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Marriott Golf Management Team

Claye Atcheson - Vice President

Claye Atcheson
Vice President

Claye Atcheson is Vice President, Marriott Golf – The Americas. His responsibilities include golf operations and business planning.

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Claye Atcheson is Vice President, Marriott Golf – The Americas. His responsibilities include golf operations and business planning.

Since joining Marriott Golf in 1977, and in addition to his current role as Vice President, Atcheson has served as the Director of Golf at various Marriott properties, including Griffin Gate Golf Resort in Lexington, Kentucky and Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Atcheson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Arizona State University. He is actively involved in the golf community, serving as a member of The PGA of America, the Club Managers Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association and the Urban Land Institute. Atcheson is also an Advisory Board Member of the National Golf Course Owner’s Association and serves on The PGA of America’s National Committee for Employment.

claye.atcheson@marriottgolf.com

Bill Nault - Vice President

Bill Nault
Vice President

Bill Nault is Vice President, Marriott Golf – Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Asia Pacific region and Marriott Lodging in the United Kingdom. His responsibilities include golf operations, development, and business planning.

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Bill Nault is Vice President, Marriott Golf – Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Asia Pacific region and Marriott Lodging in the United Kingdom. His responsibilities include golf operations, development, and business planning.

Nault is a long standing member of The PGA of America and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Ferris State University. He joined Marriott Golf in 1983 and has held leadership positions at several of Marriott’s premier resorts, including Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nault has extensive golf operations experience at multiple facility types, including resort, public, and private clubs within the Marriott portfolio.

william.nault@marriottgolf.com

Jim Keane - Senior Director, Operations and Development

Jim Keane
Senior Director, Operations and Development

Jim Keane is Senior Director of Operations and Development Planning for Marriott Golf. In this role, Keane is responsible for coordinating the acquisition of new properties, to include contracting, project feasibility, management transition, and marketing.

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Jim Keane is Senior Director of Operations and Development Planning for Marriott Golf. In this role, Keane is responsible for coordinating the acquisition of new properties, to include contracting, project feasibility, management transition, and marketing. In addition, Keane supports golf operations for Marriott Golf, Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club in North America, the Caribbean, Europe,  Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

A graduate of The University of California, Davis and a Class A Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America, Keane began his career with Marriott International in 1993. He has extensive golf operations experience in multiple facility types, including resort, public, and private clubs within the Marriott portfolio. Prior to his current role, Keane served in various corporate capacities involving operations and development, and was the Director of Golf Operations at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

jim.keane@marriottgolf.com

Senior Director, Marketing and eCommerce

Brett Stark
Senior Director, Marketing & eCommerce

Brett Stark is Senior Director of Marketing and eCommerce for Marriott Golf. In his role, Stark is responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs designed to drive incremental rounds of golf and rooms/golf packages at the company’s managed resorts, as well as management fees, consulting fees, and technical services fees.

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Brett Stark is Senior Director of Marketing and eCommerce for Marriott Golf.  In his role, Stark is responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs designed to drive incremental rounds of golf and rooms/golf packages at the company’s managed resorts, as well as management fees, consulting fees, and technical services fees.  Further, Stark will work closely with all Marriott Golf-managed properties to optimize the system-wide implementation and success of programs across the entire organization.  

Additionally, Stark will lead eCommerce, digital and social media programming for Marriott Golf, while directing all marketing and revenue management programs.  Stark supports Marriott Golf, Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Golf Academy, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Stark comes to Marriott Golf from Chicago-based EZLinks Golf, LLC., a PGA TOUR affiliated company, where he served as Senior Manager, Client Services, working with many of golf industry’s leading golf management companies and golf travel organizations.  Prior to EZLinks, Stark worked at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in Chicago, serving as Assistant Manager.

brett.stark@marriott.com

Robert Waller - Senior Director, Golf Grounds

Robert Waller
Senior Director, Golf Grounds

Robert Waller is Senior Director of Golf Grounds, Marriott Golf. Waller is responsible for the ongoing golf grounds operations and construction for Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., and Marriott Lodging in the Caribbean, Latin America, and United Kingdom.

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Robert Waller is Senior Director of Golf Grounds, Marriott Golf. Waller is responsible for the ongoing golf grounds operations and construction for Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., and Marriott Lodging in the Caribbean, Latin America, and United Kingdom.

Since joining Marriott Golf in 1997, Waller completed the successful grow-in and operation of The Frog Golf Club and has participated in more than twenty golf course construction and renovation projects.

Waller is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent accredited by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and serves on several golf industry committees, including Audubon International, National Golf Course Owners Association, and Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

robert.waller@marriottgolf.com

David Robinson - Senior Director, Grounds

David Robinson
Senior Director, Grounds

David Robinson is Director of Golf Grounds, Marriott Golf. Robinson is responsible for the ongoing golf grounds operations and construction in North America for Marriott and Renaissance
lodging brands.

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David Robinson is Director of Golf Grounds, Marriott Golf. Robinson is responsible for the ongoing golf grounds operations and construction in North America for Marriott and Renaissance lodging brands.

Robinson earned a degree in Golf Course Management and a Certificate in Turf Equipment Management from Lake City Community College. He served as Superintendent of Golf Grounds at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Naples, Florida.

Robinson is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent and a Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, Central Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, and the Florida Turfgrass Association. He also serves on the Audubon International’s Golf Advisory Council and chairs the Industry Advisory committee with the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association.

david.robinson@marriottgolf.com