Christian W. Coulter, CCM, ECM
Vice President of Club Consulting
Chris joined The McMahon Group after 35 years in private club management, spanning 2 continents and 2 islands. Chris provides consulting services for strategic planning, membership surveys, facility improvement programs, and general consulting expertise on club needs. In addition, Chris also provides specialty consulting in operations, buyouts, capital fundraising, facility conditions and membership.
Prior to joining The McMahon Group, Chris served as the CEO of The Westmoor Club, Nantucket – a Platinum club. Prior, Chris served 20 seasons as the General Manager of Bald Peak Colony Club, a seasonal private club on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the lakes region of New Hampshire. Prior to that, he held senior management positions with St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco – the largest yacht club in the world, Boodles of London – one of the oldest and most established city clubs, and the Harvard Club of Boston – a Platinum alumni club.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, earned his CCM designation in 1999, was awarded the ECM designation in 2001. He is an active contributor and prominent leader in the industry having served on the CMAA New England Chapter Board and multiple CMAA National Committees.
Chris is married to his college sweetheart and best friend, Jennifer, and together they have 3 daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Abby. When not working, Chris enjoys the outdoors in New Hampshire and producing boutique maple syrup, as well as rooting on his beloved Red Sox and Patriots.
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