January/February

2015 Top 22 Private Club Presidents of the Year

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…

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David Mackesey and Hank Salvo – BoardRoom’s 2015 Distinguished Club Presidents

By Dave White “Sometimes,” the old adage goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” That’s been the story for Diablo Country Club, a unique private club nestled at the foot of Mt. Diablo, just outside Danville in the East Bay region of San Francisco, CA. And the achievements of the Diablo Country Club in the past…

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How Much Do You Appreciate Your General Manager?

By John G. Fornaro “On a weekend morning a few years ago as I sat in my office preparing for the day ahead, a young housekeeping employee stopped by to clean my office. I asked him about his plans for the future. He replied, “I want a job like yours!” I asked him to elaborate.…

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The Only ‘Constant’ Is ‘Change’

By Dave White When BoardRoom magazine first made a splash in the private club industry, BoardRoom espoused the philosophy of educating boards of directors…private club decision makers. Our target market has been and continues to be the industry’s decision makers…the club’s board of directors and senior management. “Replace emotion with facts…raise a problem and suggest…

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A Tip of the Hat to BoardRoom’s Top Presidents

The BoardRoom magazine is now in its 20th year of publication for the private club industry and we want to sincerely thank our readers, our advertisers and contributors for their continued support and belief in our vision of educating board members, general managers and private club staffs. It’s recognition time again and a tip of…

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2014 Top 22 Private Club Presidents of the Year

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…

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Jerry Glassman, Boca West Country Club, Named BoardRoom’s Distinguished Club President for 2014

By Dave White “Jerry Glassman plays the unique role of a driven visionary leader who injects a large dose of commonsense and he’s certainly excited about receiving this distinguished honor.” And with that Jay DiPietro summed up the reasons why Jerry Glassman, chair and CEO of Boca West Country Club, has been selected as BoardRoom…

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Is the Next Generation of General Managers Making a Difference?

By John G. Fornaro Private clubs have been through much in the past several years, but many private club general managers have been high-level achievers in leading their clubs. They have focused on getting their finances in order amid changing cultures, and ardently seeking out new members all while improving the member experience. As well,…

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Cynthia White, Bonita Bay Club, is BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Club President for 2013

By Dave White “We’re humbled by the selection but couldn’t be more proud. If we think about all that’s been accomplished since purchase of this club by the membership in 2010, and road we’ve taken, it’s been wonderful. I can’t think of another private club president more deserving. Cynthia White certainly ranks among the top.”…

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The Polo Club’s Doug Green Honored As BoardRoom Distinguished Club President 2012

By Dave White Clubs sometimes face challenges that can lead to dire consequences, and just sometimes, a leader turns those challenges into triumphs. That’s the case with Doug Green, the outgoing president of the Polo Club of Boca Raton, Fl., and BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Club President for 2012. “This club has made a tremendous amount…

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