Greater Chicago Chapter of PCMA

History/Overview of Chapter

The Greater Chicago Chapter of the PCMA was formed under the leadership of Marsha Pender of the Union League Club in 2007. Marsha served as President of the Chapter through the spring of 2011 and has generously given of her time since. Her dedication to the membership industry has helped to form the next generation of leadership of private club marketing professionals.
Serving the area within a 2 hour drive radius of the city of Chicago, the chapter has maintained leadership focused on the sharing of information,education and networking. It is this knowledge and expertise which ispassed along to help pave the way for the membership professionals of area private clubs to experience success and advance in the private club industry.

Chapter Vision

The Chicago Chapter of the PCMA is focused on bringing together private club professionals to share the knowledge, information and skills which have brought success to private clubs in the areas of membership and member satisfaction.

Chapter Officers


Emily Giaimo

Membership Marketing Director
Chicago Yacht Club
Chicago, IL

About Emily


Judy Higgins, CCM, CMP

Assistant Manager
Valley Lo Club
Glenview, IL 


Robin Martin

Operation Director
Conway Farms Golf Club
Lake Forest, IL



Marsha Pender, CMP

Membership Director
Union League Club
Chicago, IL
About Marsha...


Chapter Highlights

President Rick Coffey won 1st place in PCMA's Club Membership Challenge.

Congratulations to the Greater Chicago Chapter of PCMA on acheiving their goal of adding five new members by May 2013! If you are interested in the education and networking opportunities available by becoming involved with this motivated group of private club membership and marketing professionals, please contact chapter president, Rick Coffey.



Professional Certification

PCMA offers professional accreditation through an online and on-demand program designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and recognize membership and marketing professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of club membership and marketing management. [more]

23rd Annual Membership & Marketing Conference

  • Save the Date: September 17th & 18th, 2018
  • Chicago, IL
  • Conference Sessions and Brochure - coming soon
  • Conference Registration and Pricing - coming soon

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