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KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE Renews Executive Partnership with National Club Association for Seventh Straight Year

Alexandria, Va., March 29, 2024 – KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE (KK&W) renewed its Executive Partner status with the National Club Association for the seventh consecutive year.  The company also renewed its sponsorship of the Excellence in Club Management® Awards Gala for the third year.  KK&W is a leader in private club executive search, governance, education, training, consulting, and planning.

“NCA is delighted to have industry leader KK&W as an executive partner,” said NCA President & CEO, Joe Trauger. “Their partnership and sponsorship of the ECM Gala are fitting demonstrations of their commitment to excellence in the private club community. We’re looking forward to another fantastic year as partners.”

KK&W Partner Tom Wallace shares, “Dick Kopplin, Kurt Kuebler and I look forward to our ongoing commitment to NCA and supporting the association’s initiatives centered around advocacy, insight, and governance best practices for private clubs. Together, we can pave pathways for sustaining and shaping a thriving industry landscape.”

KOPPLIN KUEBER & WALLACE’s Executive Partnership benefits NCA members through education initiatives and investments across NCA’s platforms and services. Firm executives are regular contributors to Club Director and Club Trends magazines in addition to NCA’s annual webcast series and multiple committees. Recent contributions include:

In 2022, KK&W was the inaugural sponsor of the Excellence in Club Management® Awards Gala, recognizing the extraordinary industry contributions of private club general managers, managers, and chief operating officers who have exhibited outstanding skills in managing their clubs. 

“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Excellence in Club Management® (ECM) Awards Dinner in 2024,” agree the KK&W partners. “As advocates for growth and leadership, we recognize the transformative power this recognition can have on elevating standards and fostering a culture of excellence within private clubs.”

Past ECM winners within the KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team include:

  • The Mead Grady Award – Michael G. Smith, CCM, CCE, ECM 
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award – J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE, ECM, CMAA Fellow 
  • Country/Golf Club with Under 600 Full-Privilege Members – Thomas B. Wallace, CCM, CCE, ECM 
  • Specialty Club – John “Jack” Sullivan, Jr., CCM, ECM
  • City/Athletic Club or City/Dining Club – J.G. Ted Gillary, CCM, CCE, ECM, CMAA Fellow

About NCA

The National Club Association (NCA) has been the advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., for more than 60 years. As the voice of private clubs on Capitol Hill, the NCA ensures that club concerns are forefront when legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry are being decided. In addition, NCA provides club leaders with an outstanding array of resources on club industry trends, governance best practices, legal and operational matters, and ways to strengthen club leadership.


People Focused & Quality Driven. When you work with KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, you can expect an experience that will be centered around the well-being of their clients, the candidates they place, and the industry as a whole. Their process has been fine-tuned for 27 years and involves merging more than 500 years of combined expertise with a comprehensive understanding of stakeholders’ needs. They are an award-winning executive search and consulting firm and a trusted partner dedicated to the success of the organizations they work with. Executive search expertise includes GM/COO, CEO, Assistant General Manager/Clubhouse Manager, Director of Food and Beverage, Executive Chef, Director of Golf/Head Golf Professional, Golf Course Superintendent/Director of Agronomy, Director of Tennis/Director of Racquets, Fitness & Wellness Director, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance, Controller, Human Resources Director, Membership and Marketing Director Searches, and Consulting Services for Private, Resort and Developer Owned Properties, Clubs and Communities as well as Senior Living Communities and Property Owners Associations. For more information, visit  

For more information, contact Kim Fernandez, CAE.