Club Managers Association of America Offers Unique Job Opportunities

Posted: Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 at 11:59 AM

Representatives from the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) stopped by HRM on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 to let students know about their organization and the job opportunities available in club management. John Neill (‘04), clubhouse manager for the Arizona Country Club; James Heck (‘05), clubhouse manager for the Estancia Club; and Alexandria Bearden, assistant food and beverage manager for Paradise Valley Country Club, held an info table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the east lobby of HRM.

Neill, Heck, and Bearden will be having a fireside chat at 5:30 p.m. tonight, October 22. If you have any further questions regarding how to get into the industry or anything about CMAA, be sure to stop by.

The CMAA represents the interests of every facet of the club industry and is the largest professional association within the club management industry.

“We encompass country clubs, golf clubs, city clubs, athletic clubs, yacht clubs, tennis clubs...everything,” Niell said. “So it’s a different avenue in the industry. We’re just trying to get our names out there.”

The Greater Southwest Chapter of CMAA, which covers Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, is currently looking for student interns in their clubs. Contact Bearden for more information at if you didn’t get the chance to pick up an application at their info table.

NAU also has its very own student chapter, open to both undergraduate and graduate students in the HRM program. Chapter members participate in educational and professional development programs and also get the opportunity to attend CMAA’s annual conference. Membership application forms can be found HERE for those who may be interested.

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