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.

Congratulations to these esteemed colleagues as well:

  • Albert B. Antonez, CCM, CCE
  • Haissam Baityeh, CCM, CCE
  • Richard H. Bayliss, Jr., CCM, CCE
  • LuAnn G. Giovannelli, CCM, CAM
  • Paula L. Kelly, CCM, CCE

Created in 2019, the CMAA Fellows Program is an honorary recognition program distinguishing CMAA members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of club management professionals. Each of these individuals has made a significant impact toward the betterment of the profession and CMAA throughout their active careers.

The Fellows selection process includes nomination by a club management peer; an in-depth submission describing the individual’s innovation, leadership, and commitment to the profession; interviews with the peer-comprised selection committee; and selection from among a group of highly qualified candidates.

In its third year, the CMAA Fellows community is now comprised of 24 individuals who serve as thought leaders, subject matter experts, and champions of the Association and the club industry at large.

The Class of 2019 Inductees: The Class of 2020 Inductees
  • Joseph F. Basso, MCM, CCE
  • Kevin E. Carroll, CCM, CCE
  • Jay DiPietro, CCM
  • J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE
  • Philip R. Kiester
  • Pasquale J. LaRocca, CCM, CCE
  • Michael G. Leemhuis, CCM, CCE, PGA
  • Donna Otis, CCM, CCE
  • Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE
  • Burton Ward, CCM, CCE
  • Christian W. Coulter, CCM
  • Thomas M. DeLozier, CCM, CCE
  • Anthony D’Errico, CCM, CCE
  • Matthew C. Guzik, CCM, CCE
  • Robert C. Josey, CCM, CCE
  • Luke A. O’Boyle, CCM, CCE
  • John M. Schultz, Sr., CCM, CCE
  • David H. Voorhees, CCM, CCE