LIBERTY NATIONAL’S SHAUN C. LEWIS ACHIEVES CERTIFIED CLUB MANAGER DESIGNATION | Assistant General Manager and Executive Chef Enhances Impressive Credentials
Jersey City, NJ — Shaun C. Lewis, CCM, CEC, PCIII, Assistant General Manager and Executive Chef at the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club, has added a new designation to his professional pedigree – that of Certified Club Manager (CCM).The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management. Approximately 1,500 CMAA members hold this prestigious designation.Lewis, who joined Liberty National in May 2009, is in rare company holding both Executive Chef and Certified Club Manager designations. There are only three other people in the United States with these dual credentials. Additionally, he holds a Pro Chef Level Three (PCIII) certificate from the Culinary Institute of America, from where he graduated in 1991.
Established in 1965, the CCM designation is the hallmark of professionalism in club management. It is a valuable, internationally recognized, and widely respected mark of a manager’s long-term commitment to professional development and the club industry. In order to receive the CCM designation, candidates must invest time in specified educational requirements through the Business Management Institutes, attend the World Conference on Club Management, and maintain activity within their local chapter. After these conditions have been met, the individual must pass the CCM Exam.
“My unique position at Liberty National suits me as I enjoy creativity and am passionate about the business aspect of club operations as well”. I surround myself with talented-creative types” said Lewis. “Getting to know our members and collaborating with them on menu ideas has evolved our club’s cuisine”. Lewis also noted “we have always embraced sustainability and have been environmentally conscious in all aspects of our operations.”
Lewis started an apiary at Liberty National for pollination and population reasons and is currently enrolled in the master beekeeper program at Cornell University. He is pursuing his sommelier designation and serves on the board of directors at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City.One of the world’s most picturesque golf courses, Liberty National Golf Club is located along the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J., with striking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Manhattan skyline. The golf club fittingly opened on July 4, 2006 and is guided by the vision and leadership of former Reebok Founder/Chairman & CEO Paul Fireman, currently chairman of Fireman Capital Partners, and his son Dan Fireman, managing partner of Fireman Capital Partners. Designed by U.S. Open Champion Tom Kite and esteemed golf course mastermind Bob Cupp, Liberty National has been the proud host numerous PGA Tour events and The Presidents Cup in 2017. Later this year, the club will host The Northern Trust 2021.
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The Liberty National Clubhouse and the 18th hole. Image courtesy Liberty National Golf Club