Responsibilities: As Chief Operations Officer, Tony is responsible for all operations for the company. In addition to these duties, Tony also provides consulting services to owners, developers and boards of directors of golf courses, country clubs, hotels, restaurants, conference centers and other various types of hospitality operations.
Background: Tony has managed and developed a wide variety of hospitality operations, including private clubs, daily fee golf courses, lodging, as well as community amenities such as family-oriented swim and tennis facilities. Tony has more than twenty five years of management experience and has served as General Manager for several upscale private golf clubs. Prior to joining the company in 1990, Tony was an associate with the consulting and accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath in Minneapolis and Charlotte. As a consultant, he assisted numerous real estate developers and owners of clubs, hotels, restaurants and conference centers. Tony specialized in performing market research and analysis, market studies, project feasibility analysis, and evaluations of internal control and management systems.
Education: Tony graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Business Administration. He was elected to the Sigma Pi Eta and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies. He has also published numerous articles on the hospitality and club industry. Professional Involvement: Along with his many professional affiliations, Tony served on the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Charlotte and is a past member of the Citizens Golf Advisory Board for the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Council. He is also a former congregational President of Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Golf Foundation. Tony also serves on the Board and as a volunteer for the non- profit organization McClintock Partners in Education.
Personal: Tony and his wife Ann live in Charlotte, North Carolina.