2019 Speaking Events


2019 PGA Show – Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:30am (EDT)
Dan Denehy and Kirk Reese will present:
“The Top 20 Metrics Every Club Leader should Know for Food & Beverage”

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:30am (EDT)
Dan Denehy and Kirk Reese will moderate a Panel Discussion: “The Path from Golf Professional to General Manager


2019 CMAA World Conference on Club Management – Nashville, TN
Event Dates: February 24-28, 2019

Visit the CTP Team in Booth # 1415
Tuesday, February 26, 9:30am to 3:30pm (EDT)
Wednesday, February 27, 9:30am to 1:00pm (EDT)

CTP will present a Panel Discuss: “Three Generations of Board Members” (Time/Date TBD)

Media Coverage

Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE Joins DENEHY Club Thinking Partners

The Leader in Private Club Executive Search Expands Leadership Team

Fairfield, Conn.  (May 8, 2018) DENEHY Club Thinking Partners, the leader in executive search and management consulting for the private club industry, today announced that Bob James joined the Firm as Vice President effective April 1, 2018.  Leveraging his extensive experience and analytic expertise, Bob will lead and provide support on the Firm’s complete range of consulting activities and talent development.

James is a prominent leader and an active contributor in the club industry with more than 40 years of experience in private club management. Throughout his career, he has served at four Platinum Clubs of America of which three also held Distinguished Clubs of the World certifications.

“I am excited to be joining the DENEHY Club Thinking Partners consulting team where I can leverage my many years in the club industry as a club operator, an educator, and in allied industry association leadership to help our dynamic industry address the pressing issues it confronts,” said James.

James’ career began as Club House Manager at The Philadelphia Country Club in 1973. In 1976, he was named the Manager at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn. He then moved to Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. as General Manager from 1981-1991 before ultimately joining Westchester Country Club where he served as Executive Director through 2017.

James is the Immediate Past President of the CMAA’s Board of Directors and a Founding Director of the Metropolitan Club Foundation and has served as Director for both the Club Managers Association of America and New York State Club Association for extensive periods. James has also served as both Director and Chairman for the National Club Association and the National Club Foundation and has served as a Council Member for the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Presidents Council since 1990.

“I am thrilled Bob James, a legendary manager in our industry, has joined our team,” said Dan Denehy, President of DENEHY Club Thinking Partners. “His perspective and analytic approach will undoubtedly benefit our clients and strength and capacity of the entire Firm, and on a broader scale continue to positively impact the club industry.”

Bob graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and received his MBA from Pace University. He continues to be both a student and leader of the industry who demonstrates passion, commitment, and dedication to his profession; he is an adjunct professor at Cornell and a featured speaker and panelist for numerous conferences. In 2017, Bob received the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Distinguished Service Award making him the first-ever club management leader to receive this award.

About DENEHY Club Thinking Partners

DENEHY Club Thinking Partners is a full service executive search and management consulting firm serving the private club and boutique resort industries with professional offices in Fairfield, CT, Los Angeles, CA and Jackson Hole, WY. The firm’s results oriented executive search and management consulting has positively influenced the member/guest experience at more than 300 clubs and resorts on nearly 700 projects.  For more information, visit www.denehyctp.com.


Barbara McAuliffe
Senior Consultant
DENEHY Club Thinking Partners
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 300
Fairfield, CT 06825