Frank J. VainPresident, McMahon Group, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri
Frank Vain provides consulting and planning services to private clubs throughout North America and Asia. Through use of specialized services including membership surveys, strategic planning, operational analysis and facility long range planning, Frank assists clubs in developing individualized strategies for their unique situations.
Frank joined McMahon Group, Inc. in 1988 and has more than thirty years of experience in the management and development of hospitality properties including private clubs, athletic clubs, resorts and restaurants. He is a former partner in Concord Sports Club, an 1,800 member family sports and recreation club in St. Louis County.
Frank is a Past President of The Country Club of St. Albans, a full service country club with 800 members and two golf courses that is included on the list of the Platinum Clubs of America. During Frank's term in office, the club opened the Tavern Creek Course, later recognized by Golf Digest as the #1 course in Missouri (2005). The club also completed a $4.5 million clubhouse expansion during this time.
Frank is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is a featured speaker at regional chapter meetings of club managers and at college hotel/restaraunt management departments. He has written numerous articles that have been published in Club Management and Club Director magazines. Since its inception in 1991, Frank has researched and produced McMahon Club Trends®, a recognized industry benchmark on the trends and issues affecting private clubs.