NCA and the NCA Foundation Announce New Directors and Officers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013

(Washington, D.C., May 1, 2013) - The National Club Association recently held its annual board meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., where it elected the board officers.

The new lineup of officers includes, Thomas Gaston, Jr., CCM of The Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco, Calif., as the new NCA Chairman, with Kirk O. Reese, CCM of The Los Angeles Country Club, serving as the new Vice Chairman. Samuel Bell, Jr. of The California Club in Los Angeles, Calif., maintained his position as Treasurer, and Philip R. Kiester of The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond was elected as the new Secretary.

Also, Michael J. Bates of the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill was elected to the board of directors for a three-year term.

The NCA Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Club Association, also held its annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., this past April, where it elected Stephen Ready, VCT, to the board and re-elected members to three-year terms, including:

  • David Chag, The Country Club
  • Michael Hardy, Canterbury Golf Club
  • Douglas Howe, Century Golf Arnold Palmer Golf Management
  • Brian Kroh, Johns Island Club
  • Kevin Reilly, PB Mares
  • Joseph Beditz, National Golf Foundation
  • Daniel Denehy, Denehy – Club Thinking Partners


The NCA Foundation reelected its officers, Jeffrey McFadden, CCM, CCE, of The Union League of Philadelphia as the board chairman, David Voorhees, CCM, CCE, of Big Canyon Country Club as the vice president, and Kevin Reilly of PB Mares as its secretary/treasurer.


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