BoardRoom magazine, for the seventh year, is recognizing 22 club presidents and chairs as Private Club Presidents of the Year – 2014 for practicing what they preach – outstanding leadership to maintain best practices and an extraordinary member experience for their members clubs.
This marks the first time two presidents, with overlapping terms have been recognized at the same club. There are two double entry recipients this year.
“It’s time we give this kind of recognition for volunteers who give so much to their members and clubs,” explained BoardRoom publisher John Fornaro. “Since the first recognition was given seven years ago, there’s been a steady growth in the number of nominations by club general managers and others in the private club industry, and that’s certainly gratifying.”
Private club board presidents play a huge role in the professional operations of their club as a volunteer working diligently with their board of directors and general managers, striving for well informed, but not emotional decisions.These outstanding presidents exemplify the focus on the leadership responsibilities, the accountability and the management of the board, 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.
These points are exemplified by the selection of 2014’s Distinguished Club President, Jerry Glassman, chair of Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
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.
A successful board president draws upon the expertise of other board members, the club’s institutional memory and stewardship of the club’s resources. As well, the board president provides new board members and future president with information they need to perform effectively as board members. Congratulations to these outstanding private club board presidents.
|Jerry Glassman||Boca West Country Club||USA|
|Beau Anders||The Landings Club||USA|
|Joseph J. Buska||Interlachen Country Club||USA|
|Bernie Carballo||The Club at Admiral’s Cove||USA|
|Nuno Alberto de Brito e Cunha||Club de Golf Valderrama||Spain|
|James A. Diepenbrock||St. Francis Yacht Club||USA|
|Mario Dragonetti||Miglianico Golf & Country Club||Italy|
|Darrell Elfeldt||Desert Highlands Golf Club||USA|
|Harald Elisson||Black Mountain Golf Club||Thailand|
|Judge Darcy Goodman||Desert Highlands Golf Club||USA|
|Joanne Hruska||The Glencoe Golf and Country Club||Canada|
|Greg Kopan||Inverness Club||USA|
|Peter L. Kujawski||Sarasota Yacht Club||USA|
|Bill Lichtenberger||Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club||USA|
|Doug Mair||The Glencoe Club||Canada|
|Gale Nye Pinckney||Newport Harbor Yacht Club||USA|
|Mike Ryan||Wyndemere Country Club||USA|
|Brian Spiller||Woodfield Country Club||USA|
|Barry Swidler||Old Westbury Golf and Country Club||USA|
|Tom Tempel||Country Club of Crystal Coast||USA|
|Brenda Tilley||Scarboro Golf Club||Canada|
|Chuck Wibby||Boulder Country Club||USA|