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Texas Lone Star Chapter Member Earns Certification

Texas Lone Star Chapter
Club Managers Association of America
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Houston, Texas - Kyle Ruch, Assistant General Manager of Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, TX and member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter (TLSC) of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has been accredited with the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation by the Club Managers Association of America.

Kyle was approved by the Certification Committee of CMAA after successfully passing the certification examination.  He joins more than 1,500 club managers worldwide who have attained this hallmark of professionalism.
Mr. Ruch 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 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 ( 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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