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TLSC Names Dennis Petrash, CCM 2015 Manager of the Year
Texas Lone Star Chapter
Club Managers Association of America
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DENNIS PETRASH, CCM, GENERAL MANAGER/COO OF WESTWOOD COUNTRY CLUB,
NAMED 2015 TLSC MANGER OF THE YEAR
Houston, Texas -   Dennis Petrash, CCM, General Manager/COO of Westwood Country Club in Austin, Texas, was named Manager of the Year by his peers of the Texas Lone Star Chapter (TLSC) of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).  This prestigious award is given annually to a club manager who exemplifies professionalism in club management and embodies the characteristics, ethics and standards toward which all practitioners of club management should strive.   “Dennis personifies the spirit of this prestigious award.  His passion for people is unparalleled and all who know him have benefited from his generosity and infectious personality.  Dennis’ substantial contributions to our association over the last decade have advanced the organization and the club management profession.  His nearly 20 years at Westwood Country Club serves as a testament to his talents as a professional,” says Curt Kelley, CCM, Past President of the Texas Lone Star Chapter.
Originally from Houston, TX, Mr. Petrash graduated from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1986, where he served as a student member of CMAA.  His career in club management began at Houston’s prestigious River Oaks Country Club, where he worked his way up to become Assistant General Manager.  In 1996, Petrash accepted the position of General Manager/COO of Westwood Country Club in Austin, Texas, where he remains today.

Petrash has been a Professional member of the Club Managers Association since 1988 and earned the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM) in 1998.  In 2009, Petrash was inducted into CMAA’s prestigious Honor Society, symbolizing a lifelong commitment to excellence in the field of private club management.  Mr. Petrash is a past president of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of CMAA and is the fifth recipient of the Chapter’s Manager of the Year Award.     


2015 TLSC Manager of the Year
Dennis, Petrash, CCM
GM/COO
Westwood Country Club
The Texas Lone Star Chapter will honor Dennis Petrash during the Spring State Meeting at Green Tree Country Club in Midland, Texas on April 19, 2015.     
The Texas Lone Star Chapter was established in 1948 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers.  The TLSC has more than 275 members who manage over 150 private clubs throughout the state of Texas.  The purpose of the TLSC is to provide education and professional development 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 on the TLSC, visit www.texascmaa.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 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 club operations. CMAA hosts the World Conference on Club Management and Exposition annually; maintains a highly trafficked website (www.cmaa.org) containing club industry resources; 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. 
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