Gregg Patterson became the General Manager of The Beach Club in 1982 and spent 34 glorious years as their GM, stepping aside for the “next generation” and his next adventure as a full-time speaker and writer with his new company “Tribal Magic!!!” in 2016.
Gregg has been a featured presenter at various business workshops, club management seminars, assistant manager conferences and hospitality forums in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia; teaches club management courses at The Business Management Institute (BMI-II and BMI-V); was an Adjunct Professor in the Collins School of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly University, Pomona for fourteen years; and is a visiting lecturer at various universities both in the states and around the world.
Gregg also writes for Board Room magazine, Club Management magazine, Club Management Perspectives, Golf Retailing magazine, and The St. Andrews Management Center and is the author of “Reflections on the Club Experience,” an anthology of essays on club cultures and operations. In acknowledgment of his efforts as an educator in both the university and the corporate worlds, he was awarded the 2002 Gary Player Private Club Educator of the Year Award by Board Room magazine, the Club Executive of the Year by the Club Management Association of America in 2015, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian Pacific Hospitality Summit in 2015 and the 2015 Board Room magazine Award of Dedication “for his timeless, energetic and dedicated service to the private club industry.”