The Quechee Club (the Club), is honored to announce that Brett Long, President of the Club’s Board of Trustees, has recently been chosen amongst a group of the world’s best, as Top Private Club President by BoardRoom Magazine. Selected as one of 28 “most outstanding” private club presidents, this achievement recognizes Long’s many accomplishments throughout his term, rewarding his efforts towards the betterment of the Club and exemplifying outstanding leadership in the industry.
BoardRoom Magazine is the only publication of its kind that is designed to educate members of the club industry about all aspects of the operation. As announced by the publication, “these board presidents understand the importance of working effectively and efficiently, with their volunteer boards and the dedication that’s required from everyone with whom they work. They practice what they preach - outstanding leadership to maintain best practices and extraordinary member experience for their members’ clubs.”
Long’s chief accomplishments since taking the helm have been the development of a Long Range Capital Study and Strategic Plan, providing the Board and Executive Team with a clear direction for future decision-making and financial requirements. With a visionary approach, Long has set the stage for the next several years at the Club, preparing the member community for the largest project in the Club’s history—a campus-wide renovation, slated for member review and approval in summer of 2021.
“Brett’s leadership has positioned The Quechee Club for success for years to come.” said Brian Kelley, the Club’s general manager and chief operating officer. “Even during times of uncertainty, he remained focused on the future, keeping key initiatives in motion, including the campus-wide renovation plan. He gives people purpose through his formidable example and willingness to keep going.”
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brett focused the Board’s efforts on maintaining a strong financial position, retaining jobs, keeping morale high and maintaining a safe environment for members to continue to enjoy the club. As a result, utilization of outdoor amenities increased, and member sentiment remains positive.
As the Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development, Long’s mission, much like at Quechee, is community-driven. After attending Babson College and New York University, he enjoyed a long career in financial services and small business ownership in the New York metropolitan area before settling down in Vermont. Now, his free time is spent enjoying the Quechee landscape by trail—hiking, biking and skiing.
About The Quechee Club
Located in the town of Hartford set against Vermont’s Green Mountains, The Quechee Club is a four-season lifestyle community, offering access to a spectrum of recreational activities throughout the year. The 6,000-acre residential area was established in 1970 and is stewarded by Quechee Lakes Landowners Association. Home to more than 1400 residents, the Upper Valley destination is known for its quiet countryside setting, environmental landscape, and all-season recreational lifestyle. Member residents, their families and guests, enjoy access to 36 holes of championship golf, racquet sports, indoor and outdoor aquatics, fitness facilities, hiking, kayaking, as well as family programming and events. In addition, the club’s restaurants, Davidson’s and Dewey’s Deck, offer year-round dining; and indoor and outdoor event facilities are available for weddings and events. In the wintertime, the club’s Ski Quechee is widely recognized as a family- and beginner-friendly ski area with ski lift operation, groomed downhill and cross-country trails, and renowned ski school and competitive ski team, all open to the local community. For more information, visit www.quecheeclub.com.