NCA and the NCA Foundation Announce New Directors and Officers

Published Tuesday, May 17, 2011

(Washington, D.C., May 13, 2011) - The National Club Association's board of directors recently met in Washington, D.C., for its annual board meeting and elected new directors and officers.


A new lineup of officers was elected, with Michael Hardy, representing Canterbury Golf Club, stepping in to the role of Chairman, John Zook, CPA, representing the Union League of Philadelphia, filling the Vice Chairman position, Samuel Bell, Jr.  of The California Club serving as Treasurer, and Thomas Gaston, Jr., CCM of The Pacific-Union Club serving as the new Secretary.


Newly elected NCA Directors included:

  • Bernard "Robin" Baker, III, Gunster Law Firm,
  • C. J. "Joe" Bendy, CCM, River Oaks Country Club,
  • Robert Markionni, Chicago District Golf Association,
  • Frank Vain, The McMahon Group, and
  • Kevin Vitale, CCM, Baltusrol Golf Club.


Reelected as Directors on the NCA Board were:

  •  Phillip Kiester, Farmington Country Club,
  •  Kirk Reese, CCM, Los Angles Country Club, and
  • Kevin Reilly, Witt Mares.


"We are thrilled to have such talented individuals on our board to help further the mission of NCA in providing information and advocacy for the club community," said Susanne R. Wegrzyn, President & CEO of NCA.  "We know they'll contribute valuable insight and expertise on how NCA can best serve the private club industry."


The NCA Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Club Association, also held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this past April, where it elected Jeffrey McFadden, the General Manager of The Union League of Philadelphia, as the new board Chairman and elected David Voorhees, the General Manager of Big Canyon Country Club, as a new member of its board of directors.


Reelected as directors on the NCA Foundation Board were:

  • Joseph Beditz, National Golf Foundation,
  • John Blake, MembersFirst, Inc.,
  • Daniel Denehy, CCM, Club Thinking Partners, and
  • Tammy Tassitano, CPA, McGladrey.




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