored at a special dinner held in February in San Diego during the CMAA Conference. This year’s winners include Robert Jones of Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Eric Dietz of Lakewood Country Club, Rockville, Md.; Paul Skelton of The Country Club at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.; John Dorman of The University Club of New York (N.Y.); and Michael A. Chase, Jr. of The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla.
Recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, co-sponsored by the McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business, have been announced. 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
The 2012 winners will be honored at the Excellence in Club Management Awards annual dinner, to be held Saturday, February 9 at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers in San Diego during the Club Managers Association of America conference. Individual ceremonies will also be held at the club of each award winner throughout the first half of 2013.
The February issue of Club & Resort Business will include summaries of the accomplishments of each award winner, and in-depth articles detailing the achievements that led to the selection of each of the 2012 winners will appear in subsequent issues of C&RB throughout 2013.
The 2012 group of five winners (judging in one category resulted in a tie) includes:
|The James H. Brewer Award
(Country/Golf Club with 600 or More Full-Privilege Members)
Robert E. Jones, CCM, CCE, ECM
Desert Mountain Club, Inc.
|The Mead Grady Award (TIE)(Country/Golf Club with Fewer Than 600 Full-Privilege Members)
Eric J. Dietz, CCM, PGA, ECM
Lakewood Country Club
Paul K. Skelton, CCM, ECM
The Country Club at DC Ranch
The Mel Rex AwardCity/Athletic/Specialty (Non-Golf) Club
John P. Dorman, CCM, ECM
The University Club of New York
New York, N.Y.
|The Rising Star Award
Michael A. Chase, Jr., CCM, ECM
The Loxahatchee Club