By Samantha Husted
Island Country Club has seen extensive changes over the past year. The newest change comes in the form of both a promotion and a new hire. Dedicated employee and longtime Southwest Florida resident, Heather Hall, has been promoted to the Director of Membership and Marketing. New hire, Courtney Stevenson of Bonita Springs, has taken on the position of Executive Assistant to the General Manager.
Originally from New Jersey, Heather moved to Marco Island as a young teenager. In 2010, she graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Public Relations. After graduation, Heather began working at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida. Ultimately, she made the move back to Marco Island, which Heather describes as “coming home.” Heather has spent the last two years working at Island Country Club as their Membership Assistant. Heather brings to her new role a passion to serve the Island Country Club community and an exuberance to provide creative and innovative ideas.
“Island Country Club’s membership is second to none,” said Heather Hall. “Our membership is a place where friends become family. It’s a fantastic environment for members and staff alike!”
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Courtney Stevenson graduated from Niagara University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Destination Management. In 2009, Courtney decided to make the move to the “hospitality driven mecca” that is Southwest Florida and began working in the country club circuit. With hard work and dedication, Courtney accepted a position at the well-known Arnold Palmer Signature Designed Golf Course, Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club in Estero, as the Executive Assistant to General Manager, Peter Cizdziel, prior to making the move to Island Country Club in August 2016. Peter began at Island Country Club last June as the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer.
“I knew it was only a matter of time before Courtney would be joining our team, said Peter Cizdziel. “I have had the good fortune to work with Courtney at my previous club and her experience, professionalism, outstanding team approach and infectious positive attitude is exactly what this club needed. Her impact on the membership and staff of the Island Country Club was immediate, profound and is ongoing.”