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The Private Club Advisor

(Also known as The PCA) is a monthly business letter written for general managers, owners, operators and board members of private clubs. The letter is designed to educate and inform decision makers of private clubs on industry trends, governmental regulations, recommended policies, best practices and more. The simple and condensed four-page format creates a quick and efficient resource that keeps club executives up to date on relevant, important and helpful information to ensure a more effective decision-making process.

Each issue covers a wide variety of topics resulting in a powerful and valuable resource for private, semi-private, country, yacht, city, golf, tennis, university, military, athletic, resort-style or other type of private membership club.


The PCA-Plus is bi-monthly newsletter only available to current subscribers of The Private Club Advisor. PCA-Plus focuses on operations and is written for general managers and club management teams.

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Who We Are

The Private Club Advisor was launched in 1990 by Eldon Miller, a journalist with more than 40 years experience in the club industry. Miller was joined in 2003 by former Club Management magazine Editor Teri Finan. In 2012, Jackie Carpenter took over as the third Editor in the history of the publication. Miller continues to serve as Editor at Large.

Jackie Carpenter

Editor Jackie Carpenter, CCM has been in the hospitality industry for 20+ years including 14 years with private clubs. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in hotel and restaurant management from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and a Master’s Degree in hospitality management from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Jackie has been a long time member of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and earned her Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation from the association in 2010. Her work in private clubs has included Cordillera in Vail, CO, Wakonda Club in Des Moines, IA, Dallas Country Club in Dallas, TX, and Nashville City Club in Nashville, TN and positions held include Clubhouse Manager, Membership Director and Director of Club Experiences.