• Heather Arias De Cordoba

Denehy Club Thinking Partners Welcome Carolyn Kepcher

July 5, 2022

DENEHY Club Thinking Partners (CTP), the leader in executive search and management consulting for the private club and resort industries, announced today that Carolyn Kepcher joined the firm as a senior search consultant effective immediately. Leveraging her unparalleled industry expertise, Kepcher will specialize in talent acquisition and strategic planning.


Kepcher is a 27-year high-profile industry leader in the club and hospitality industry. She specializes in talent recruitment, operations, marketing, strategic planning & construction. For 12 years, Kepcher served as an executive vice president with the Trump Organization in the golf sector, while serving on the development and operations team for the first four Trump National Golf Club Properties where she successfully secured hosting of LPGA, MGA, and USGA tournaments and golf events. While working for the Trump Organization, Kepcher was a co-star judge on NBC’s The Apprentice.

“The entire team is very excited to have Carolyn on board,” said Dan Denehy, President of DENEHY Club Thinking Partners. “I have known Carolyn for many, many years. She has tremendous insight, discipline and most importantly is a terrific fit on our team. Her depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our growing team of seasoned and dedicated consultants, adding value to our clients in a variety of ways.”

Kepcher served as the vice president and general manager at Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston, CT and COO at The Redding Country Club in Redding, CT overseeing membership development, operations and spearheading several large construction projects. In 2021, Kepcher co-founded Cedar Tree Hospitality, LLC, a company that owns and operates The Snowed Inn, a 5-star boutique hotel located at the base of the famous Killington Mountain in Vermont.

Kepcher has spoken around the world as key-note speaker for various Fortune 500 companies with an emphasis on leadership, team building and club operations. In addition, Kepcher was a weekly columnist at The New York Daily News in the business/money section. Kepcher was the recipient of the prestigious Toastmasters International Golden Gavel award for Excellence in Communications and Leadership. Kepcher was also the winner of the Stevie Award for Women in Business in the category of "Women Helping Women" and is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Kepcher is particularly passionate about helping females advance their careers in today’s competitive marketplace. She has been a member of the CMAA since 1996.


“I am honored to join DENEHY Club Thinking Partners," said Ms. Kepcher. "I look forward to working with our clients to enhance their Clubs by hiring first-rate talent while supporting their businesses with our range of consulting.”



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