DALLAS, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ClubCorp today announced that Ron Vlasic will join the global leader in Private Clubs® as Executive Vice President of Operations for the company’s City & Stadium Clubs. In this newly created role, Vlasic will oversee all aspects of club operations, including setting strategy, improving financial performance and member satisfaction. The City & Stadium Club divisions are poised for continued growth as consumers increasingly appreciate the conveniences and social and professional connections created by member clubs. Vlasic will play a vital role in the selection and development of new clubs while refining and improving the experience across the current network of nearly 40 clubs across the country.
“Ron is the senior hospitality executive who knows how to create and lead winning teams that deliver exceptional guest experiences. His experience working across a wide range of brands, customer segments and markets makes him the ideal leader for our nationwide network of cities and stadiums. Clubs,” said Bob Morse, president and chief operating officer of ClubCorp. “We are thrilled to have Ron join the team and help us accelerate our growth and deliver on our promise to build relationships and enrich the lives of our members and employees.”
Vlasic brings over 30 years of hospitality experience. Vlasic joins ClubCorp from Hostmark Hospitality Group, where he served as COO since 2019. As COO, he oversaw operations, kitchen, sales, marketing, people and culture. Prior to joining Hostmark, Vlasic spent nearly 20 years at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. He was instrumental in building and growing Kimpton into a powerful brand with over 60 hotels and a world-class reputation for quality, design and innovation.
“The city and stadium club portfolio is set to grow, and I’m excited to dig in with the team and capitalize,” Vlasic said. “The impact our clubs have on the lives of our members and the communities they serve is truly unique. The private club model is alive and well, and there are plenty of opportunities for us to leverage innovations in programming, technology, cuisine and amenities to further strengthen member loyalty and engagement.
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central goal of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf clubs and city and stadium country clubs in North America, ClubCorp relentlessly strives to deliver extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions and memorable moments. to its more than 414,000 members. With approximately 17,000 peak season employees and a portfolio of more than 200 golf clubs and country clubs, town clubs, sports clubs and stadium clubs owned or operated in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, ClubCorp creates communities and lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, artisanal cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers and its robust programming.
ClubCorp properties include Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, CA); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, TX); and The Metropolitan (Chicago, Ill.). You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.
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