Ali Mahra has served as Assistant General Manager of Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA since 2010 and prior served as the Assistant General Manager of The University Club of Boston for five years and was Executive Controller at the Quechee Cub in Vermont, and Assistant General Manager at the Mountain Club on Loon in Lincoln NH. He has over 22 year of executive experience with Marriott and Hilton Hotels.
Mr. Mahra joined CMAA in 2004 and a member of the CMAA International Wine Society as well as a Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and a Certified Business Manager (CBM), and an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality, Newbury College Brookline, MA. Mr. Mahra served as NECMA Director and was elected to Treasurer in 2009 and re-elected in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Mahra serves on the Board of Directors of Hospitality Financials and Technology Professionals (HFTP), New England, Boston Chapter.
As Treasurer, Mr. Mahra will continue with NECMA members to develop and promote high standards of professionalism in private club management, and further uphold the NECMA mission statement: 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.
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, please visit the NECMA web site at www.necma.org.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With more than 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA 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; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. For more information, please visitwww.cmaa.org.