Private club board presidents play a huge role in the professional operations of their club as volunteers working diligently with their board of directors and general managers, striving for well informed, but not emotional decisions.
BoardRoom magazine’s outstanding private club presidents for 2015 exemplify the focus on the leadership responsibilities, the accountability and the management of the board, while providing a healthy respect for the club’s macromanagement.
They understand the importance of working, effectively and efficiently, with their volunteer boards and the dedication that’s required from everyone with whom they work. They practice what they preach – outstanding leadership to maintain best practices and an extraordinary member experience for their members clubs.
These points are exemplified by the selection of 2015’s Distinguished Club Presidents, David Mackesey and Hank Salvo of Diablo Country Club in Danville, CA and Paul Basquin and Heather Nagle of Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, NC.
Systems along do not insure a good board. Key elements include commitment, competence, diversity, collective decision making, openness, transparency, effective communication with management and the membership, fiscal responsibility, development and establishment of the club’s mission, vision and policy direction, especially through establishment of a strategic plan. Successful board presidents draw upon the expertise of other board members, the club’s institutional memory and stewardship of the club’s resources. As well, board presidents provide new board members and future presidents with information they need to perform effectively as board members. Congratulations to BoardRoom’s outstanding private club board presidents for 2015.
|David Mackesey||Diablo Country Club||USA|
|Hank Salvo||Diablo Country Club||USA|
|Paul Basquin||Ballantyne Country Club||USA|
|Heather Nagle||Ballantyne Country Club||USA|
|Gail I. Bernstein||Greensboro Country Club||USA|
|Laura Biagiotti||Marco Simone Golf & Country Club||Italy|
|Rusty Cagle||The Thornblade Club||USA|
|Paul Douglas||Corning Country Club||USA|
|Dr. Bruce Haber||Fenway Golf Club||USA|
|Steven E. Heydt||Mizner Country Club||USA|
|Robert Kelleher||Yucatan Country Club||Mexico|
|John MacDonald||Kansas City Country Club||USA|
|Anthony J. Magdowski||Detroit Athletic Club||USA|
|Peter Miller||Ibis Golf & Country Club||USA|
|Greg Miarecki||Chicago Yacht Club||USA|
|Gregory P. Montanaro||The Union League of Philadelphia||USA|
|Frances Peck||Aberdeen Golf and Country Club||USA|
|Thomas Quirk Jr||Huntingdon Valley Country Club||USA|
|Randy Sinnott||Jonathan Club||USA|
|Irwin Tepper||Wycliffe Golf & Country Club||USA|
|Fabio Virgilli||Marco Simone Golf & Country Club||Italy|
|Zhang Wei||Yalong Bay Golf Club||China|