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  • New Global Directors Join the 2018-2019 HFTP Board

    The HFTP 2018-2019 Global Board of Directors was installed during the association's 2018 Annual Convention and introduces new directors Toni Bau, Carson Booth, CHTP and Mark Fancourt. These extensive director profiles give insight into the distinguished professions and personal goals of HFTP's newest association leaders.

  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Job Description Template: Club Accounting Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club accounting positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

3 Ways to Use Google Reviews for PR & Membership

Private Club Radio·21 March 2019
Gabe discusses why Google reviews are so important to your club’s online reputation. You’ll learn why it’s so powerful and his top 3 strategies on how to use the platform. He’ll teach you how to answer negative reviews and why it’s so important to never ignore them. You’ll also learn how you can take your competition’s negative reviews and spin them in your favor. Visit to work with Gabe and his team.

Dr Matthew Samel, J&W University

Private Club Radio·13 August 2018
After spending time at 15 different private clubs during a faculty internship, Dr. Matthew Samel of Johnson & Wales joins us to discuss the lessons he learned. There are 6 key takeaways that Dr. Samel shares with us on the topics of Governance, Technology, Member Services, Food & Beverage, Employment & Multigenerational Activities.

Brian Schulman, LinkedIn Video Expert

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
In this trend-spotting episode, you’ll learn why LinkedIn Video should be on your radar as a membership development tool. Brian Schulman is the founding member and board advisor for Genuine Hero. He’s a LinkedIn expert and shares with us the secrets behind LinkedIn Video.

Dianne Allen, Founder Visions Applied

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
Dianne Allen is the founder of Visions Applied. She helps gifted and talented leaders to better learn to focus their attention and energy in a world that is increasingly full of distractions. She shares her best tips and advice with us on this episode.

Ana Aluisy, Stress & Relationship Expert

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
If you recognize the last name, it’s because Ana Aluisy is our show host’s wife. She’s a relationship expert and a mental health counselor. Ana shares a number of ways that club managers and staff can recognize stress and deal with it.

Chris Krimitsos, Founder of TBBO

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
Chris Krimitsos is a membership expert. He’s built both local and international organizations outside of the private club industry. In this interview, we’ll pick his brain to find out the most important lessons he’s learned in the area of membership development and membership nurturing. We’ll also learn what mistakes Chris made and how you can avoid those pitfalls.

Mike Orloff, Golf Industry Central

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
Mike Orloff of Golf Industry joins us to discuss the state of the golf and country club industry down under. Learn what Australia and New Zealand are doing differently and what opportunities and challenges face clubs in the region. You’ll also learn about Mike’s migration from the United States to Australia.

Melissa Hansen, President MDASF

Private Club Radio· 2 July 2018
In this episode we chat with Melissa Hansen, president of the Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida and Director of Membership & Marketing at the Club at Olde Cypress. This interview, recorded on location in Melissa’s office touches on the state of the private club industry in Naples, the success of the recent MDASF conference and some membership tips your club can use to impress your guests.

Adam Heieck, Youth on Course

Private Club Radio·22 May 2018
On this episode we’re joined by Adam Heieck of Youth on Course. You’ll learn about the organization and how they are helping to grow the game by providing affordable tee times for the nation’s youth. He’ll give us an overview of their history and a look into the future of Youth on Course. We’ll also discuss ways that you and your club can get involved to support the organization.

Ani Mehta, Vice President TopGolf

Private Club Radio·14 May 2018
Ani Mehta, Vice President of Corporate Development for TopGolf joins us to discuss TopTracer technology and why it could be game changer for your club's range. You'll learn what TopTracer is and how the technology turns a boring day of banging balls into a social and family-friendly affair. Topgolf is taking its technology to facility The post Ani Mehta, Vice President TopGolf appeared first on Private Club Radio.

David Cavossa, CEO of CaddieNow

Private Club Radio· 7 May 2018
CaddieNow has been described as the “Uber for Caddies”. In this episode we’ll chat with David Cavossa, Founder and CEO of CaddieNow, to find out more about his technology that assists clubs in pairing up caddies with golfers.

Steve Mona, CEO World Golf Foundation

Private Club Radio·30 April 2018
Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation joins us to discuss initiatives including WE ARE GOLF and the National Golf Day. Learn why a couple of hundred of the most influential folks in golf descend on Capitol Hill each year to chat with congressmen and senators about the game and its economic impact.

Terry Clark, Club Advisors

Private Club Radio·23 April 2018
Terry Clark of Club Advisors joins us to discuss the role his company plays as interim management at Private Clubs around the country. Terry also shares his advice for managers who are stepping into a new role. Club Advisors provides a toolkit of best practices and processes that will stimulate your managers to achieve outstanding results. These tools are yours and will provide continuous value.

