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CHARLOTTE, NC - Jill R. Philmon, CCM (Certified Club Manager), CCE (Certified Club Executive), General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, NC, was elected President of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Board of Directors at its 89th World Conference and Club Business Expo, held in San Diego, CA in February.

Philmon has been serving as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Ballantyne Country Club since 2010. During her tenure, the club was awarded the distinguished Gold Club of the World award, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs of the World award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs. Previously, she managed Columbia Country Club in Blythewood, SC; Catawba Country Club in Newton, NC; and Grandover Resort and Golf Club in Greensboro, NC.

She joined CMAA in 1993 and has served on many national committees, including as the Premier Club Services Co-Chairman, the Career Services Committee, the Chapter/Member Services Committee and The Club Foundation Strategic Planning Committee, among others as well as a number of At-Conference Committees. Philmon first joined the Board of Directors in 2009.

In 2008, Philmon was the recipient of the prestigious Carolinas Chapter Club Manager of the Year. She is in the mentoring program with the University of South Carolina and has served on the School of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board at Western Carolina University.

Philmon has also served her local community, working as a Member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; Charter Member Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce; Blythewood Business Coalition; 2008 Scholarship Committee, Carolinas Club Foundation Founder’s Club; American Heart Association Logistics Chairman for Annual Heart Ball; Executive Women International; and received an Award of Excellence from the Charlotte City Club.

The CMAA Board of Directors is comprised of 13 club management professionals who are passionate about the long-term vision of CMAA, and work respectfully with staff, committees, members, partners and the greater industry to advance the profession of club management.

About CMAA 
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,500 members throughout the US and internationally. Involved managers operate more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town and yacht clubs. The objectives of the association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 45 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

About Ballantyne Country Club
Located in south Charlotte, Ballantyne Country Club offers the finest in private club amenities, including an 18-hole Rees Jones designed golf course, nine tennis courts, resort-style aquatics complex, newly constructed outdoor dining venue and recently renovated clubhouse.