About Us

Creating Destinations

Club and Leisure Partners is a holding company that manages large scale aquatics and fitness facilities through an expert corporate staff that is both a reliable advisory team and an experienced management team.

CLP was created to better service our clients by giving you easy access to all of our companies and resources. At CLP, we treat our clients, partners and staff like family, which makes what we do ever more distinguished and rewarding.

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Brian Sheehan

Founder & CEO

Background:
Brian founded Swim Club Management Group (SCMG) in 2002. With over fifteen years of experience in the facility management and hospitality industry Brian has led a team of 50+ full-time employees and over 2,000 seasonal employees. Prior to starting SCMG he worked as an Associate for the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP. While at PwC Brian assisted in Public Offerings and worked on the financial audit engagements of some of the largest publicly and privately held companies in the world.

Brain is a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from leadership, aquatics management, summer camps, and hospitality. He has taught workshops for the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), an educational and accreditation organization for private club managers. Brian now serves on the North Carolina Board of Directors for the Community Association Institute and the Board of Directors for Angels of 97 Scholarship Fund.

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Dee Anna Clarke

General Manager & Chief Business Officer

Background:
Dee Anna joined Club and Leisure Partners and Swim Club Management Group as the General Manager & Chief Business Officer in 2019 after a lengthy career in the hospitality industry as a CFO at a top platinum country club.

Dee Anna has been asked to speak at numerous continuing education workshops for the Club Managers Association of American (CMAA) and has also been a keynote speaker at BPO Summit in Bangladesh. Dee Anna and her husband enjoy traveling and are committed to obtaining a new stamp in their passport annually.

Philip Ritchy

Director of Fitness Operations

Background:
Philip has held various roles within Swim Club Management Group (SCMG) since 2005. He has over 15 years of experience in the fitness and large-scale facility operations industry.

Throughout this time, Philip has traveled the country presenting to various groups, working with numerous industry leaders, developed and implemented innovative programming and classes, and launched new fitness products in multiple markets. His most recent projects included collaborating with a new fitness product that was featured on Shark Tank as well as bringing the Rock Steady Boxing program to various markets. Philip is one of the most dynamic and passionate leaders within the industry.

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Brent Welch

Chief Operations Officer

Background:
Brent began his aquatics career in 1998 with Carolina Pool Management in Columbia, South Carolina. Shortly after Brent worked as the Regional Director at SwimAtlanta Pool Management, one of the oldest and most successful pool management companies in the country. Here he was responsible for over 50 of Atlanta’s most distinguished clubs.

Brent transitioned the General Manager position for their sister company, Carolina Pool Management, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he created partnerships with many premiere Triad neighborhoods and began work with Michael Oostman of Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting. In 2011, Brent partnered with Brian Sheehan and Swim Club Management Group where he became the Chief Operating Officer of SCMG and continued to cultivate and oversee relationships in the Raleigh, Richmond and Asheville markets.

Brent has traveled the world consulting on aquatic safety, as a leader in the industry, and uses his vast knowledge to advise on drowning incidents.

Zach Brown

Vice President

Zach began working with Swim Club Management Group (SCMG) in 2015 after spending over a decade in the hospitality and facility management industry. Prior to joining SCMG, he was also involved in the aquatic and risk management industries serving both as a consultant and instructor for various large scale facilities nationwide.
During his time with SCMG, Zach has held various leadership roles in support of the Charlotte market and large scale facility operations across the company. In 2020, he was named Vice President with Club and Leisure Partners.

Erica Copley

Director of Large Scale Aquatics/Youth Programs

Erica joined Swim Club Management Group in 2016, after spending the previous decade in Atlanta, GA working with various large scale facility operations. She has worked in the Aquatics industry since 2001 and in youth programming since 2003.

While in Atlanta, Erica worked in professional sports and the private club industry. She has driven success in all aspects of club management, from membership to programming to overall operations and training. Erica believes in creating smiles for all ages and groups, whether it be one person or 100,000.

Experienced Leadership

With over 60 years in the Aquatics & Facility Management industry, our executive team’s experience speaks for itself. From national safety consultants, to decades of hospitality experience, including their work with platinum-level private clubs; Club and Leisure Partners has experienced what you are going through and has the solution for you!