Mr. Bienapfyl was approved by the Certification Committee of CMAA after successfully achieving the CCE qualification. He joins only a few dozen club managers worldwide who have attained this hallmark of professionalism.
The Certified Chief Executive designation was developed to recognize those managers who have shown the ability to successfully serve as the most senior manager in a club. The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation is still the “hallmark of professionalism”
Mr. Bienapfyl qualified for the CCE designation by being an Active status member of CMAA having achieved the CCM designation, obtaining Honor Society status, successfully completed Business Management Institute (BMI) IV and V, and having served as the top executive in a club (i.e., General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer) for a minimum of five years.
Mr. Beinapfl has been in the golf business for almost 35 years and became a member of CMAA in 1982. He achieved CCM status in 2000 and was inducted into Honor Society in 2011. Larry is originally from Minnesota and has held country club positions in Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He moved to Massachusetts in 2003 to take the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer position at Belmont Country Club in Belmont, Mass. and is now excited to be entering his ninth season.
The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 240 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members. For more information about NECMA, visit our web site at www.necma.org.
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. CMAA hosts the World Conference on Club Management and Exposition annually; maintains a highly trafficked Web site — www.cmaa.org —containing club industry resources as well as a section for CMAA members only; researches, writes and develops textbooks, manuals and white papers on club management issues; and is involved in numerous industry-wide initiatives that advance the profession of club management and enrich the lives of its members.
# # #
To provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members.