Mike Hendrix, Vice President GolfNOW

Private Club Radio· 9 April 2018
There’s a good chance that your club is leaving money on the table and our guest today, Mike Hendrix, is here to help. Mike is the Vice President of Business Services for GolfNow. Their new program, RIDE, is designed to save clubs like yours money through a group purchasing plan. Food, chemicals, supplies and even office furniture can have significant savings when purchased through RIDE.

Ara Anton, Country Club Comic

Private Club Radio· 2 April 2018
Today's guest is Ara Anton, a comic who tours Country Clubs doing his comedy at golf tournaments and fundraising events. He's here to share a little about his act and what he's learned. Ara has appeared in a major commercials for Callaway Golf and Workday which is currently airing with Matt Kuchar, Davis Love and The post Ara Anton, Country Club Comic appeared first on Private Club Radio.

Michael Ponzio, Executive Chef Medinah CC

Private Club Radio·26 March 2018
On this episode we chat with Michael Ponzio, the executive chef at Medinah Country Club just outside of Chicago. Medinah is a historic and famous golf course, having hosted numerous major championships. Recently however, they’ve become equally famous for their culinary creativity. From tapping maple trees to building a chicken coup on site, Medinah has been leading the way in private club culinary creativity. We’ll get a first hand take from Michael about what went into some of these programs and learn more about his background in this entertaining and educational episode.

Denny Corby, The Club Entertainer

Private Club Radio·12 March 2018
Great events don’t happen by accident. In this episode we’ll chat with Denny Corby, to find out what ingredients make up the perfect event mix. You’ll find out some ways to increase member engagement and attendance as well as how to make sure everyone is talking about your event when they leave.

Brian Friederichs, Capstone Hospitality

Private Club Radio· 5 March 2018
On this episode we chat with Brian Friederichs of Capstone Hospitality. Capstone is an industry-leading sales & staffing firm specializing in membership sales for private clubs. You’ll find out what Brian saw at clubs while playing on tour as a professional golfer. We’ll discuss why Clubs struggle to get new members, and Brian’s unique solution. In addition, Brian will share one thing clubs can do immediately to increase membership sales. Learn more at

Michael Wells, Carnoustie Golf Links

Private Club Radio·26 February 2018
Michael Wells, Chief Executive of Carnoustie Golf Links joins us on this episode. Carnoustie will host the Open Championship in 2018 and you’ll find out what preparations for a major championship are like. Michael just happens to be one of the world’s leading experts on tournament prep as he previously worked as the R&A’s Director of Championship Staging.

Joe Abely & Dave Duval, Club Board Pros

Private Club Radio·16 February 2018
In this episode we’ll discuss the survey results from the 2017 Board Best Practices Survey. We’re joined by the team of Joseph Abely and David Duval from Club Board Professionals. Together with Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly, CPA’s, they surveyed over 100 private clubs from around the country.

Brad Rudover, Country Club X

Private Club Radio·29 January 2018
On this episode we are joined by Brad Rudover, founder of Country Club X. It’s a first of its kind country club – completely digital. Members around the country and even around the world can connect with each other for reciprocal privileges at their respective clubs.

Jim Butler, CEO Club Benchmarking

Private Club Radio·29 January 2018
On this episode we’re joined by the new CEO of Club Benchmarking, Jim Butler. He’ll tell us about the exciting new developments happening at Club Benchmarking and some of the new insights their data is gleaning. We’ll also dive into a little of Jim’s history, and learn why his background is a perfect fit to help clubs across the country use data to make better decisions.

Leighton Walker and Stuart Finlay

Private Club Radio· 3 January 2018
Gabe travels to the home of golf, St. Andrews, to chat with Leighton Walker, GM of Burford Gold Club and Stuart Finlay of Wales Golf. Learn how a younger group of club leadership is driving huge change throughout the UK.

Gabriel Aluisy, Private Club Agency & Shake Creative

Private Club Radio· 4 December 2017
We take a look back at 100 episodes. Rick Coffey hosts as the tables get turned on Gabe and he becomes the interviewee. Notable call ins from Henry Wallmeyer, Michael Crandal, Norm Spitzig and other past guests and friends.

Henry DeLozier, Global Golf Advisors

Private Club Radio·13 November 2017
This week we chat with Henry DeLozier, partner at Global Golf Advisors and voted one of the 10 Most-Recommended Consultants in the Golf Industry by Golf Inc. Henry shares his thoughts on trends within the private club industry and shares his best tips for club sustainability in the modern world. Henry's background is in real The post Henry DeLozier, Global Golf Advisors appeared first on Private Club Radio.

Lisa Brantly, Instagram Influencer

Private Club Radio·30 October 2017
You may have seen her on Instagram, but you probably don’t know her backstory. We learn all about Lisa Marie Brantly in this episode of Private Club Radio. Find out what influencer marketing is and how your club can work with influencers to promote your property, special events and membership.


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