Fitzsimmons New GM of Governors Club

KemperSports recently announced the appointment of Jim Fitzsimmons to general manager of The Governors Club in Brentwood, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville.

With more than 30 years' experience in the golf and country club industry, Fitzsimmons returns to the KemperSports team after 10 years as the general manager of Valencia Country Club in Valencia, Calif., a club previously managed by KemperSports.

During his tenure at Valencia Country Club, Fitzsimmons was instrumental to the financial success and continued property improvements of the facility. From 2002 to 2012, Fitzsimmons supervised a $2.5-million clubhouse and amenity reconstruction project at Valencia to improve the overall food and beverage experience, increase membership sales and develop a number of new social events for the membership.

"Jim is an experienced club manager with a passion for member service and keen attention to detail," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer for KemperSports. "We have big plans for the Governors Club and we will look to Jim to lead the capital improvement process while improving member and guest service."

Prior to Valencia Country Club, Fitzsimmons was involved with some of the country's finest clubs, including Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore., Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland, Texas, and Bentwater Yacht & Country Club in Montgomery, Texas.

"The Governors Club is a well-respected private club in a great Nashville community and I look forward to working with the membership as we improve the club," said Fitzsimmons.

The Governors Club is the centerpiece of a private golf community that features more than 430 residences and various amenities, including its Arnold Palmer Signature Design Golf Course. The 18-hole layout spreads across 200 acres and boasts scenic stone and rockwork along with waterfalls and dramatic elevation changes.

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