Special to Iredell Free News

Statesville Country Club General Manager Bria Argrett has been awarded the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation by the Club Management Association of America (CMAA).

Bria Argrett

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. Only approximately 1,500 CMAA members around the world have earned this prestigious designation.

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 an individual’s long-term commitment to professional development and the club industry.

In order to receive the CCM designation, one 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.

Argrett was approved by the CMAA Certification Committee on November 21 after successfully passing an extensive certification examination on club operations.

“Earning this certification is the highlight of my career,” Argrett said. “Working in golf clubs since 16 years of age, I have dreamed of the day I would receive this designation. It means even more that I was able to accomplish this while being at my hometown Club, supported by a wonderful group of members and staff who care personally about my success.”

A native of Statesville, Argrett is a graduate of West Iredell High School and Belmont Abbey College. She has worked at Statesville Country Club for 10 years, and for local businessman Don Beaver for 16 years.

She resides in Statesville with her husband Damien and three-year-old son Kaison.

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the U.S. and internationally. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, Va., with 42 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at cmaa.org.