Tai Tran, assistant general manager of the Detroit Athletic Club, has been named the Rising Star Award winner by the McMahon Group and National Club Association.
“I’m humbled and honored to be nominated by Charles Johnson and recognized by my peers for such a prestigious award,” says Tran. “Being a strong leader and pushing for perfection in everything we do is the expectation here at the DAC. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent the best in our industry.”
Award winners are selected through nominations submitted on behalf of qualified candidates by other parties. Recipients are selected solely on their achievements at the club they currently manage. A Selection Committee comprised of a peer group of club managers conducts the judging for the ECM Awards; the McMahon Group and NCA are not involved in the selection of the winners.
Tran has been the assistant general manager at the DAC since February 2020, bringing 12 years of experience as clubhouse manager and other roles from the Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco.
“Tai came on board at the Detroit Athletic Club during a precarious time,” says Charles Johnson, executive manager of the DAC. “He joined the team as the club was transitioning leadership of general managers and just as the pandemic was beginning in the U.S. His first day was the day Michigan’s Governor closed all businesses.
“As city clubs struggled throughout the pandemic, Tai helped the DAC endure and emerge stronger. He was the ideal leader for the time, as he led his teams to successful performance during trying times.”