The National Club Association promoted Katina Cavagnaro to vice president of membership & sales in mid-November. Cavagnaro joined the association in 2020 as director of membership & sales and has overseen membership recruitment and retention, sponsorship and exhibit acquisition, and advertising sales.
“Katina is an invaluable member of the NCA team and a real asset to the private club community and NCA,” said President & CEO Joe Trauger. “She’s been the driving force behind record growth in the membership and reach of the association and we are pleased to recognize her leadership skills with this promotion.”
Cavagnaro previously was publisher of Golf Inc. magazine and oversaw Club Management Magazine, which Golf Inc. published on a management contract for the CMAA until 2021.
“NCA plays a vital role in the private club industry and it’s a privilege to be part of it,” Cavagnaro said, “I’m excited to continue serving NCA and the private club community in this new role.”
Cavagnaro joins Kim Fernandez, who oversees communications, as one of two vice presidents for NCA.
Trauger was named President of NCA in October 2022, after joining the association as vice president of government relations in 2019. He replaced Henry Wallmeyer as President, who left to join Clubworks as its President and COO.
Clubworks is the umbrella of several professional service companies that was founded by Michael Leemhuis. It provides a single source for professional services, from master planning to architecture and interior design to asset management.
Clubworks recently announced that two of its subsidiaries, JBD JGA Design and Architecture and Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, were chosen by Fiddlers Elbow in Bedminster, NJ, to work together to provide facility planning, design, and architectural services for their upcoming club amenity improvements.
The two firms will work together to create a comprehensive facility program for various site elements that may be developed in phases. This includes overnight accommodations, a conference center with meeting facilities, an event space, a wellness center with spa and fitness facilities, an expansion of the aquatics complex, relocation of cart storage, and coordinating with the proposed golf course relocation and expansion. The project will also explore expanding golf performance facilities, relocating and expanding golf course support outbuildings, expanding racquet facilities for sports like pickleball, both…