Toccoa, Lake Hartwell, GA (October 30, 2013) – Currahee Club has named 28-year industry professional Keith Izydore as director of operations for the 1,200-acre mountain community overlooking Lake Hartwell.

Izydore is an accomplished professional with proven experience in leadership, management, sales and marketing, event management, team development, food and beverage operations, procurement, major account management, real estate sales and development.

Most recently, Izydore was general manager of Pursell Farms and FarmLinks in Sylacauga, Ala. Previous roles as general manager include Gorham’s Bluff in northeast Alabama as well as the award-winning Barnsley Resort and Golf Club in northwest Georgia, and Blackberry Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

He got his start in the hospitality industry serving a variety of leadership roles in food and beverage departments as well as sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Atlanta. During his tenure, all of these properties achieved national recognition for customer service, culinary and golf course operations.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Keith’s caliber join our Currahee family, as his previous experience and background will certainly be a wonderful asset to our organization, as well as our members and property owners,” according to Currahee Club managing director, Andrew Ward.

At Currahee, Izydore will oversee all club operations, culinary programs, staffing, club membership and golf programs.

Izydore is active in the community, volunteering for myriad civic organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and Bartow County Children Shelters. He is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

About Currahee Club
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, atop the shores of Lake Hartwell, the private, gated community of Currahee Club is bringing mountain living to a whole new level. Currahee Club is the site of the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home overlooking hole #17 on Currahee’s award-winning championship golf course. Presented by Currahee Club and Dillard-Jones Builders, the Showcase Home will be open to the public through December 2013. Drawing upon its rich local heritage and picturesque landscape, Currahee – a Cherokee word meaning “stands alone” – truly is one of a kind. Residents and members at Currahee Club enjoy a perfect blend of golf, mountain, lake and club. Residential offerings at Currahee Club are varied and include beautiful mountain Manor homes and charming Cotswold-style cottages. Homes range in price from $300,000 to over $1 million. Currahee Club is part of the Arendale Hospitality portfolio of properties.

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