Club Board Professionals

Strategic Alliances

Alliance Network Partners

Strategic Alliances

Club Board Professionals, LLC has developed a strong working relationship with each of our Alliance Network Partners.  From this network, we can assemble the resources and expertise to address the needs of member-owned entities. 

RCS Hospitality Group

The RCS Hospitality Group (formerly Reid Consulting Services), now honored three times by Boardroom Magazine for excellence, is the "go-to" group for private clubs seeking state-of-the-art management consulting and staff training services that combine 21st-century techniques with the timeless values of America's great golf and country club traditions. The firm prepares private clubs, fine-dining restaurants and luxury resorts and hotels for the next generation.

We are delighted to be partnering with Club Board Professionals to amplify the RCS scope of services for private clubs. Joe Abely and Dave Duval are experts in their field with a history of success. Their depth and breadth of knowledge of the private club industry from personal and professional experience make them uniquely qualified to help advise our customers through their strategic process or capital planning needs. With this new collaboration, RCS becomes a true one-stop-shop for any private club
— Whitney Reid Pennell | Founder and President | RCS Hospitality Group.


With 25+ years of varied construction management experience on projects worth over $700 million, CRC has all the tools that are needed to provide expert construction consulting services to meet the unique challenges of facility improvements at private clubs. Knowing that projects are set up for success well before groundbreaking, CRC brings a wealth of knowledge and a special focus on the all-important pre-construction phase, where decisions are made that can have either positive or negative ripple effects throughout the life of a job.  A great plan requires great execution, and our experience in the management of the construction phase allows us to reduce to a minimum any disruptions to the membership and ensure that a top quality finished product will provide a positive impact throughout the club.

As members of the same club, I have had the privilege of working alongside Dave while he was club President, and I was Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. On the management side, I saw firsthand Dave implementing all the best practices he and Joe preach, putting our club in terrific financial and organizational standing. On the facility side, we worked together to plan and build a large indoor/outdoor pool complex which was incredibly well received by the membership, and that brought a new energy level to the entire organization. It is a pleasure to be able to share this alliance with Dave and Joe, knowing the great things that can be accomplished if they are planned and executed properly.
— Jeff Ellowitz | Principal | CRC Construction Management LLC

Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP

Condon, O'Meara, McGinty & Donnelly, LLP provides accounting, auditing and tax services to more than 350 client clubs.  Each audit brings the perspective developed from serving the club industry for several decades.

I have had the opportunity over the past decade to work closely with both Joe and David in their capacity as Board members and Officers. Their clubs have benefitted from their years of experience in accounting, finance and overall business management. Their expertise enabled them to implement the strategic planning, budgeting and financing necessary to guide their clubs through successful major renovations in difficult economic times. Many other clubs would be well served by their knowledge and experience.
— Dan Condon, CPA | Founding Partner | Condon, O'Meara, McGinty & Donnelly LLP - Certified Public Accountants

Judd Brown Designs

Since 1983, Judd Brown Designs (JBD) and sister company, Jefferson Group Architecture (JGA) have been providing Planning, Architectural and Interior Design services to private clubs and restaurants throughout the world.  With a focus on Clubhouse planning, JBD and JGA have engaged more than 250 club clients – both member-owned and “for profit” - to help with facility renovations and ground up buildings all with the intent to enhance and enlarge each member’s experience in enjoying the many benefits each club has to offer.

Club Board Professionals (“CBP”) and Judd Brown Designs Inc. (“JBD”)/Jefferson Group Architecture (“JGA”) have entered into a strategic alliance to facilitate private club project planning and financing as part of their facilities Master Planning services. The firms have a shared belief that outstanding facilities are a key determinant of a club’s success and that long-term financial planning with early consideration of financing options expedites project development, evaluation and approval processes.
— Peter Cafaro | Senior Vice President | JBD & JGA

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers

William Rodgers, Esq. of Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, PC has extensive professional and volunteer experience in Private Club legal matters.  His work has included representing numerous private golf clubs and golf club developers in connection with their various issues and concerns across a broad operational spectrum.   Representative matters include aiding in the development or modification of membership models, crafting or amending club’s governance procedures, regulatory compliance, employment matters, disciplinary proceedings, project finance, preservation of private club status and M&A transactions.  Bill served as Secretary and General Counsel of Charles River Country Club for 10 years and with Dave Duval for eight of those years.  Bill and Joe Abely have been professionally acquainted for more than 5 years.

When the leaders of clubs adopt, formalize and follow good processes around strategic planning, resource allocation and project execution, their members reap the rewards for years to come. I’ve witnessed Dave and Joe time and again guide club boards in their efforts to make good decisions, to build consensus in the membership ranks and to deliver successfully completed projects. These accomplishments have not only increased member satisfaction but also increased new member applications, two things every club should want.
— Bill Rodgers, Esq. | Attorney at Law | Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C

Club Benchmarking

Club Benchmarking is a powerful business intelligence tool for every member of the club’s leadership team. Offered by subscription, Club Board Professionals, LLC is trained in making effective use of the data.

I have seen Dave and Joe in action as both Treasurer and President of their respective clubs. Their deep background as CFOs and business leaders is based on “digging in” and understanding. They both bring great financial insight and real world club board experience to the table. They have spent many hours with us at Club Benchmarking studying the benchmarks and KPIs and I am sure their experience and insight will be of great value to the clubs they engage.
— Ray Cronin | CEO & Co-Founder | Club Benchmarking

Club Advisors

Club Advisors is the leading firm is the USA for private club interim management.  Club Advisors has many certified and experienced private club professional operators. They serve in an interim capacity as chief operating officer, general manager, clubhouse manager, master golf professional, executive chef, membership sales professional and golf course superintendent during periods of leadership transition.


Club Advisors is continuously working with governing boards and operating organizations. With Club Board Professionals (CBP) joining our industry in the past several years, Dave and Joe provide these boards with an attractive option for engaging real-world expertise in governance, strategy and financial consulting for private clubs and HOA’s. Club Advisors is proud to have them as an affiliate and will introduce CBP to Boards when assistance is requested.
— Terry Clark, CCM | Founder and Manager | Club Advisors LLC