Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

CEO/General Manager, Addison Reserve Country Club
Delray Beach, Florida

Michael McCarthy is CEO and general manager of Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. He has been credited with turning around the club, which now boasts both the Platinum Club and Distinguished Club Award distinctions. In 2006, McCarthy received the Excellence in Club Management Award, and in 2009, he earned the highest recognition being named 24th Club Executive of the Year by the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) for his success in redesigning the management structure of Addison Reserve. Previously, McCarthy served as COO of BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for eight years.

He has specialized in club governance, promoting standards for club management. He is a guest lecturer at Florida Atlantic University, University of Central Florida and CMAA and a contributor to BoardRoom magazine and Club & Resort Business.

McCarthy has been actively involved with the CMAA since 1997, where he has held successive leadership positions and national committee roles, serving as a director on the CMAA board from 2011 to 2015. Since 2003, he has served on the Florida Chapter board and was president in 2007.

McCarthy is also involved with the Palm Beach County Special Olympics, SOS Children’s Village, Tee It Up For the Troops and Toys for Tots. Most near and dear to his heart, though, is being the vice chairman of the Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament, which has raised more than $7 million for local children’s charities in Palm Beach County.

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