Audubon International – the environmentally focused non-profit organization offering members numerous certifications and conservation initiatives to protect the areas where we all live, work, and play – today announces the addition of two leading executives in the hospitality and golf industries to its Board of Directors: Henry Wallmeyer, President and COO of ClubWorks, and Bryan Stromme, Vice President of Agronomy at Century Golf Partners.
As at-large board members, Wallmeyer and Stromme will lend their expertise and respected standing in the golf and business communities to further Audubon International’s core mission and execute its strategic plan. Both joined at the invitations of Board Chair Henry DeLozier and Board Vice Chair Rich Katz.
“Henry and Bryan bring a wealth of business expertise, environmental knowledge, and golf industry relationships to our board,” said Audubon International CEO Christine Kane. “We’re looking forward to working with them as we work hard to further our important, vital mission and serve membership in all certification categories.”
Wallmeyer joined ClubWorks in July 2022 as its President & COO. ClubWorks is a newly formed platform of wholly owned and preeminent professional services companies that serve successful private clubs and other elite golf and hospitality organizations locally and globally. Prior to joining ClubWorks, Wallmeyer served as president and CEO of the National Club Association, the lead advocate for private clubs and their leaders on legislative and regulatory issues and the primary resource on club governance and trends. He has a Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing from Villanova University.
Stromme is Vice President of Agronomy at Century Golf Partners based in Dallas, Texas with over 20 years of experience in the golf industry. Prior to joining Century, he was a Regional Director of Agronomy for Troon, and held previous positions as Corporate Account Manager and Regional Sales Director for Rain Bird, Regional Director of Agronomy for Billy Casper Golf, and a golf superintendent at Pulte Homes’ Del Webb, Sun City. He holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota in Environmental Horticulture – Turfgrass Emphasis.
Both men join an Audubon International board of familiar faces and respected colleagues.
“I’ve known Rich Katz through my role at the National Club Association and his at Billy Casper Golf and Buffalo Communications,” Wallmeyer said. “I’ve known Henry DeLozier since working with him and his company, GGA Partners, at NCA.” He also worked with fellow board member Jim Singerling at CMAA. “It’s like coming home to be on this board with people I’ve known for a long time, for an entity for which I’ve always had respect, affection and admiration. Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certification provides great benefit to private clubs and their members on both the environmental and financial sides. I look forward to bringing my experience and standing in the private club industry to create more awareness of the benefits of the program, especially in Green Lodging and Green Hospitality — and to help the organization continue growing.”
Stromme shares the same strong connections. “I’m looking forward to working on the board and doing the right thing for our clients,” Stromme added. “When I worked with Rich Katz at Billy Casper Golf, we had almost 100 percent [Audubon International] membership and certification numbers were high. Both Rich and Henry DeLozier have contributed so much to my career. They are two of the best in the business. Audubon is an important organization and I want to help it continue to grow and help our golf course clients get certified. I want to bring the voice of our partners to the board — that’s where my input will help.”
To learn more about how your local golf course, community or resort can gain recognition for your environmental efforts or to learn how to expand your initiatives through Audubon International’s numerous environmental certifications, visit www.auduboninternational.org or call toll free: 1-844-767-9051
About Audubon International
An environmentally focused non-profit organization, Audubon International offers members numerous certifications and conservation initiatives to protect the areas where we all live, work, and play. Its certifications are designed to increase environmental awareness, encourage sustainable environmental efforts, and educate both its members and their communities.