Jeffrey D. Morgan, FASAE, CAE has been named chief executive officer of
the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) following unanimous
approval by its Board of Directors. With more than 6,500 national and
international members, CMAA is the largest association for club managers
in the world. After an extensive search, Morgan was selected from nearly
200 qualified candidates and begins his tenure in October.
"The $19 billion club industry has a significant economic impact on
local communities, and it was vital to hire someone who has demonstrated
the leadership and strategic vision critical to the future success of
the industry and CMAA," said Damon J. DiOrio, CCM, CCE, president of
CMAA. "Jeff's outstanding track record and demonstrated expertise
working with associations, makes him uniquely suited to help us advance
the profession of club management and provide significant value to our
Morgan has most recently served as president and chief executive officer
of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), a professional
association that provides research, professional development, networking
and advocacy for financial communicators of predominantly publicly
traded compaies in the U.S. and throughout the world. Prior to joining
NIRI in 2008, Morgan was chief operating officer of the Futures Industry
Association (FIA) and executive vice president of the Institute for
Financial Markets (IFM), an affiliate of the FIA. Morgan was also senior
vice president for the National Association of Professional Insurance
"I am excited by the opportunity to lead CMAA and build upon the success
that the organization has enjoyed. As we embark upon this next chapter
in CMAA's history, I am confident that we will continue to develop and
promote the high standards of professionalism, leadership and education
our members expect. I look forward to a bright future for the club
industry," said Morgan.
A Pennsylvania native, Morgan holds a bachelor's degree in finance from
Susquehanna University and a master of science in nonprofit management.
He serves on the NYSE Individual Investor Advisory Committee. Morgan is
a Certified Association Executive and a member and Fellow of the
American Society of Association Executives. For the past four years,
Morgan was named to the NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most
influential people in corporate governance.
Morgan succeeds James Singerling, who announced his retirement from CMAA
after 25 years of service.
CMAA retained the services of Spencer Stuart to assist in filling the
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest
professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,500
members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate more
than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town and
yacht clubs. The objectives of the association are to promote
relationships between club management professionals and other similar
professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and
to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently
and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 45
professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies.
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