Bill McMahon, Sr. AIA, OAA

CHAIRMAN

Bill is a strategic, financial and architectural planning consultant to communities and club-like-facilities throughout North America. He established McMahon Group in 1983 as an affiliate of the family architectural firm his grandfather founded in 1906.

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Frank Vain

PRESIDENT

Mr. Vain provides consulting and planning services to communities and private clubs throughout North America. Through the use of specialized services including membership surveys, strategic planning, operational analysis and facility long range planning …

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Martha McMahon Acker

VICE PRESIDENT

Martha joined McMahon in 1988 after graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Martha has more than 31 years of experience at McMahon and has worked with many communities. 

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Tom Strutz

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Tom left sunny Southern California at the ripe old age of 17 to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Bill McMahon

VICE PRESIDENT

Bill is a community planner providing strategic planning, member research analysis and facility planning services for community facilities across North America. Bill joined McMahon in 1999 and specializes in helping develop club-like-facility improvements.

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Edward Simpkins, CCM, CCE, CMCA, AMS, CCAM-LS, MCM

Edward is a thirty-six-year veteran of premier club and community management. With a formal education in the culinary arts as his foundation, Edward has managed a variety of club operations including City Club, Yacht Club, Country Club, Resort Club, and Residential Golf Communities.

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Alison McMahon

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Alison McMahon joined McMahon  in 1999 after graduating from Saint Louis University with a BA in Marketing. As Director of Marketing, Alison is responsible for developing and implementing the overall marketing plan for the company.

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Glen Selligman, AIA

DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE

Mr. Selligman joined McMahon in 1993, and since then has participated in the planning and design of more than 1000 facilities for communities and their club-like-facilities. He directs all aspects of the facility planning operations for existing conditions reports, architectural plan reviews …

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Christian Clerc

CONSULTANT & DESIGNER

Christian joined McMahon in 2015 and is assisting communities with strategic and facility planning. His past work experience includes manufacturing, property rehabilitation, and construction of facilities and infrastructure in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a LEED AP, BD+C consultant.

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Richard Lareau

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER EXPERIENCE

Richard has more than 24 years of experience as a Club Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Property Manager achieving the highest levels of success in Board relations and as an operations specialist has garnered him well-earned acclaim in the industry.

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Denzil B. Palmer

CONSULTANT

For the past 28 years, Denzil Palmer served as General Manager and Secretary of The Royal Montreal Golf Club. Under Denzil’s leadership, the Club hosted several successful amateur and professional tournaments, including three of the Club’s 10 Canadian Opens in 1997 …

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Karen Vokracka

SURVEY ADMINISTRATOR

Karen has been with McMahon for 25 years.  As survey administrator, responsible for all McMahon survey products and the coordination of survey research. Karen attended Southeast Missouri State University and is a graduate of Midwest Institute for Veterinary Technicians.

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Kathy Sevier

OFFICE MANAGER

Kathy joined McMahon in the fall of 2012 and serves as the Office Manager responsible for project coordination.

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Meaghan Swanson

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Meaghan has been the graphic designer at McMahon since July of 2011. In her time there, she has developed countless client, marketing communications and web pieces.

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Bryan Beckmann

MARKETING AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Bryan has been in the marketing and graphic design field for over 20 years and directs all creative development for the McMahon marketing department. He creates graphic material for facility project presentations and community booklets.

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Jim Fisher, PhD

MARKETING CONSULTANT & CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Jim Fisher is Professor and Chair of the Marketing Department at Saint Louis University. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. In addition to his teaching responsibilities …

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Joe Gutkneckt

ARTIST

Joe has been working with McMahon for almost 35 years, creating three dimensional design illustrations and renderings for facility improvement programs.

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Michael Vogt, CGCS, CGIA

TURF CARE & IRRIGATION CONSULTANT

Mike consults with all types of golf properties throughout the US and Canada on Golf Course Agronomic Issues, Turf Care Center Master Plans, Existing Conditions Reports, Golf Course Asset Reserve Studies, Golf Irrigation System …

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Jake Fisher

CONSULTANT

Jake joined the McMahon team in the summer of 2019 as a writer and researcher professional. Prior to joining the McMahon team full-time, he has written several articles for the McMahon Report and Club Trends.

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