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2022 President’s Council Workshop at CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo

An Experience Designed For Private Club
Presidents, Board Members, and Executive Level Team Members.

presented by Club Leadership Alliance

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The industry is facing many challenges and the data shows it. We believe fundamentally that rapid societal changes, the club leadership model, and the direct need for innovation and impactful strategic planning are all areas that need to be focused on today.

This unique networking opportunity will bring together Club Presidents, Board Members, and Executive Level Team Members to learn what the highest performing clubs are doing to stay relevant and vibrant in today’s competitive market. The education featured will leverage decades of hands-on advisory experience and in-depth analysis as the club industry’s premier consultants share insights and experiences gained through their partnerships with the most successful clubs in the country.

Attendee feedback from a CLA event hosted in November 2021, at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC:

“I would highly recommend that all Club leaders attend a President’s Council event. The opportunity to discuss such relevant data-driven information that is supported by decades of hands-on experience from the industry’s most highly regarded experts is truly indispensable in our quest to remain on top of our game and provide our members with the most exceptional day-to-day experience.”


KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, McMahon Group and Club Benchmarking, three of the most highly respected firms serving private clubs, have established the Club Leadership Alliance. After more than ten years of working together independently, the firms felt it was essential to work more closely in order to more effectively serve clubs in all their operational, financial, staffing, strategic and facility aspects.


Whether it is management search, understanding club finances, strategic planning or facility planning; the Alliance member firms have the unequaled expertise and skills to resolve any club challenge. We are here to provide your club with our expertise, as clubs are our business.


If you missed us in November at Carmel Country Club for the 2021 President’s Council event, we invite you to add this Pre-Conference Workshop to your 2022 CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo Registration.  Highlights from past attendees follow….

“A must attend for club leaders serious about leading their Club to the next level of member value.”

“The President’s Council is a fantastic opportunity for club leadership to take a deep data dive into the latest industry trends and gain a better understanding of best governance practices. Managers and Directors have a unique opportunity to hear from top industry leaders in a highly collaborative environment. This program should be on the annual calendar for every Executive Committee.”

“The ability to network with successful Club leadership, review their strategic governance principles and learn best practices for specific, current situations at our Club was invaluable.”

“The President’s Council Experience provided a much needed reconnection with other Club Managers and Board Members. The program was in sync with the new challenges of the private club industry and provided new information, solutions, and best practices to address those challenges.”

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Katy Eliades

Katy Eliades

Executive Assistant

Katy joins KK&W with over 30 years of experience in F&B at several clubs in the golfing mecca of Northern Palm Beach county, including The Loxahatchee Club, Lost Tree Club and finished her career as the Director of F&B at Old Palm Golf Club.  As an Executive Assistant, working with team members as needed, her connection to and understanding of the private club industry are instrumental in managing candidate’s needs.




Phone: 561-371-4133

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Patricia Sprankle

Patricia Sprankle

Executive Assistant

Patty, as an Executive Assistant, works mainly with the managing partners.  Her extensive world-wide experience in the private club world, the golf industry and communications background has elevated the customized services provided to clubs and candidates alike.  Working hand-in-hand with the partners she provides an additional point of contact to answer questions and streamline the search process.



Phone: 561-723-0607

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KK&W Podcasts

We Invite You to Listen, Learn and Share our Podcasts

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE is the leader in education and sharing our ideas and knowledge with our colleagues in the industry. Since our firms founding, we have been committed to furthering the growth of our industry’s students, junior managers and current leaders.

Our new Podcast series adds a new and readily accessible means for us to keep on sharing our team’s experience and vision with you as you continue on your path to success.

We invite you to listen, learn and share with others!

Subscribe to the KK&W Leadership Podcast on SoundCloud

Valued Traits Of Top Culinary Talent + Talent Retention Priorities

Best & Brightest – Segment II – Matt Lambert & Rick Bayliss

Best & Brightest – Segment I – Christine Pooler & Marcie Mills

National Golf Foundation Data Insights – Identifying Game Opportunities & Developing Player Interest

Leadership Lessons & Industry Advocacy with National Club Association

What Clubs Want In Top Professional Racquets Talent

Be Prepared For Opportunity – Sharpen Your Resume & LinkedIn Presence Now

Tee It Up For The Troops – Origin, Impact & How Your Club Can Get Involved

Leadership Conversations Spanning The US – Capacity Issues, Stewardship & Decision-Making

Dick Kopplin of KK&W and Nick Weir of Little Owl Entertainment Talk Music, Friendship and Shows for the Country Club Industry

