Craig Surdy, CCM, CCE Elected President of The Golden State Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America

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The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional association for managers of the world's leading private clubs. The Golden State Chapter of the CMAA, comprised of 490 members representing 250 private clubs throughout the State of California, has elected Craig Surdy as President.

I am honored to be able to serve The Golden State Chapter of CMAA this coming year as President. I look forward to following the foundation laid out by the talented visionaries that have preceded me.

Craig Surdy, CCM, CCE, General Manager of The Reserve Club in Indian Wells, California has been elected President of The Golden State Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). The announcement was made at The Golden State Chapter Annual Fall Conference in Ojai, which was held October 12 – 14, 2014.

CMAA is the professional association for managers of the world’s leading clubs. The organization has more than 6,000 members and 46 chapters all over the globe, spanning the entire United States as well as Canada, South America, Australia, Europe and as far as South Africa. In 2008, the four California Chapters of CMAA merged into The Golden State Chapter.

Craig Surdy, CCM, CCE is the General Manager of The Reserve Club in Indian Wells, a premier private membership club. He has been in his current position since 2008. Prior to his arrival in the desert, Craig managed the Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, MO for four years. Just before departing St Louis, Craig managed Bellerive through the 2008 BMW Championship, which is the third of three playoff tournaments in the FedEx Cup and which was voted “Best in Class” of all golf tournaments in 2008 by the PGA. Craig spent the prior 15 years managing country clubs in Minneapolis, MN, the 12 most recent of those years as General Manager of the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club.

Craig is a Certified Club Manager, a member of the CMAA Honor Society and a Certified Club Executive. He is a two-time past president of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, a past vice president of the Mid-America Managers Association and currently sits on the board of the Golden State Club Managers Association. Craig is also a board member of the International Wine Society and Bailli (President) of Palm Springs Bailliage of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. Additionally, Craig holds the credentials of Food Service Management Professional from the National Restaurant Association and Certified Food and Beverage Executive from the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

His theme for this year is “Let the GREAT Times Roll." Craig says, “I am honored to be able to serve The Golden State Chapter of CMAA this coming year as President. I look forward to following the foundation laid out by the talented visionaries that have preceded me.”

For more information, contact:
Crystal Thomas, MCM, CHE, Managing Director
The Golden State Chapter
(310) 741-6031
md(at)thegsc(dot)org
http://www.thegsc.org

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