Welcome Our New General Manager
Dear Fellow Members:
It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Kalamazoo Country Club’s new General Manager, Andrew Tkach. As you know, the Search Committee engaged the services of the Professional Golf Association’s (“PGA”) Career Services to take on the significant project of helping us to identify top talent and manage the process. In collaboration with the PGA, we created a comprehensive job description outlining the ideal qualities we were seeking in our next General Manager. The PGA conducted a nationwide search, narrowing an extensive group of candidates to a few selected individuals who we invited to Kalamazoo Country Club for personal interviews.
The Search Committee spent significant time with each candidate to gauge both their operational talents and their fit with our members, staff, and Kalamazoo Country Club’s community and culture. Additionally, we conducted due diligence on the top candidates, which included reference checks, online testing, and presentations. Ultimately, we selected Andrew for his strong track record with food and beverage operations at city and country clubs, as well as for his attention to member service and satisfaction.
Andrew comes to us from the Louisville Boat Club in Louisville, Kentucky where he served as General Manager of the Club’s operations. Founded in 1879, the Louisville Boat Club is a private member-owned club that is racquet, boating and social centric; hosting numerous prestigious events including national tennis tournaments and international squash events. Prior to his time with the Louisville Boat Club, Andrew was at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, where he was the Assistant General Manager overseeing all clubhouse and food and beverage operations. Founded in 1933, Kenwood Country Club is also a private member-owned club with 36 holes of golf, tennis and platform tennis, aquatics, and informal and formal dining venues. Andrew additionally served as the Club Manager for the Metropolitan Club in Cincinnati and as Assistant Director of Clubhouse Services for the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Andrew attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh and is a member of the Club Managers Association of America. He is also a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, achieving his level one certification. Furthermore, Andrew has served on the board of numerous charities including Covington Partners, an organization dedicated to helping children achieve success, the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association’s Mardi Gras for Homeless Children’s Annual Culinary Celebration and Louisville’s annual Visually Impaired Preschool Services (V.I.P.S.) Tennis Ball & Tournament benefiting families with young children who have visual impairments. During his down time, Andrew enjoys ice hockey, being outdoors and spending time with his dogs and longtime better half, Tara.
The Search Committee is confident Andrew will quickly assimilate with the current culture of Kalamazoo Country Club and will lead us to new heights when he joins us the weekend of June 15th. Please join me in welcoming Andrew as we look forward to him having a significant impact on our Club and membership for many years to come.
President, Board of Director