Dear Members and Staff,

I am delighted to share with you some exciting news about the future of our Birmingham Country Club. We have recently appointed a new General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Tai Tran, CCM. Tai brings an impressive breadth of experience and a proven track record in the management and operations of top-tier clubs; The Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco, California, and the Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, in 2022, Tai was honored with the prestigious Rising Star Award, presented by the esteemed McMahon Group and National Club Association. This recognition is extended to individuals who demonstrate immense potential and dedication in the private club industry.

Tai’s career is highlighted by his leadership roles at two prestigious Platinum Clubs of America, and his tenure at the #1 Athletic Club in America. Platinum Clubs of America is an esteemed organization that identifies and acknowledges the country’s most distinguished private clubs, considering elements such as the quality of membership, tradition, club culture, amenities, and overall excellence. Moreover, his active engagement with the Platinum Clubs of America has enabled him to build an extensive network of industry contacts. This will prove invaluable when seeking advice, collaboration, or partnerships to contribute to our club’s growth and prosperity.

Tai’s broad understanding of the standards and expectations associated with such elite clubs makes him a superb fit for our community. Throughout his career, he has emphasized the importance of delivering exceptional service, maintaining world-class facilities, and nurturing a strong sense of community. This approach will be pivotal in strengthening our club’s reputation as a premier destination for our distinguished members.

In July, there will be opportunities to meet Tai and welcome him to our community. I am confident that you will find him to be a dedicated, dynamic, and approachable leader. Please join me in extending a warm Birmingham Country Club welcome to Tai.

Thank you for your continued support of the Birmingham Country Club. Here’s to a bright future under Tai’s leadership!


Ed Kruske

Board of Directors
Birmingham Country Club