Washington, DC (March 8, 2022)—Innovative business ideas and best practices, inspiring thoughts from world-class leaders, a celebration of outstanding professionals, and gathering with colleagues and friends in a beautiful, historic city by the water are all in store when the National Club Association (NCA) and the 2022 National Club Conference arrive at Charleston Place in the heart of downtown Charleston, S.C., May 15-17. The 18th National Club Conference will gather top leaders from the country’s most respected private clubs to learn about important issues facing their organizations today and share solutions and ideas with colleagues from across the United States.
“The 2022 National Club Conference will once again be the definitive national forum for private club leadership, showcasing prominent thought leaders and solution providers at best-in-class facilities with extraordinary recreational and networking events,” said NCA President & CEO Henry Wallmeyer. “And Charleston—Travel & Leisure’s No. 1 city to visit—provides the perfect setting for club professionals to learn, collaborate, network and enjoy.”
Along with top-tier keynotes and sessions, this year’s National Club Conference will also feature the Excellence in Club Management® Awards and dinner for the first time, recognizing private club managers and chief operating managers who have exhibited outstanding skills. Sponsored by NCA and the McMahon Group, this is the industry’s premier awards program and a not-to-miss event.
“We’re excited to partner with NCA to present the Excellence in Club Management® Awards,” said Bill McMahon, Sr., AIA, OAA, chairman of the McMahon Group. “These are our industry’s most prestigious honors, and we are thrilled to welcome NCA as our new partner in sponsoring and hosting them. We look forward to working together to recognize the best of the best in our industry for many years to come.”
This year’s speakers include titans of business, authors, and subject experts that include the leaders of some of America’s most iconic companies to professionals smashing glass ceilings and conventional beliefs:
- Turning around Harley-Davidson, by Keith Wandell, president/CEO (retired) of Harley Davidson
- High-impact mentoring, by Bert Thornton, president and COO (retired) of Waffle House
- Creating joy and passion in the workplace, by Mike Veeck owner of minor league baseball’s Charleston RiverDogs and founder/author of Fun is Good
- World-class hospitality, by Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Other topics include breaking the glass ceiling by Kristin Graziano, sheriff of Charleston County, S.C.; governance; mental health and well-being; and overcoming unthinkable adversity by Chris Singleton, whose mother was killed in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston. Additionally, attendees will hear from a panel of this year’s Excellence in Club Management® Awards winners about the ways they developed outstanding business practices and their secrets to success in and out of private clubs.The National Club Conference will again offer unique experiences that include a Charleston harbor sail aboard the Schooner Pride; an exclusive wine and cheese pairing workshop; the exclusive VIP Reception and Dinner; the Vendor Showcase, where attendees can learn about the products and services available to make the best decisions for their clubs or businesses; and a night at the ballpark for a game between the Charleston RiverDogs and the August GreenJackets.
For more information about the National Club Conference, please visit nationalclubconference.org. Special rates are available for multiple attendees from the same club.
The National Club Association (NCA) has been the advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., for 60 years. As the voice of private clubs on Capitol Hill, NCA ensures that club concerns are forefront when legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry are being decided. In addition, NCA provides club leaders an outstanding array of resources on club industry trends, governance best practices, legal and operational matters and ways to strengthen club leadership. nationalclub.org.