What is in this article?:
- The Visionary: East Bank Club Founder Daniel Levin
- Law, Politics and Real Estate
- The Origins of the Club
- Still Hard at Work
- Sidebar: The Famous and a Future President Work Out at East Bank Club
- Sidebar: Longtime Employees Lead to Success of East Bank Club
- Sidebar: Club Industry Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
East Bank Club founder and CEO Daniel Levin is the 2013 recipient of Club Industry's Lifetime Achievement Award. He will receive the award Oct. 24 at the Club Industry Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. Photo by Brian McConkey.
Sidebar: Longtime Employees Lead to Success of East Bank Club
East Bank Club founder and CEO Daniel Levin attributes the success of the club to his staff and executive team, many of whom have been at the club for years.
Of the 650 employees at East Bank Club, 45 percent (292) have worked at the club 10 or more years. And of those 292 employees, 79 have worked 20 or more years, 37 have worked 25 or more years and seven have worked at the club 30 or more years.
Among the executive team, Club Manager Simon Meredith has been at East Bank Club since the beginning. Not far behind are Senior Manager Joe Rossie (28 years) and Mike Romano, director of food and beverage (27 years).
“He’s our boss, but he’s also our friend, and he enjoys the friendship,” Rossie says of Levin. “He covets the friendship.”
Romano adds: “What keeps me here is I can’t imagine a better place to work. I couldn’t possibly think of leaving the guy.”
Kevin Brooks, director of human resources, has served 19 years at East Bank Club, and Chief Financial Officer Dale McCarrell has worked at the club 11 years.