Naples Club Leadership Education Series

Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Register today for this series of NCA's renowned educational programming and networking with local club leadership. Bring your board members and key staff to ensure your club's leadership stays up to date on these timely and critical topics!

Attendees may earn 3 education credits.

Have questions? Contact René Fadoul at 202-822-9822 or  


Registration | 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Club Industry Trends & Outlook | 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Frank Vain, President, McMahon Group
Changing lifestyles continue to create competing demands for time and availability. Shifts in demographics are affecting club members and the workforce. This program covers changing population demographics likely to affect clubs in the future; evolving lifestyles imposing new demands on club services, especially dining programs; expanding services for key market segments, such as women and luxury markets; employment trends affecting the ability to maintain and manage a club’s workforce; and, the growing impact of technology on the club and its operations. The presentation also provides the latest forecasts for the club industry, what today’s club members want from the club experience, and new ideas for programs and services that will help to attract and keep new members.

Government Matters: 2015 Update | 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Speaker: Brad D. Steele, NCA Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel
As the voice of the private club industry, NCA is actively engaged in protecting and defending the interests of private clubs with leaders in Washington.  This presentation will provide an insider’s guide to what’s going on in Congress and the federal regulatory agencies and how recent developments are directly impacting your club’s day-to-day operations.  Among areas to be covered are new overtime regulations, changes in the classification of independent contractors and new EPA regulations regarding water use and treatment.

Reception | 6:00-7:00 p.m.



Frank Vain
President, McMahon Group
Frank Vain provides consulting and planning services to private clubs throughout the world. Through use of specialized services including membership surveys, strategic planning, membership development programs and facility long range planning, Vain assists clubs in developing individualized strategies for their unique situations.

Founded in 1983, McMahon Group provides market research, strategic planning, long-range planning and membership consulting services for private clubs. The company has completed consulting assignments with over 1,600 of the world’s finest clubs.

Vain joined McMahon Group in 1988 and has more than 30 years of experience in the management and development of hospitality properties including private clubs, athletic clubs, resorts and restaurants. Vain is a past president of The Country Club of St. Albans, an 800-member, 36-hole country club located in Missouri and he is former owner of Concord Sports Club, a 1,700-member family athletic club in St. Louis. Vain was elected to the board of the National Club Association in 2011. He currently serves as chairman of the Communications Committee.

Vain is a featured speaker at the annual Club Managers Association of America World Conference, National Club Association National and Regional Conferences, and at regional chapter meetings of club managers. He was named Club Educator of the Year by BoardRoom magazine for 2012. He has written numerous articles that have been published in Club Management, Club Director and BoardRoom magazines. Vain has been a co-author of McMahon’s Club Trends™, and is a contributor to the new joint Club Trends produced by NCA and McMahon Group.

Brad Steele
Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel, National Club Association
As the National Club Association’s chief lawyer and lobbyist, Brad Steele brings a wealth of knowledge from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government to the position of vice president of government relations and general counsel.

Steele earned his bachelor’s degree in government and politics from George Mason University, where he graduated with highest distinction. He then began his time in government by working for the vice president of the United States, for a member of Congress and then as a senior staffer with a national political committee.

Steele studied law in England at Oxford University and he earned his degree from the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, Steele returned to his home state of Indiana and opened his own law firm where he practiced for more than 12 years. In addition, Steele also served as a county, city and town attorney for communities throughout the state and as a judge of an Indiana court.

While in Indiana, Steele returned to the political arena as a candidate for the United States Congress and the Indiana State House of Representatives. In 2006, he moved back to Washington, D.C., and practiced law in Alexandria, Va., before joining NCA.



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