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Club Management Magazine Names Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, 2016 Club Executive of the Year

Melissa Low
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Alexandria, VA - October 19, 2016 – Club Management magazine has named Terra S.H. Waldron, CCM, CCE, the 2016 Club Executive of the Year. A member of the Greater Southwest Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), Waldron serves as Chief Operating Officer/Vice President of the Desert Highlands Association, in Scottsdale, AZ. Her professional career has earned her several opportunities to develop highly effective leadership teams. She recently oversaw a $4 million clubhouse renovation project. Desert Highlands has been recognized as a five-star platinum club, a distinguished Emerald club and one of America’s healthiest clubs. Additionally, Desert Highlands is an HOA community encompassing 600 luxury homes of which Waldron serves as Property Manager.

As described by Theresa Klingensmith, Director of Human Resources at the Desert Highlands Association, “Waldron leads by example; she instills the values of Desert Highlands in her interactions with staff and members.” Waldron has been recognized in Forbes Magazine as one of the female leaders in the Southwest, and other publications as one of the most influential women in the private club industry. She mentors many men and women in the industry and believes in education advancements for her staff. She demonstrates authenticity, enthusiasm, passion and breadth of knowledge for the club industry. Her influence on the members and treating her staff professionally has made her reputation as an outstanding manager in all facets of her career. Waldron’s belief is that walking around the property and being available to members has truly earned her this award.

The award is sponsored by Global Golf Advisors, Inc., a CMAA Silver Alliance Partner. Henry DeLozier, a principal, shared, “Waldron is a most deserving recipient of the award and the second woman to be so honored. Global Golf Advisors believes in club managers and Terra is an excellent role model for all of us.”
Each year, Club Management recognizes the best in club leadership with the Club Executive of the Year Award. This prestigious honor is presented to the club executive who most embodies the values, vision and professionalism of CMAA. Originally known as the Club Manager of the Year, this distinction was created in 1985 by Club Management magazine to honor an individual who by his or her achievements best represents the qualities found in all hard-working, dedicated club management professionals. In 2008, the award was re-titled to mirror the evolution of the role of a club management profession. Waldron is the 31st club executive to be honored through this award. The complete list is available at

The full cover story on Terra Waldron, 2016 Club Executive of the Year can be seen in the Winter 2017 issue of Club Management magazine.

About CMAA

The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 6,500 members across all classifications. Manager members operate more than 2,500 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. Learn more at

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