NCA Announces New Board of Directors for 2007

Published Monday, November 27, 2006

(Washington, DC, Nov. 27, 2006)-The National Club Association recently met in Scottsdale, AZ, for its semi-annual board meeting and elected NCA's new officers.

David B. Chag, CCM, the general manager of The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, MA, is NCA's new chairman. Chag is also a past president of the South Texas Region Lone Star Chapter and New England Chapter of Club Managers Association of America and serves as an adjunct professor for the club management course at Boston University.

Douglas T. Howe, the executive vice president of new business development at ClubCorp USA Inc. in Dallas, TX, is NCA's new vice-chairman. A graduate of Glendale College, Howe is also affiliated with the National Golf Course Owners Association, the Club Managers Association of America, and the National Golf Foundation.

Brian R. Kroh, CCM, the general manager of John's Island Club in Vero Beach, FL, was elected as secretary.  Kroh is actively involved with the Florida Chapter of CMAA and previously was a regional director for that chapter.

Michael L. Hardy, an attorney with a primary focus in environmental law at Thompson Hine LLP in Cleveland, OH, was elected as NCA's new treasurer.  Hardy is also a member of the board of trustees of the Nature Center of Shaker Lakes; a member of the Union Club of Cleveland, Ohio; a member of the Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland; and a member of the Club at Key Center.

NCA's former chairman James P. Lower, a partner with the Los Angeles-based law firm Hanna and Morton LLP, will serve as immediate past chairman until 2009.  In addition to the numerous legal committees on which he has served, Lower is also a member of the board of the California State Club Association and is active in the club community as a member of The California Club, the Los Angeles Yacht Club, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and Catalina Marineros.

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