Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Christopher Barron, CCM

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General Manager
Thorny Lea Golf Club
Brockton, MA

Christopher J. Barron, General Manager of Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton, MA, was appointed to the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors in February, 2012. He was elected to a two-year term at the Annual Meeting at Winchester Country Club on November 12, 2012. Mr. Barron was elected Treasurer for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at The Golf Club at Turner Hill on October 20, 2014. Chris was elected Secretary for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at The Haven Country Club on October 19, 2015. Mr. Barron was elected Vice-President for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Brae Burn Country Club on October 24, 2016. Chris was re-elected Vice-President for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 23, 2017. Chris was elected President for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Worcester Country Club on October 29, 2018.


He has served as General Manager of Thorny Lea Golf Club since January 2016. Previously he was General Manager at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington, VT. Prior to Vermont National Chris was an Assistant Golf Professional and Tournament Director at Rancho La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, CA. Chris attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied Sports Management. Chris has twice been the recipient of the David Meador Foundation Professional Development Scholarship in 2011 and again in 2013.


Chris joined CMAA and NECMA in 2008 and is a member of the CMAA Wine Society. In November of 2014 Chris achieved the Certified Club Manager Designation (CCM) from the Club Managers Association of America. Chris has also served on several CMAA national committees and was a featured speaker at the 2016 CMAA World Conference in San Diego.

Jeff Isbell, CCM

Jeff S. Isbell, CCM

Vice President

Jeff S. Isbell, CCM

Vice President


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General Manager
North Andover Country Club
North Andover, MA

Jeff S. Isbell, CCM, was elected to a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at Willowbend Country Club on October 21, 2010. He was re-elected to a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at Oak Hill Country Club on October 21, 2013. Mr. Isbell was elected Secretary for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Brae Burn Country Club on October 24, 2016. Jeff was re-elected Secretary for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 23, 2017. Jeff was elected Vice-President for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Worcester Country Club on October 29, 2018.


Mr. Isbell is the General Manager at North Andover Country Club and has served as Clubhouse Manager at Tedesco Country Club, Functions Director at Brae Burn Country Club, Clubhouse Manager at Belmont Country Club and Bald Peak Colony Club as well as Dining Room Manager at Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, SC. He has been in the Club Industry for fifteen years. Mr. Isbell previously chaired the Student Chapter and Scholarship Committees and Co-Chaired the Outings Committee. Mr. Isbell joined CMAA as a Student member in 1999 and became a CMAA Provisional member in 2002. He achieved his Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation in 2007.

Neal Vohr, CCM, CCE

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General Manager
University Club of Boston
Boston, MA

Neal P. Vohr, CCM, CCE, is the General Manager of The University Club in Boston, MA and was elected to the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors for a two-year term at the Annual Meeting at Oak Hill Country Club on October 21, 2013. Mr. Vohr was elected Treasurer for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at The Haven Country Club on October 19, 2015. Mr. Vohr was re-elected Treasurer for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Brae Burn Country Club on October 24, 2016. Neal was re-elected Treasurer for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 23, 2017. Neal was re-elected Treasurer for a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Worcester Country Club on October 29, 2018.


Mr. Vohr has served as the General Manager of The University Club of Boston since 2016. Neal has also served as General Manager at The Golf Club at Turner Hill, Snake River Sporting Club, Turks and Caicos Sporting Club and The Club at Longview.


He joined the CMAA in 2001 and he achieved the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation in 2011.


Neal has also served at the co-chair of the Outings and Sponsorship Committees.

Gregory Cincotta, CCM, CCE

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General Manager
Concord Country Club
Concord, MA

Greg Cincotta, CCM, CCE, was elected to a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at Oak Hill Country Club on October 21, 2013. Greg was re-elected to a two-year term at the Annual Meeting at Brae Burn Country Club on October 24, 2016. Greg was elected Secretary to a one-year term at the Annual Meeting at Worcester Country Club on October 29, 2018.


Mr. Cincotta has been the General Manager at Concord Country Club since 2018. Prior to Concord Country Club he served as the General Manager at Salem Country Club and Nashua Country Club. He has been in the club industry for 30 years.


