19TH HOLE: Dishner Named CCNC Manager
Kathee Dishner has been a vibrant member of the Sandhills community for more than two decades, and now she feels she's found the perfect niche.
Dishner, who spent the past 11 years as vice president of operations for the golf management firm Signet Golf Associates in Pinehurst, is moving across the street to assume a position with the Country Club of North Carolina.
She joined the CCNC executive team July 30, assuming duties as club manager at one of the most prestigious clubs in the country..
Dishner, who was resort manager at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club for 10 years prior to joining Signet, was among nearly three dozen candidates interviewed for the club manager position at CCNC. She impressed the club's leadership with her extensive background in management, attention to detail and team-oriented approach to operations.
"We had several criteria in mind -- excellent communication skills, high integrity and a good background from a knowledge standpoint," said Dick Schwob, chairman of the house committee. "Kathee was outstanding in all categories.
"We felt she would bring to the Country Club of North Carolina exactly what we wanted in terms of a club manager, and we've been excited and elated with her performance so far."
Dishner joins a senior management team that includes CFO Joann Phillips and Director of Golf Jeff Dotson. In her new role, she oversees clubhouse operations, member relations, the food and beverage department, maintenance, housekeeping, the pool and tennis center and security.
"The Country Club of North Carolina is steeped in tradition and has a stellar reputation," Dishner said. "I feel very fortunate to be working for such a prestigious club."
Dishner says she is most excited about focusing on one facility after directing operations at a number of golf clubs throughout the Southeast for Signet Golf.
"I've been in the Pinehurst area 22 years, and this is the right fit," she said. "It allows me to utilize my hands-on approach to management for a single organization as opposed to spreading it across several golf clubs."
Dishner, a Virginia native, holds a degree in communications from James Madison University. She and her husband, Jess, have two daughters: Brandee, 26, and Brittney, 20.
The Country Club of North Carolina is a private, gated community featuring two of the best golf courses in the South. Its distinguished membership stretches across the state, the nation and internationally.
For more information, visit www.ccofnc.com.
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