Dr. Cyd Bougae has had a distinguished professional and academic career. Academically, she is a past full time professor at New York University in the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism and at Montclair State University in the Feliciano School of Business, teaching classes in the Department of Management. Professionally, she has held executive leadership roles with several global membership organizations. This includes serving as Senior Vice President of Professional Development for the Club Managers Association of America, a membership association for managers of private clubs and as a Regional Director of Human Resources for Club Corp, a membership organization, comprised of private golf, country clubs, business clubs and resorts.
As Senior Vice President at CMAA she oversaw the prestigious industry certification, the CCM- certified club manager designation. She was also responsible for the educational programming for the annual Golf Industry Show attended by 21,000 and the association’s annual World Conference on Club Management. From 2002 to 2014, Dr. Bougae was under contract with Augusta National Golf Club, site of the mega sporting event, the Masters Tournament, to provide management and human resource consulting services. She created and facilitated their Programs for Leadership Development, an ongoing leadership-training program conducted for all levels in the club.
Dr. Bougae earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in business administration, majoring in hospitality management in the Dedman School of Hospitality. She has served on the National Alumni Board for the Dedman School of Hospitality and is a past president. In 2006, she was honored as the Alumna of the Year for FSU’s College of Business and the Dedman School of Hospitality.
Dr. Bougae has also served on the advisory boards for Rosen College at UCF and the School of Hospitality at University of South Carolina. Dr. Bougae has further distinguished herself professionally by recently being interviewed and quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Hotel News Now, and did an on camera interview with Globo TV in Brazil. Dr. Bougae is a Lifetime member of the Alumni Association.