BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (February 6, 2013) - The Toro Company is pleased to announce its renewed multi-year commitment to support The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and The Club Foundation through the CMAA Corporate Alliance Program. In its new five-year agreement, Toro has increased its financial commitment and will remain a Bronze Alliance Partner. In 2007, Toro joined the Corporate Alliance Program becoming the first turf maintenance and irrigation solution company to make a long-term commitment to the development and furtherance of the club management professional.
The Corporate Alliance Program is a collaborative effort between CMAA, The Club Foundation and 15 corporate entities who have demonstrated a leadership role within the club industry. The program connects club management professionals with smart solutions powered by trusted industry partners.
Jim Singerling, CCM, chief executive officer of CMAA and president of The Club Foundation, shares "Without the support of The Toro Company, we could not provide our industry-leading professional development and initiatives which benefit the club management community. We look forward to our continued partnership and the innovation that they bring to our industry."
"The CMAA and Toro closely align in our philosophies of professional development for the purpose of improving the customer experience," said Darren Redetzke, vice president of Toro's Commercial Business. "We're delighted to be extending and enhancing our partnership with the CMAA - serving its members and our industry as a whole."
Toro's Bronze Partnership supports select events and activities at the CMAA World Conference and annual Mid-Management Conference. In addition, its contributions benefit the Chapter and Student Grants program of The Club Foundation.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 6,500 members across all classifications. Manager members operate more than 2,500 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. For more information, please visit www.cmaa.org.
About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. For more information about The Club Foundation, please visit www.clubfoundation.org.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of more than $1.9 billion in fiscal 2012, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries through strong relationships built on integrity and trust, constant innovation, and a commitment to helping customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields.www.toro.com.