KK&W Podcast – Meet the KK&W Support & Development Team – Part 1

KK&W Podcast – Meet the KK&W Support & Development Team – Part 2

KK&W Podcast – Creating a People Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

KK&W Podcast – New Year, New Intentions

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Career Resources Registration: Hospitality Service Team Training

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Career Resources Registration: Resume Services For CMAA Members Only

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CMAA Club Leadership Summits
September 5, 2019 & September 26, 2019

Mid-Management Conference
October 6 – 9, 2019

Presidents Council on the Club of the Future
Presented by: KK&W and CLUB BENCHMARKING
October 14 – 15, 2019

KK&W PGA Summit
October 20 – 21, 2019

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, announces new staff appointments – Michelle A. Riklan and Annette Whittley.
KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Joins as CMAA Business Partner
KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE featured in Success Magazine.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE is offering club and candidate assistance through the KOPPLIN Candidate Resource Center. Services offered to hundreds of managers in the industry, have helped them to refine their skills and presentation of credentials.

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Career Resources Registration: Resume Services

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Event Page: KK&W PGA Summit 2020

KK&W PGA Summit 2020

Hosted by Mountain Lake in Lake Wales, Florida
Sunday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020


The inaugural KK&W PGA Summit was held  in 2019 and at the urging of past participants, has been scheduled for 2020. This invitation only event was created for industry leaders who work toward mentoring the next generation of golf professionals and to promote professionalism in golf on a daily basis. The event is focused on helping attendees form nationwide long-lasting connections to create a personalized network of equally successful and influential industry leaders. The full day of planned education is relevant to leaders in the industry, and presenters are selected based on their personal experiences and inspirational ideas that can be implemented in clubs.

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Event Includes:

Sunday, October 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. – Summit Reception and Dinner at Mountain Lake

Monday, October 19, 2020
7:30 a.m. – Check-in and Continental Breakfast at Mountain Lake
9:00 a.m. – Speakers Throughout the Morning*
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Mountain Lake
1:30 p.m. – Speakers Throughout the Afternoon*
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception at Mountain Lake
7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Closing Ceremonies at Mountain Lake

*event attendees will receive PGA and/or CMAA continuing education credit hours.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. – Complimentary Golf at Mountain Lake; Pre-registration is Required

Event Agenda:

  • Details coming soon


For accommodation reservations and information please contact:

Jillian Schooley–Richardson
Mountain Lake Housing Coordinator
(863) 679-2423

A limited number of registrants will be staying on property at Mountain Lake and accommodations are available on a first come first served basis. Room assignments will be determined by the Mountain Lake Housing Coordinator and she will handle any over flow accommodations as well, off property.

A limited number of Single occupancy room are available for $199 per night plus applicable taxes and fees.

Double occupancy rooms are available for $249 ($124.50 per person) per night plus applicable taxes and fees. (When booking a double, please provide both attendees names).


There will be complimentary golf at Mountain Lake on Tuesday, October 20 at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required.
To register for golf please contact:

Jonathan Powell, PGA
(863) 679-2455


Event Registration Event Accommodations Event Accommodations

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Welcoming A New Team Member

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE continues to methodically add the brightest and most accomplished industry executive talent to the team. We would like to welcome the esteemed Michael G. Smith, CCM, CCE, ECM who will be joining us in January, 2022, as a Search & Consulting Executive.

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Executive Leader of the Year – 2021

Terra Waldron, CCM, CCE, ECM, General Manager/COO at Greensboro Country Club, has been recognized as the very first KK&W Summit Executive Leader of the Year for her tremendous mentorship of young professionals, paving a path for women in the private club industry, and defining Executive Leadership At A Higher Level.

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Dick Kopplin Ready For Renaissance Years

On behalf of the entire KK&W team, Dick we wanted to thank you for what you have accomplished and for allowing us to share it with you, offered Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM and Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, CCE, ECM. We thought others might enjoy your story.


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Congratulations to KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE’S founder, Mr. Richard M. Kopplin, who was inducted as a CMAA Fellow at the Club Management Association of America’s virtual World Conference and Club Business Expo, March 8-12, 2021. Dick is one of six club industry leaders who was selected for the 2021 class of Fellows.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Partners with the Club Spa & Fitness Association

Scottsdale, AZ – KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE (KK&W) is pleased to announce that we have joined the Club Spa & Fitness Association’s (CSFA) Corporate Partner Benefits Program.

This partnership represents a commitment by KK&W to support CSFA’s operations and educational offerings as content matter experts delivering key insights relevant to the club wellness industry.

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Welcome Jodie J. Cunningham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP to the KK&W Team!

