Accomplished senior executive with proven track record of leading private clubs towards financial and operational excellence joins firm
TORONTO – GGA Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz McDowell as Director. McDowell will serve across the firm’s practice areas, including strategic planning, transaction advisory, governance and analytics.
A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Certified Club Manager (CCM), and seasoned private club manager with over ten years of experience operating a premier private golf and country club, McDowell is active across the industry, serving on several association and private club advisory boards and their committees.
Derek Johnston, Partner, says, “With Liz’s professional services background and recent experience with the sales process for a member-owned private club, she will be contributing to several GGA service offerings and strengthening our position as the top management consulting firm and boutique transaction advisory firm in the golf, private club, resort and residential community space.”
Prior to pursuing a career in the private club industry in 2011, Liz gained experience on the audits of major publicly held clients in manufacturing, retail, and distribution, as well as in accounting for privately held businesses and taxation. McDowell states, “I am thrilled to join the GGA team and look forward to supporting our impressive roster of clients. My background and experience are completely aligned with GGA’s longstanding legacy within the golf, private club, resort and residential community business segments.”
“Liz conforms to the key credentials on which GGA Partners relies. She is highly intelligent and well-credentialed. Her career – and her life – are marked by success in highly responsible leadership roles. Her experience as a hands-on operator makes her a valuable resource for GGA clients” says Partner, Henry DeLozier.
McDowell delivers educational sessions and programs, having been a featured speaker and panellist within the club industry, and served as the subject matter expert for PGA Ontario’s “Finance Essentials for Golf Industry Leaders” course. She has also supported student CPAs with academic mentorship through the CPA, CA designation process, and spent three seasons as an evaluator of the National CPA, CA proficiency examination, now known as the CFE.
About GGA Partners (www.ggapartners.com)
GGA Partners™ is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful golf courses, private clubs, resorts and residential communities. We are dedicated to helping owners, asset managers, club and community leaders, investors and real estate developers tackle challenges, achieve objectives and maximize asset performance.
Established in 1992 as the KPMG Golf Industry Practice, our global team of experienced professionals leverage in-depth business intelligence and proprietary global data to deliver impactful strategic solutions and lasting success.
GGA Partners has offices in Toronto, Canada; Phoenix, Bluffton/Hilton Head, USA, and Dublin, Ireland.
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