ClubCorp Appoints Chief People Officer from Search Led by Hanold Associates


ClubCorp has appointed April Scopa as their Chief People Officer, based in Dallas. Hanold AssociatesKeri Gavin and Jason Hanold led the search.

April Scopa joins ClubCorp from Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group where she was the Executive Vice President and Chief People officer. At ClubCorp, leading a team of more than 15 people, Ms. Scopa will be directly responsible for the overall HR strategy and cultural transformation, managing the alignment of the organization’s people and business objectives.

‘April is an outstanding fit for ClubCorp and its executive leadership team,’ said Keri Gavin, Partner on the search. ‘She is a business-focused HR leader and will be instrumental in ClubCorp’s business and cultural transformations. April is a true culture champion with a proven track record of building high-performing teams in the hospitality industry and we’re excited to see what she and CEO, David Pillsbury, accomplish together!’

Established in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of building relationships and enriching the lives of its members. As the world leader in private clubs, ClubCorp owns and operates more than 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in markets across the country. ClubCorp members have access to the ClubCorp Network of more than 200 owned, operated clubs and alliances, and special offerings at more than 1,000 hotels, resorts and entertainment venues where they live, play and gather with family and friends.

Hanold Associates is a retained executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, and Ford Motor Company, among others.