Jeffrey P. McFadden CCM CCE ECM
Jeff McFadden is the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of The Union League of Philadelphia. He grew up on the Jersey Shore where he started in the hospitality industry at a very young age. He worked his way up the food and beverage ladder at the famous Essex and Sussex Hotel, the Shoreham Hotel, and the Warren Hotel. His first club position came in the form of a summer internship at the Mantoloking Yacht Club where he was the club manager. In 1990 he graduated with honors from Cornell’s School of Hotel Management and accepted the position of Food and Beverage Director at the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C.
At 27 years of age Jeff headed west to the University Club of Denver, becoming one of the youngest General Managers in the country. In 1998, at the age of 30, Jeff became the leader of The Union League of Philadelphia. Since his arrival in Philadelphia Jeff has led a total revitalization of The Union League. In 2012 The Union League was honored as the #1 Platinum City Club in America.
Jeff is actively involved with Club Manager Association of America and the National Club Association. He achieved his certification in club management from CMAA in 2001, Honor Society in 2008 then certified as a Chief Executive in 2009. Locally, he co-founded the Philadelphia Club Foundation to support student and manager club education in the Delaware Valley. We the help of chapter members, the Philadelphia Club Foundation now supports 100% of local professional management education as well as three $10,000 student club management annual scholarships.
In 2004 Jeff was honored as Club Manager of the Year by the Philadelphia and Vicinity Chapter. In 2005 and 2009, Jeff was awarded the National Club Association’s Council Member of the Year and in 2012 he was named the National Club Manager of the Year awarded the National Excellence in Club Management.
Jeff McFadden currently is the National Chairman of the National Club Association Foundation, as well as a Board member of Roman Catholic High School, Wings Field, Mid-Atlantic Employers’ Council, and Cornell University’s Society of Hotelmen. In the past he has held Board positions with
Angel Flight East, Avenue of the Arts, Inc., Cradle of Liberty Council – Boy Scouts of America, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, Gulph Creek Hotels, the Pennsylvania Aero Club, and Widener University School of Hospitality.
Jeff is also a private instrument rated pilot and an avid golfer. He lives in Blue Bell, PA, next to Wings Field of course, with Julia, his wife, and Jack and Maddie, their two children.