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TLSC Members Earn Certification

Texas Lone Star Chapter
Club Managers Association of America

Stephen Burkhart, CCM, General Manager, Corpus Christi Country Club
Shaun Poe, CCM, General Manager, Emerald Bay Club
Houston, Texas - Stephen Burkhart, CCM, General Manager of Corpus Christi Country Club and Shaun Poe, CCM, General Manager of Emerald Bay Club (Bullard, TX), have been accredited with the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

Mr. Burkhart and Mr. Poe were approved by the Certification Committee of CMAA after successfully passing the certification examination.  They join more than 1,500 club managers worldwide who have attained this hallmark of professionalism.
Mr. Burkhart and Mr. Poe qualified for the CCM examination as a result of fulfilling specific requirements in club management experiences, education and Association activities.  The CCM examination contains ten specific competency areas, including private club administration, marketing, food and beverage operations and sports management.  The exam is prepared and administered under the direction of the CMAA Certification Committee at various college and university campuses across the country.

Since 1965, the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation has been the cornerstone of CMAA's member recognition program and is widely respected as an indication of a club manager's commitment to professional development and the industry. 
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 
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,700 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 44 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at
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