Gregg Patterson

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!) in 2016. Since that time, he has worked with his members, Boards, and committees to enhance the value and reputation of The Beach Club in the Los Angeles community.   Prior to becoming the General Manager of the Beach Club, he was the Assistant Manager of the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and also worked as a Systems Analyst for the U.S. Army Club System. 

Gregg is a Senior Associate with Kapoor and Kapoor Hospitality Consultants, where he teaches certification courses in leadership and marketing for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), an organization consisting of owners/franchisees of limited service hotels in the U.S. under such brands as Clarion, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, Best Western and others.

Building on his experience as a club manager, Gregg has been a featured presenter at various club management seminars, assistant manager conferences and hospitality forums around the world, including Canada, Ireland, the U.K., Spain, France, Denmark, Hungary, China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, France and Colombia. He has conducted management development programs on a variety of topics for many organizations, e.g., the Army Club System, Para Los Ninos, the Junior League of Los Angeles, the P.G.A., Lawry’s Corporation, Sea World, the California Restaurant Association, the California Teachers Association, the Professional Club Marketing Association, The European Golf Course Owners Association, the National Golf Course Owners Association (U.S.) and the International Association of Hospitality Accountants.

On the academic front, he served as an Adjunct Professor in the Collins School of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly University, Pomona for fourteen years. He currently teaches at various Business Management Institute programs and is a Visiting Professor at two universities in Gujarat, India. He has spoken to club management classes and associations at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Cornell University and the University of Houston.

Gregg also writes a monthly column for Board Room magazine and is the author of Reflections on the Club Experience, an anthology of essays on club cultures and operations. In acknowledgement 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.

He serves on the Board of Trustees at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine and has been active in the Southern California Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America.

Gregg earned an M.P.S. degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a B.A. in British Imperial History from Colgate University. When not involved in his professional responsibilities, you will find Gregg pursuing one of his many “developed passions” — reading, bicycle touring around the world, playing paddle tennis, flying his airplane, or, as a licensed minister, performing wedding and funeral services for family and friends.

Gregg and his wife Elaine have been happily settled in Los Angeles, California for the last thirty-three years.

You can contact Gregg on [email protected]

MDP Sessions Delivered:

  • Ethic Leadership, MDP 3
  • Committee Strategising, MDP 3
  • Social Net Worth, MDP 3