A nationally recognized leader in environmentally sound golf and country club management, Crean has headed private clubs in New York and Florida for more than 20 years. He qualified for Honor Society membership by earning numerous credits in club management experience, education and association activity. Achieving the Certified Chief Executive designation required completing the CMAA’s advanced Business Management Institute program, plus Honor Society membership and serving as a top club executive for more than five years.
The honors reflect Crean’s commitment to excellence, including innovative “green” practices at Broken Sound Club, which employs more than 350 people. Under his leadership, the Club has achieved five-star Platinum Club of America status from the CMAA, a distinction shared by fewer than 4 percent of the country’s 6,000 private clubs. Located in the heart of Boca Raton, Broken Sound Club is the first in Florida and second in the nation to be GEO Certified™ -- the sustainability assurance of the international non-profit Golf Environment Organization (GEO). The Old Course at Broken Sound Club is host to the prestigious annual PGA Champions Tour Allianz Championship.
Through its certification program, the CMAA encourages the education and advancement of members and assists club officers and members in securing the most efficient and successful club operations available. The professional association for managers of leading private country, city, yacht, athletic, military and fraternal clubs in the U.S. and abroad, the CMAA was founded in 1927 and provides executive career services, a lifetime professional development program and two national trade magazines, Club Management and The Board Room, to its more than 7,000 members.