Terra S. H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, ECM

Terra S. H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, ECM


Vice President/COO, Desert Highlands Association
Scottsdale, Arizona

Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, ECM, has served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Desert Highlands Association in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2006. She has 33 years of experience in the private club industry. Desert Highlands has been voted a Platinum Club continuously since 1997 and received America’s Healthiest Fitness award. Previously, she served as General Manager and COO at Dataw Island in S.C.; Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.; Country Club of Charleston in S.C.; Cedar Point Club in Suffolk, Va.; and the Engineers’ Club in Richmond, Va.

Her passion for the club industry has led her to participation on many national industry committees. As a result of her experiences, Waldron has been requested to make numerous presentations for such groups as CMAA, USGA, the Johnson and Wales University campus, the Kiwanis Club and the Optimist’s Club. Waldron has also authored articles for leading industry publications, including Club DirectorThe BoardRoom and Club Management.

Waldron, who was listed by Forbes as one of America’s most influential women in the Western U.S. in 2015, was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Club Management Mead Grady Award co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business and McMahon Group. In 2016, the Club Managers Association of America named her the Club Executive of the Year.

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