Michael Leemhuis Joins GGA Partners to Support Growth of Executive Search Practice

Leemhuis will serve dual role as Chairman and CEO of ClubWorks and Partner at GGA Partners to support the growth of the Executive Search Practice.

West Palm Beach, FL (January 29, 2024)  – GGA Partners, a ClubWorks company, announced today that Michael Leemhuis, M.A. Ed, CCM, CCE, Master PGA, CMAA Fellow, has expanded his role within the ClubWorks network and joined GGA Partners support the growth of the Executive Search Practice.

As a Partner at GGA Partners, Leemhuis will be focused on growing the firm’s executive search and people services practice. In his role, Michael will leverage the firms leading recruiting practices, along with his vast network of contacts to find and place top-level talent.

“Michael’s experience in the golf and private club industry will be a tremendous asset to GGA,” commented Managing Director and Partner Michael Gregory.  “His experience managing elite private clubs, coupled with his experience recruiting candidates for top clubs over the past five years, will help GGA continue to deliver the highest quality executive search services to clients.”

Leemhuis will continue in his role at ClubWorks as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer as the organization continues adding to its growing platform of leading service providers to the private club, resort, and hospitality industries.

As a private club operator, Michael served as COO of the Ocean Reef Club, where he managed more than $50 million in new capital investment and a $110 million club operation which included a hotel, airport, marina and 17 food and beverage outlets. He moved to Ocean Reef after a 16-year stint as CEO of Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for its $35 million–a–year operation.

Michael is a certified PGA of America Professional, PGA of South Africa Master Professional, a Certified Club Manager and Certified Club Executive through CMAA and has a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and Management from East Carolina University.

In recognition for his achievements throughout his career, Michael has been named the CMAA Club Manager of the Year, received the Leadership Award from Boardroom Magazine and been recognized as a CMAA Fellow as a member of the inaugural class.

 

About GGA Partners
GGA Partners™, established in 1992 as the KPMG Golf Industry Practice, is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor to the world’s most successful private clubs, resorts, and residential communities. The firm is dedicated to helping owners, asset managers, club and community leaders, investors and real estate developers tackle challenges, achieve objectives, and maximize asset performance.

GGA Partners has offices in Toronto, Phoenix, West Palm Beach, and Dublin, Ireland.

 

About ClubWorks
Formed in January 2022, ClubWorks is a growing professional services platform of the best-in-class firms creating a “Network of Excellence” with various service offerings dedicated to the private club and high-end hospitality industry.

Through its subsidiaries, Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, JBD JGA Design and Architecture, Visionary Spectacle Studios, GGA Partners, Private Club Films, and ClubWorks Engineering, ClubWorks is focused on providing top-quality deliverables and a best-in-class experience to its growing base of global clients, which includes private clubs, restaurants, high-end hospitality, and select high-end residential clients.

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