Frank J. Vain
NCA SecretaryPresident, McMahon Group, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri
Frank Vain is president of McMahon Group, Inc. He 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, Vain assists clubs in developing individualized strategies for their unique situations.
Vain 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 and past president of The Country Club of St. Albans.
Vain is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. He is a featured speaker at regional chapter meetings of club managers and at college hotel/restaurant management departments. He has written numerous articles that have been published in Club Director and Club Management magazines. Since its inception in 1991, Vain has researched and produced McMahon Club Trends®, now a joint project with NCA, and a recognized industry benchmark on the trends and issues affecting private clubs.