St. Andrews Country Club Welcomes Marc D. Ray, CCE, CCM, CHAE as New GM/COO
August 23, 2022
In 2021 Ray was honored with the prestigious Club Executive of the Year award in the U.S. by the Club Management Association of America (CMAA). He is a 24-year member of CMAA and most recently served as General Manager at the Ford Field and River Club.
He began his career as Assistant General Manager at Oakland Hills Country Club in Detroit where he put on the U.S. Amateur and Ryder Cup, and has advanced in management at private clubs and communities throughout the country. Ray is a long-time private country club industry leader, serving more than two decades as GM/COO at other clubs including the Vintage Club, the Hammock Dunes Club and the Metairie Country Club. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is an active participant in charities and events which enhance and benefit the local community.
“Marc understands the importance of food and beverage in a club environment and that services provided are just as important as products served. He has developed strategic plans, overhauled IT systems and navigated through hurricanes and natural disasters,” said Mike Leven, President, St. Andrews Country Club Board of Governors. “His success in building and enhancing teams in diverse, transformational environments fits well with our club’s long-range strategies, our membership and our strong staff culture. We look forward to his expertise elevating our executive leadership team and welcome his innovative perspective as our new GM/COO.”
Marc D. Ray, CCE, CCM, CHAE, GM/COO stated, “I am very excited to build on the outstanding legacy of successes at St. Andrews Country Club as we move into this next period of its storied history. Buoyed by an extraordinary membership, and service from a caring and gracious staff, St. Andrews is poised to again assume its position as one of the finest clubs in the country. And I am humbled to be able to be a part of it.”