Kirk Philippou of Blackhawk Country Club has earned the designation of Certified Club Manager by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.The Club Managers Association of America is the professional association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 6,500 members across all classifications. Manager members operate more than 2,500 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.