Here’s a tip of the hat to the BoardRoom Magazine’s 2015 “Excellence in Achievement Award” recipients.
As we know, supplier and consultants are the backbone of the private clubs industry, because without their products and services, private clubs would find it extremely difficult to meet the needs and wants of their club members…in fact, everything would likely come to a standstill.
So there’s no better way to recognize the suppliers, consultants and educators for their accomplishments and fine contributions to the private club industry than the peer-recognized BoardRoom Awards.
The BoardRoom magazine “Excellence in Achievement” Awards is the only private club industry award that recognizes the clubs’ business partners. BoardRoom magazine’s industry peers review and select these outstanding suppliers and consultants, which represent various aspects of course and club operations. Winners, each year, are selected for overall excellence in their respective fields, achievements, innovation, vision for future growth and continued impact on private club operations.
“Each of the recipients of the BoardRoom magazine “Excellence in Achievement” Awards are clearly leaders in their respective industries,” said John Fornaro, publisher of the BoardRoom magazine.
Lifetime Achievement Awards Awards of Dedication
BoardRoom magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award is recognized as one of the private club industry’s most prestigious. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to those who have served the industry with distinction, honor and integrity.
BoardRoom Magazine’s Award of Dedication go to recipients who have had a special impact on the lives of private club members to the betterment of the private club industry. Past recipients include Jay DiPietro and Paul Levy.
John Fornaro, chief executive officer, the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD) and publisher, The BoardRoom magazine, chooses both the Lifetime Achievement Award and Award of Dedication recipients each year.
Criteria for Lifetime Achievement Award candidates include: how each candidate has helped the private club industry; how they have impacted the industry and how they should be remembered for their contributions to the industry.
The two recipients for 2015 – Donna Coyne and Linda Blair – received their Lifetime Achievement Awards at a presentation recently during the CMAA World Conference in San Diego. The achievements of Donna Coyne are outlined in a story by Rick Coyne, appearing in the March/April 2016 issue. A feature story about Linda Blair will be published in a later issue.
There are also three recipients for the 2015 Award of Dedication. Gregg Patterson, recently retired general manager of the Beach Club of Santa Monica after more than 30 years at the helm, was featured in a story, written by colleague Andrea Curthoys, in our January/February issue. Stories featuring about Jeff McFadden, general manager of the Union League of Philadelphia, one of the country’s most outstanding private clubs, and Dan Denehy of Denehy – Club Thinking Partners – a company, which has had a strong influence on the member experience of private clubs, are planned for later this year.