Jeffrey D. Morgan, FASAE, CAE has been named chief executive officer of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) following  unanimous approval by its Board of Directors. With more than 6,500 national and international members, CMAA is the largest association for club managers in the world. After an extensive search, Morgan was selected from nearly 200 qualified candidates and begins his tenure in October.

“The $19 billion club industry has a significant economic impact on local communities, and it was vital to hire someone who has demonstrated the leadership and strategic vision critical to the future success of the industry and CMAA,” said Damon J. DiOrio, CCM, CCE, president of CMAA. “Jeff’s outstanding track record and demonstrated expertise working with associations, makes him uniquely suited to help us advance the profession of club management and provide significant value to our members.”

Morgan has most recently served as president and chief executive officer of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), a professional association that provides research, professional development, networking and advocacy for financial communicators of predominantly publicly traded companies in the U.S. and throughout the world. Prior to joining NIRI in 2008, Morgan was chief operating officer of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and executive vice president of the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), an affiliate of the FIA. Morgan was also senior vice president for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.

“I am excited by the opportunity to lead CMAA and build upon the success that the organization has enjoyed. As we embark upon this next chapter in CMAA’s history, I am confident that we will continue to develop and promote the high standards of professionalism, leadership and education our members expect. I look forward to a bright future for the club industry,” said Morgan.

A Pennsylvania native, Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Susquehanna University and a master of science in nonprofit management. He serves on the NYSE Individual Investor Advisory Committee. Morgan is a Certified Association Executive and a member and Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives. For the past four years, Morgan was named to the NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people in corporate governance.

Morgan succeeds James Singerling, who announced his retirement from CMAA after 25 years of service.