Jackie Wooldridge Promoted from Assistant Director of Human Resources
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jackie Wooldridge, a 10-year employee of Desert Mountain, has been promoted to Director of Talent and Culture. She served as Benefits Manager for seven years before being promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources in 2016.
“Since joining us, Jackie has demonstrated her passion for bringing out the very best in others,” said Damon DiOrio, CEO, Desert Mountain Club. “Her competence, compassion, authenticity and integrity are the perfect combination of skills to lead the positive culture we strive to foster at our club.”
DiOrio added that during her tenure, Wooldridge developed one of the most comprehensive, national competitive benefits programs in the club business industry. “Jackie is guided by strong principles that align her professional achievement with the club’s vision to become a world-class employer, something our entire staff deserves.”
In her new role, she will partner with DiOrio and the Desert Mountain leadership team to develop and implement a strategic “people plan that supports the company’s goals and objectives,” according to DiOrio. In addition, she will create talent acquisition, succession and training programs for the community’s 750 employees.
A native of Nicaragua, Wooldridge moved to the United States in 1986. She began her career in the hospitality industry in 2008 as Human Resources Manager for Sanctuary Resort & Spa, also located in Scottsdale. Wooldridge and her husband have been married for 32 years and resides in Scottsdale.
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About Desert Mountain
Situated at an altitude of close to 4,500 in the picturesque Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Desert Mountain is among the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world and is consistently ranked among the top private clubs in the nation. Often referred to as The Best Golf Club in the World, Desert Mountain is recognized as a Distinguished Club from Boardroom Magazine and is among the top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs in the world and the only club in Arizona to be ranked in the top 20. It is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, and a par-54, 18-hole course, No. 7 at Desert Mountain™, each designed to offer an individual playing experience at all skill levels. Sitting on 8,000 acres, Desert Mountain is also home to a newly remodeled spa, tennis on three surfaces, and ten restaurants, plus 20 miles of private hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding and luxury camping. A full suite of recreational, dining and luxury experiences await to join or move up to the mountain? Visit http://www.desertmountain.com for more information and membership details.
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