Kevin Hood, CCM, M.Ed.
Executive Director, Club Benchmarking
Kevin Hood has over 25 years of club management, wellness & hospitality experience, including serving in senior leadership roles at some of the most exclusive athletic and country club properties in the world. Kevin joined the nationally renowned Club Benchmarking team in May of 2018 as their Executive Director for the Mountain/Central 13-state region stretching from Montana to Texas which he supports from his home base in Denver, Colorado.Kevin served for seven years as the Chief Operating Officer for Cherry Hills Country Club where he oversaw the hosting of the 2014 PGA TOUR’s Tournament-of-the-Year BMW Championship, featuring the nation’s top 72 professional golfers that also raised $3.5 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation. In 2013, he was honored by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s with the Mary Bea Porter Award for saving the life of a Club member by providing CPR. He has built a solid reputation serving highly discerning clientele, as a trusted executive and respected leader by boards of directors, and as a warm and engaging manager with an inclusive leadership style.Kevin earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he was a starting linebacker for the Buffalo’s football team. He went on to play professional football with the Denver Gold of the United States Football League, before launching a personal training company that signaled the start of his 30-year career in the Club business. He earned his M.Ed. in Exercise and Health Related Fitness from the University of Houston.Kevin has an active community life having served on the city of Wheat Ridge Economic Development Organization as President, the Chairperson of the Wheat Ridge Recreation Commission, and on the city’s Urban Renewal Authority. He also served as President of the Club Management Association of America’s Mile High Chapter for two years and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. Kevin lives with his wife of 23 years, Brenda, in Lakewood, CO. They have one son, Noah, currently a Junior at the University of Colorado majoring in Physics.