Greg currently chairs the Membership Committee and has previously co-chaired the Outings and David Meador Scholarship and Sponsorship Committees. He joined CMAA in 1992 and achieved his Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation in 2001.

Laura Ryan

Laura S. Ryan

Managing Director

Laura S. Ryan

Managing Director

Laura Ryan became associated with the New England Club Managers Association in 2006, as a student, when she received the David Meador Scholarship. She became a member of NECMA in 2010 while working as the Dining Room Manager at Salem Country Club, previously she served as the Dining Room Manager at Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club. Laura became Managing Director in November 2012.


In her role, Laura is able to tie in her experiences in the club, consulting and non-profit industries. Ms. Ryan is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management.

Carol Bliss, CCM

Chapter Director

Carol Bliss, CCM

Chapter Director


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General Manager
Chilton Club
Boston, MA

Carol Bliss, CCM, General Manager of the Chilton Club, Boston, MA was elected Director of the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors for a two-year term at the Annual Meeting at Worcester Country Club on October 29, 2018.


Carol has been the General Manager at the Chilton Club since 2018 and previously was the Clubhouse Manager at the Harvard Club.

Megan Giragosian

Megan Giragosian

Chapter Director

Megan Giragosian

Chapter Director


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Assistant Manager
St. Botolph Club
Boston, MA

Megan Giragosian, Assistant Manager of the St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA was elected Director of the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors for a two-year term at the 2017 Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 24, 2017.


Megan has been Assistant Manager at the St. Botolph Club since 2013.

Emily Goldman

Emily Goldman

Chapter Director

Emily Goldman

Chapter Director


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Assistant Manager
The Country Club
Chestnut Hill, MA

Emily Goldman, Assistant Manager of The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, MA was appointed to the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors in April 2017. Emily was elected to a two-year term at the Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 23, 2017.


Emily had served as the Assistant Manager of The Country Club since June 2011. Previously she was an intern at The Country Club. She has previously served on the Wine Society Committee.


Stephen Kohr

Stephen Kohr

Chapter Director

Stephen Kohr

Chapter Director


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General Manager
Woodland Golf Club
Auburndale, MA

Stephen Kohr, General Manager of Woodland Golf Club, Auburndale, MA was elected Director of the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors for a two-year term at the Annual Meeting at The Haven Country Club on October 19, 2015. Stephen was re-elected for a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 23, 2017.


Stephen has been General Manager at Woodland Golf Club since 2017 and previously was the General Manager at North Andover Country Club, Food and Beverage Director at Ipswich Country Club, Food and Beverage Manager at Tedesco Country Club, and Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at Essex County Club.

Geoff Piva

Geoff Piva

Chapter Director

Geoff Piva

Chapter Director


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General Manager
Lanam Club
Andover, MA

Geoff Piva was elected to a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at Annual Meeting at Haverhill Country Club on October 23, 2017.


Geoff has been the General Manager at the Lanam Club since 2015. He previously served at Ferncroft Country Club.


Robert Shorter, CCM

Robert W. Shorter, CCM

Chapter Director

Robert W. Shorter, CCM

Chapter Director


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General Manager
Beverly Yacht Club
Marion, MA

Robert Shorter, CCM, General Manager of Beverly Yacht Club, Marion, MA was elected Director of the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors for a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at Brae Burn Country Club on October 24, 2016.


Robert has been General Manager at Beverly Yacht Club since 2014 and previously served as the General Manager of Arrowhead Country Club, Clubhouse Manager of Marin Country Club and Clubhouse Manager of Nashawtuc Country Club.

Jason Silbovitz, CCM

Jason Silbovitz, CCM

Chapter Director

Jason Silbovitz, CCM

Chapter Director


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General Manager
Bellevue Golf Club
Melrose, MA

Jason Silbovitz, CCM, General Manager of Bellevue Golf Club, Melrose, MA was elected Director of the New England Club Managers Association Board of Directors for a three-year term at the Annual Meeting at The Haven Country Club on October 19, 2015. Jason was re-elected for a three- year term at the Annual Meeting at Worcester Country Club on October 29, 2018.


Jason has been the General Manager at Bellevue Golf Club since 2014 and previously was the Dining Room Manager at Winchester Country Club for 15 years.