Kyle Draper has returned to the team at The Country Club at DC Ranch as its new general manager.
Mr. Draper had served as the club’s clubhouse manager for six years prior to his appointment as the general manager and COO at the Tucson Country Club, according to a press release.
Hundreds of applications were submitted to the search firm of Kopplin & Kuebler for the position, but Mr. Draper’s application rose to the top.
“Kyle’s strong food and beverage experience and training was the most important factor for us here at the club,” Janet Pennewell, club president said, in a prepared statement.
“The Country Club at DC Ranch prides itself on its casual, friendly atmosphere and, as such, the food and beverage operation is very important to our members. We also knew that Kyle was known, liked and respected by our members from the years he spent here as assistant manager under Paul Skelton’s leadership. And finally, we loved that Kyle has a great working relationship with Dick Hyland, our outstanding Director of Golf.”
Mr. Draper was born and raised in Washington and brings a background of over 15 years of hospitality management experience to this position, most of which have been focused in the private club sector. Mr. Draper attended UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration with a focus in club management.
During his time in Las Vegas, Mr. Draper worked for various resorts, including Caesars Palace and Mandalay Bay.
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