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NCA and the NCA Foundation Announce New Directors and Officers

(Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015) – The National Club Association recently held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where it elected new board members and officers.

The new lineup of officers includes Philip R. Kiester, General Manager of The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, as the new NCA Chairman, with Ted M. Benn, a Partner at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, serving as the new Vice Chairman. Kevin P. Vitale, General Manager/COO of Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., was elected as the new Secretary and Kevin R. Reilly, a Partner at PBMares LLP of Fairfax, Va., will assume the position as the new Treasurer. The immediate Past Chairman is Kirk O. Reese of Los Angeles.

Ted Benn was also re-elected to a new three-year term. Three new directors were elected to the NCA board for three-year terms: Michael Bruni, a Partner at Hub International Midwest Limited in Chicago, Ill.; Thomas A. Lenz, a Partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in Cerritos, Calif.; and Michelle F. Tanzer, a Shareholder at GrayRobinson in Boca Raton, Fla.

The NCA Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Club Association, also held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., and re-elected Jeffrey McFadden, COO/General Manager of The Union League of Philadelphia, as the Chairman and David Voorhees, General Manager/COO of Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif., as the Vice Chairman. Tammy Tassitano, a Partner at McGladrey LLP in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the NCA Foundation.

NCA Foundation directors re-elected to three-year terms, included:

  • Robert J. Crifasi, General Manager/COO of New Orleans Country Club
  • Christine R. Pooler, General Manager of Merion Golf Club
  • Kevin Vitale, General Manager/COO of Baltusrol Golf Club


About NCA

For more than 50 years, the National Club Association (NCA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, has served as the primary advocate for private clubs, representing their interests on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in the statehouses and in the courthouses. In addition, NCA serves as an invaluable resource for professional and volunteer club leaders, providing resources on industry trends, legislative and regulatory issues, governance best practices, operational issues, and ways to strengthen club leadership through its publications and educational programs. For more information on NCA, visit

About the NCA Foundation

The NCA Foundation is the National Club Association’s charitable arm and funds critical trends studies and underwrites educational programs and research. Established in 1993, the NCA Foundation seeks to prepare clubs and the club industry for the future by assessing significant developments in the world around them and providing effective solutions to help clubs and their leaders respond. For more information, visit