Patrick DeLozier

Director

Modern requirements and expectations of club managers are more demanding than ever before. We at GGA are proud to support superior clubs and resorts around the world in sourcing the very best executive and leadership talent.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Science Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Club Management Specialization
University of South Carolina

Patrick is a Director with GGA, specializing in Executive Search solutions and contributing deep expertise to GGA’s Strategy and Operations consulting assignments. GGA clients benefit from Patrick’s robust network within the club management community and reap the rewards of his intimate knowledge of club management roles, responsibilities, and challenges.

Patrick joined GGA in 2019 to continue expanding on what has already been an illustrious career in the private club industry. Patrick’s most recent post before joining GGA was as the Chief Operating Officer at The Alotian Club, an ultra-exclusive private club owned by Mr. Warren Stephens, who Patrick continues to serve as a Special Advisor. As the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager at several of the nation’s most esteemed and prestigious clubs, and the Club Manager at Augusta National Golf Club, home to the world-famous Masters Golf Tournament, Patrick has a deep understanding of private club operations.

Through his active involvement in national associations and contributions to a growing list of state boards, committees, and volunteer organizations, Patrick not only understands club managers but has become recognized as a servant leader among them and is known as a trustworthy and reliable advocate for their success in club management.

In his younger years, Patrick had aspirations of becoming a professional soccer player when he was a teenager in South America, growing up in La Paz with his American-Bolivian family. Having worked in resorts since the age of 16, Patrick’s interest in the hospitality industry rose to the forefront after he entered college in the United States.

He was also influenced by his uncle Henry DeLozier’s work in golf course community development. The resort-golf combination led him to a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management with a specialization in club management from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 2001. Patrick continues to support his alma mater, currently serving on the Dean’s advisory board for the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management college and featuring as a frequent lecturer.

Patrick began his golf industry career with the Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, working as food and beverage manager from 2001 to 2005. He served as Club Manager for six years at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia following his stint at Myers Park.

Patrick left Augusta in 2011 to become general manager and chief operating officer at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, home to the Crowne Plaza Invitational, a PGA Tour event. In 2014, he moved to Arkansas to work for Mr. Warren Stephens as the chief operating officer of The Alotian Club, west of Little Rock. In 2016 he was recognized among Arkansas’ Top-40-Under-40 for his success in club leadership. Patrick was selected to attend the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to shape the future of the state by having an honest look at some of the toughest issues impacting Arkansas. His group would go on to present actions for reform to Governor Asa Hutchinson.

DeLozier is active in the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and has served in regional association chapters as well as on state boards and committees in Texas, Georgia, and Arkansas.

He also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Alliance of Recreational Organizations, Inc. (TARO). During his tenure on the Board, he was involved in the state legislative and regulatory processes for the benefit of its supporters and their constituents. Under his leadership, TARO successfully advocated for clubs and defended the Greenbelt law.

Patrick has been recognized by the National Restaurant Association as a recipient of the Salute to Excellence Award, which recognizes the top industry leaders and educators in their esteemed leadership and extraordinary academic accomplishments.

As a dual-citizen and bilingual Bolivian, loyalty and family are most important to Patrick, who enjoys spending time with his wife Tish and their children Lucas, Kennedy, and Henry outside of work.

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