Meet Our Leadership Team
ClubWorks is led by highly experienced industry experts. They have a formidable reputation for helping clients achieve business objectives in golf, private club, resort, leisure, hospitality, and related businesses.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Leemhuis is an experienced professional and a decorated club operator. He joined ClubWorks as the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer in July 2022. During his career, Michael has successfully managed some of the largest and most recognized private clubs in America.
Before joining ClubWorks, Michael spent four years as the President of Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL, one of the largest clubs in the world. While there, he successfully elevated the member experience. He managed more than $25 million in new capital investment and a $110 million club operation which included a hotel, airport, marina and 17 food and beverage outlets.
Michael was recruited to Ocean Reef Club from Congressional Country Club, where he successfully managed a $35–million–a–year operation for 16 years as the CEO.
Michael’s leadership guided both Congressional Country Club and Ocean Reef Club to the #1 and #2 spots, respectively, in the Platinum Clubs of America ranking and into the top 100 of Platinum Clubs in the world.
CERTIFICATIONS & RECOGNITIONS
Michael is a certified PGA of America Professional and PGA of South Africa Master Professional. He is also a Certified Club Manager and Certified Club Executive through the Club Management Association of America where he also served as the association’s president.
In 2011, Michael was recognized as the CMAA Club Manager of the Year and in 2013 he was presented the Boardroom Magazine Leadership Award. In 2019, Michael was recognized by CMAA as one of the 10 CMAA “Fellows” in their inaugural class. Those selected as a “CMAA Fellow” are recognized as highly engaged individuals for their contributions to the profession and are called to continued service as mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, and champions within the club community.
As an avid athlete, Michael has completed the grueling Hawaii Ironman Triathlon twice. Not to mention, numerous other ultra-triathlons, two ultra-marathons, and 40 marathons. In his free time, Michael also enjoys fishing, photography, traveling, reading, and a good glass of wine. He shares his passions with his wife Dale and their two sons.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Henry Wallmeyer has nearly 30 years of experience, focusing on organizational and business development, marketing, membership, and revenue generation. His experience includes serving in executive management positions with several large trade and professional associations, including the Club Management Association of America and National Association of Manufacturers. Henry joined ClubWorks as the President & Chief Operating Officer in July 2022.
Before joining ClubWorks, Henry served as president and CEO of the National Club Association, the lead advocate for private clubs and their leaders on legislative and regulatory issues and the primary resource on club governance and trends. Henry led the organization in advocacy and growth initiatives on Capitol Hill and within the private club community.
CERTIFICATIONS & RECOGNITIONS
Henry has a Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing from Villanova University.
Henry played a key role in navigating the golf industry through the COVID-19 crisis, as a government relations advocate and operations leader for COVID-19 protocols. That’s why he was named the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Golf Leader by the NGCOA Mid-Atlantic.
Henry and his wife, Jonelle, live in North Palm Beach, FL, with their daughter Mary Frances and son Nicklaus.
Erica Peterman has more than 18 years of experience working with hospitality private equity companies, publicly held hospitality companies and resort hotel managers. She leads the ClubWorks’ accounting department and is responsible for the financial reporting and accounting of the company, including current and future subsidiaries. Erica joined ClubWorks as the Corporate Controller in March 2023.
Before joining ClubWorks, Erica worked for InnFACT Advisors, BRE Hotels & Resorts, Kerzner International, The Siegfried Group and started her career with Ernst & Young. She has a wide range of accounting and finance experience working in various senior leadership positions within finance. She has worked on large-scale luxury hotel acquisitions and dispositions as well as experience in financial and operational management reporting, corporate accounting, and various complex financial transactions.
CERTIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Erica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.
Erica loves to travel with her family, run outside, and go to the beach. She lives in Boca Raton, FL, with her husband David, their son Dylan, daughter Sloan and Cavapoo Cubby.