Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, CCE, ECM, Partner
Tom, before joining the firm in 2014, becoming a partner in 2016 and named managing partner in 2019 – KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE – served in club management at some of the country’s most recognized private clubs. Tom’s club management career spans over 25 years in the private golf, country, and community club industry.
Most recently Tom served as General Manager/Chief Executive Officer for The Club at Mediterra in Naples, FL. He also applied his leadership skills for a decade as the General Manager/Chief Administrative Officer at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, PA, where the club, under his guidance, hosted three major championships in a seven-year period, including the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2003 U.S. Amateur. The USGA regarded the 2007 U.S. Open Championship as the “Gold Standard Open” for the modern era. Prior to that, Tom spent fourteen years at The Country Club in Pepper Pike, OH.
In 2007, Tom received the Excellence in Club Management Award as the top performing manager, presented annually by McMahon Group, Club + Resort Business, National Club Association, and voted on by a panel of industry experts.
He has also been active in the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) including numerous committee roles locally and nationally and served as the Pittsburgh Chapter President in 2010.
Tom speaks often at local and national CMAA educational events and has also presented internationally at the European Club Leadership Summit and the Club Manager Association of Europe (CMAE) National Conference. Tom is a faculty member of CMAA’s Business Management Institute I (BMI I) at Georgia State University and the recipient of the 2020 Gary Player Educator of the Year Award.
Tom is currently the chair of National Club Association’s Membership Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Additionally, Tom is a national board member for Tee It Up For The Troops.
Tom is known for his experience in transformational leadership, and he is recognized as the architect of some of the most loyal and high-performing teams of associates during his management days. His educational contributions to the industry have provided countless clubs, managers, and directors with clarification of goals, objectives, and “club culture” attributes necessary for establishing outstanding platforms and metrics to success.