Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE – Vice President

Bob James has spent a lifetime dedicated to the Club industry and the betterment of club management professionals. Throughout his 40 plus year career in the private club industry, he has served at four Platinum Clubs of America of which three also held Distinguished Clubs of the World certifications. These clubs include The Philadelphia Country Club, The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn, and Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. In 1991, Bob became the Executive Director of Westchester Country Club where he served as Executive Director through 2017. In 2018 Bob joined Denehy Club Thinking Partners as Vice President specializing in Club Governance and Operations. He is also an adjunct professor at Cornell University having taught the Club Management course for over 30 years.

Bob has been a member of the Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) since 1975 and has served as a volunteer leader for a number of organizations. He is a Past President of the CMAA’s Board of Directors and Metropolitan CMA Board and a Founding Director of the Metropolitan Club Foundation. Bob has served as Director for both the CMAA and New York State Club Association for extensive periods. He has also served as both Director and Chairman for the NCA and National Club Association Foundation.