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, for 25 years, continues to methodically add the brightest and most accomplished industry executive talent to our team to better serve our Clients and Industry Leaders. We would like to officially welcome Jodie J. Cunningham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as our HR/Talent Strategist, Consulting & Search Executive.

Jodie is currently the CEO and talent optimization expert with Optimus Talent Partners, LLC. As part of the KK&W team, she will provide club leaders with guidance, a framework, and resources to design strong leadership and support teams, select top talent and create productive work environments that maximize business results.

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From business guru Joseph Michelli―the leadership lessons you need to navigate your team and company through the greatest business crisis in modern history, for long-lasting success.

Now, in Stronger through Adversity, Michelli provides the invaluable wisdom he gained from 140+ top global business leaders on all aspects of leading through and beyond COVID-19, including crisis management, keeping employees and customers safe, maintaining a culture of engagement, rapidly innovating, and more.

Our Partner Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM provides his perspective on pages 178, 179 and 210!

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE partners with the Professional Tennis Registry to expand their Member Career Services.

Scottsdale, AZ – KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE (KK&W) the nation’s leading hospitality search and consulting firm has partnered with The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). KK&W is the leader in Senior Executive placement and consulting in the club and resort industry and will specialize in educating PTR professionals in many areas of their profession. The partnership will give PTR members, clubs and employers the opportunity to be the most polished and connected in the industry.

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It’s official . . . Welcome Aboard Ted!

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE continues to methodically add the brightest and most accomplished industry executive talent to the team. We would like to officially welcome the esteemed J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE, CMAA Fellow who has joined the team as a Consultant and Search Executive. Ted, having most recently retired as Executive Manager/CEO of Detroit Athletic Club, brings a wealth of industry and community knowledge to the firm.

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Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

Richard Kopplin Inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

Richard Kopplin has been recognized for his career dedicated to the betterment of the private club industry and one of five new inductees to the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame held recently at the Induction Ceremony hosted at Paradise Valley Country Club.

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Career tips to begin a new year

New Jersey Turf Expo attendees filled a room – and then lined up – to receive guidance from Armen Suny.

It’s fair to say that Armen Suny is one of the most influential figures in the turf industry. That statement is borne out by the fact that following his remarks at the recent New Jersey Turf Expo, a line of turf professionals waited to speak with him.

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Len Simard Named 2019 USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch this past Wednesday during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Simard (New Canaan, CT), the general manager at New Canaan Racquet Club in Connecticut, was named 2019 Small Facility Manager of the Year.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Fine Tunes Customized Services

Recognizing the client’s needs for career guidance and consulting, KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Riklan and Annette Whittley have joined the firm….“We’ve witnessed a need for greater training emphasis for mid-management professionals with private clubs through improved food and beverage programs and personal presentations,” said Kuebler. This emphasis on increased training and coaching of course, leads to an enhancement in a candidate’s personal career development…

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Joins as CMAA Business Partner

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, the leading club industry recruiting and consulting firm, has joined the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) Partnership Network as a Business Partner. KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE has previously been involved as a corporate sponsor and an educational partner.

CMAA’s Partnership Network provides opportunities to companies looking for deeper engagement with CMAA and its members. Through the sharing of knowledge, resources, expertise, and common goals for the future of the industry, these partnerships play a key role in fulfilling CMAA’s mission.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Featured in Success Magazine

“Our secret for 22 years of success is to make sure we are having fun. We focus on delivering excellent service to our clients, but if we can’t enjoy the search process, we won’t take the assignment…”

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Armen Suny Featured in Golf Course Industry Magazine

“Suny, for many years the industry’s leading outsider, has now become one of its top insiders. He has become The Man for superintendent recruiting at Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace, the club industry’s leading search firm….At every step along the way, he had blazed his own trail…”

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Congratulations Al Kinkle and Jack Sullivan!

The Florida Chapter of the Club Management Association of America is proud to announce Al Kinkle, CCM, CCE, CAM, FMP and John R.“Jack” Sullivan, CCM as co-recipients of the 2018 Jay DiPietro Award.

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Sam Lindsley officially assumed the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Ohio Restaurant Association. Congratulations Sam!

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Joins the National Club Association as Executive Partner

“Our entire KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team is excited to partner with the National Club Association, which has been a strong advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C.,”  said Dick Kopplin, the founding partner of KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE.

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Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM featured in Golf Inc.’s
10 People who are Shaping the Future of Private Clubs.

We are excited to have Kurt Kuebler featured in Golf Inc!
Kuebler believes outstanding leadership is a key factor in the growing success of private clubs, and he works constantly to pinpoint candidates who have the right skills to make sure those clubs remain prosperous…

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