Two new names have been added to the list of fellows that have been selected into The Quail Institute at Quail Hollow Club. Frankie Cardelle (agronomy fellow) and Christian Arroyo (club management fellow) join the select group that have made their way into this one-of-a-kind program that started back in 2017.
The Quail Institute concept was developed to respond to both the industry and individual needs within the club profession. The Quail Institute focuses on the skills and competencies required to fully develop club industry professionals into an advocate for leading change. The learning gained by the Fellows will filter not only to the direct stakeholders involved in the program but also the wider club industry having positive effects for the profession. The program includes Fellows selected from the very best candidates to undertake the program on an annual basis.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome these latest two young professionals into The Quail Institute program,” Quail Hollow Club general manager Tom DeLozier said. “They were very impressive in the interview process and unanimously convinced the board they would be the right two candidates for this year’s program. Our track record of taking in these young professionals, putting them through the one-year curriculum and assisting them with placement at the end speaks for itself. We couldn’t have taken this idea as far as we have without our partners at John Deere and Greenville Turf and Tractor. They have made a real commitment to this program."
“The Quail Institute Fellowship program has been designed to go far beyond the current curriculums being delivered today,” Greenville Turf and Tractor President Bob Mauragas said. “It is designed to develop the leaders of tomorrow. The curriculum takes a holistic approach exploring the key business competencies and leadership abilities needed to drive success. The curriculum requires the fellows to pursue critical thinking, challenging them to analyze and assess practices and then create, lead and implement change. We are proud to be part of this program as part of our commitment to both Quail Hollow Club and the industry itself.”
“The Quail Institute is structured as a non-profit organization,” stated Mike Kelly, partner at Colt Mackenzie MacNair, who operates The Institute. “It has received an initial investment, but it is also in search of industry leaders, companies and universities that might want get involved. The plan is to continue to develop relationships, engage business leaders and form strategic alliances to further enhance the impressive curriculum that has already been put together.”