Dick Kopplin Ready For Renaissance Years

“On behalf of the entire KK&W team, Dick we wanted to thank you for what you have accomplished and for allowing us to share it with you,” offered Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM and Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, CCE, ECM. We thought others might enjoy your story.

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Congratulations to KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE’S founder, Mr. Richard M. Kopplin, who was inducted as a CMAA Fellow at the Club Management Association of America’s virtual World Conference and Club Business Expo, March 8-12, 2021. Dick is one of six club industry leaders who was selected for the 2021 class of Fellows.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Partners with the Club Spa & Fitness Association

Scottsdale, AZ – KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE (KK&W) is pleased to announce that we have joined the Club Spa & Fitness Association’s (CSFA) Corporate Partner Benefits Program.

This partnership represents a commitment by KK&W to support CSFA’s operations and educational offerings as content matter experts delivering key insights relevant to the club wellness industry.

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Welcome Jodie J. Cunningham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP to the KK&W Team!

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, for 25 years, continues to methodically add the brightest and most accomplished industry executive talent to our team to better serve our Clients and Industry Leaders. We would like to officially welcome Jodie J. Cunningham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as our HR/Talent Strategist, Consulting & Search Executive.

Jodie is currently the CEO and talent optimization expert with Optimus Talent Partners, LLC. As part of the KK&W team, she will provide club leaders with guidance, a framework, and resources to design strong leadership and support teams, select top talent and create productive work environments that maximize business results.

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From business guru Joseph Michelli―the leadership lessons you need to navigate your team and company through the greatest business crisis in modern history, for long-lasting success.

Now, in Stronger through Adversity, Michelli provides the invaluable wisdom he gained from 140+ top global business leaders on all aspects of leading through and beyond COVID-19, including crisis management, keeping employees and customers safe, maintaining a culture of engagement, rapidly innovating, and more.

Our Partner Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM provides his perspective on pages 178, 179 and 210!

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE partners with the Professional Tennis Registry to expand their Member Career Services.

Scottsdale, AZ – KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE (KK&W) the nation’s leading hospitality search and consulting firm has partnered with The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). KK&W is the leader in Senior Executive placement and consulting in the club and resort industry and will specialize in educating PTR professionals in many areas of their profession. The partnership will give PTR members, clubs and employers the opportunity to be the most polished and connected in the industry.

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It’s official . . . Welcome Aboard Ted!

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE continues to methodically add the brightest and most accomplished industry executive talent to the team. We would like to officially welcome the esteemed J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE, CMAA Fellow who has joined the team as a Consultant and Search Executive. Ted, having most recently retired as Executive Manager/CEO of Detroit Athletic Club, brings a wealth of industry and community knowledge to the firm.

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Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

Richard Kopplin Inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

Richard Kopplin has been recognized for his career dedicated to the betterment of the private club industry and one of five new inductees to the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame held recently at the Induction Ceremony hosted at Paradise Valley Country Club.

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Career tips to begin a new year

New Jersey Turf Expo attendees filled a room – and then lined up – to receive guidance from Armen Suny.

It’s fair to say that Armen Suny is one of the most influential figures in the turf industry. That statement is borne out by the fact that following his remarks at the recent New Jersey Turf Expo, a line of turf professionals waited to speak with him.

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Len Simard Named 2019 USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch this past Wednesday during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Simard (New Canaan, CT), the general manager at New Canaan Racquet Club in Connecticut, was named 2019 Small Facility Manager of the Year.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Fine Tunes Customized Services

Recognizing the client’s needs for career guidance and consulting, KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Riklan and Annette Whittley have joined the firm….“We’ve witnessed a need for greater training emphasis for mid-management professionals with private clubs through improved food and beverage programs and personal presentations,” said Kuebler. This emphasis on increased training and coaching of course, leads to an enhancement in a candidate’s personal career development…

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Joins as CMAA Business Partner

KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, the leading club industry recruiting and consulting firm, has joined the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) Partnership Network as a Business Partner. KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE has previously been involved as a corporate sponsor and an educational partner.

CMAA’s Partnership Network provides opportunities to companies looking for deeper engagement with CMAA and its members. Through the sharing of knowledge, resources, expertise, and common goals for the future of the industry, these partnerships play a key role in fulfilling CMAA’s mission.

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Featured in Success Magazine

“Our secret for 22 years of success is to make sure we are having fun. We focus on delivering excellent service to our clients, but if we can’t enjoy the search process, we won’t take the assignment…”

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Armen Suny Featured in Golf Course Industry Magazine

“Suny, for many years the industry’s leading outsider, has now become one of its top insiders. He has become The Man for superintendent recruiting at Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace, the club industry’s leading search firm….At every step along the way, he had blazed his own trail…”

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Congratulations Al Kinkle and Jack Sullivan!

The Florida Chapter of the Club Management Association of America is proud to announce Al Kinkle, CCM, CCE, CAM, FMP and John R.“Jack” Sullivan, CCM as co-recipients of the 2018 Jay DiPietro Award.

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Sam Lindsley officially assumed the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Ohio Restaurant Association. Congratulations Sam!

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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Joins the National Club Association as Executive Partner

“Our entire KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team is excited to partner with the National Club Association, which has been a strong advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C.,”  said Dick Kopplin, the founding partner of KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE.

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Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM featured in Golf Inc.’s
10 People who are Shaping the Future of Private Clubs.

We are excited to have Kurt Kuebler featured in Golf Inc!
Kuebler believes outstanding leadership is a key factor in the growing success of private clubs, and he works constantly to pinpoint candidates who have the right skills to make sure those clubs remain prosperous…

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