Dan Denehy, CCM, CHA – President

Dan grew up in the hospitality business and applies a balanced, humanistic management style coupled with an analytic approach to a club or resort’s needs, assessments and resulting solutions. His background includes senior management experience with the Walt Disney Company, the five-star, five-diamond Boca Raton Resort and Club and several private member clubs. Before his consulting career, Dan served for 12 years as Chief Operating Officer of Greenwich Country Club. Since then, Dan has conducted more than 1,500 search and consulting projects in the private club and resort business.

Over the last 20 years, Dan’s consulting work has been performed in the following areas: Executive Search, Operational Reviews, New Club Startups, Board Governance, Membership Marketing, Performance Management and Executive Coaching.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree in Hotel Administration and Finance from Bryant University and an MBA from Cornell University. He earned his CCM designation in 1988 at which time he was the youngest Certified Club Manager in the country. He is also a Certified Hotel Administrator. Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Club Association; the lobby group for the rights of private clubs and their members in America. He is a member of several private clubs and involved in their governance. Dan is also a frequent contributor to several industry publications and speaks on relevant issues to various constituencies.

Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Club Association Foundation, the National Club Association’s charitable arm, which funds critical trends studies and underwrites educational programs and research to ensure a successful future for the private club industry. In February of 2012, DENEHY Club Thinking Partners became a Strategic Alliance Partner of the National Club Association (NCA) and the NCA Foundation.