Our People

Chris Collins

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 404.653.9235
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Christopher is a highly accomplished senior executive with a record of success, supported with an extensive well-rounded background with prestigious hotels, state of the art sports & entertainment venues, entertainment districts, and private membership clubs.

Prior to joining The Commerce Club, Christopher served as the General Manager of The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters known as The Star in Frisco, where he led and built a multifaceted hospitality operation focusing on all fan and guest facing aspects of the 91-acre entertainment complex. Previous to The Star, Christopher was the Director of Operations of The AT&T Center located in San Antonio, Texas. He also holds an extensive multi-property stint with Marriott International across both the Southwest and Southeast regions including The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, adjacent to TPC Sawgrass and PGA Tour headquarters, The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

Christopher is a passionate leader who focuses on member and guest experiences through creating an excellent culture internally and externally, innovation, creativity and bonding of strong community.

In his spare time, Christopher enjoys moments with family and friends, golf, traveling and engagement in the community.

Caroline Hubbard

Role: Assistant General Manager
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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Caroline Hubbard is the Assistant General Manager and came to ClubCorp after the 191 Club and the Commerce Club merged in 2010. With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry she began as hostess and used her affiliation with the Club Managers Association of America to rise from hostess, to Director of Services, Assistant General Manager and ultimately to General Manager at the original Commerce Club on Broad Street in Atlanta.

If Caroline can ever be of service, please do not hesitate to call her!

Ashley Marshall

Role: Director of Member Experience
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 404.653.9263
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As the Director of Member Experience, Ashley is dedicated to curating and enhancing Club Life though programming, communications, and member engagement. Ashley is relocating from Charleston, South Carolina, where she most recently served as the Senior Director of Member Engagement for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Ashley was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern University. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband and in her spare time enjoys spending time on the lake with her family and friends.

Dana Tuit

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 404.222.9945
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Dana came to us from Charlotte, North Carolina and is originally from Middletown, New York. She has several years of experience in the hospitality industry under the Trump Organization. This includes working her way up at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte to being transferred to the Trump National Golf Club Westchester location as the Membership and Marketing Director. Dana has been involved with sales ever since she graduated college with a degree in Marketing and Professional Selling from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Shari Baron

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2021
Phone Number: 404.222.0192
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As a military brat, Shari grew up all over the world. However, she considers Hollywood, FL to be her hometown. She obtained a degree in Public Relations, with an emphasis on Graphic Design and Photography from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - an HBCU located in Tallahassee, Florida. Over the past 10 years, Shari’s marketing and event planning career has afforded her the unique opportunity to live on three different continents, in four different countries and in nine different cities before calling Atlanta, GA her home. During her travels she strengthened her marketing experience and brings to ClubCorp a diverse understanding and an appreciation for working with individuals of different backgrounds and all walks of life.

Nick DeFelice

Role: Food and Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 404.222.9107
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Nick is an accomplished hospitality leader that brings a robust and passionate background in Food and Beverage. Nick’s daily drive stems from his dedication to lasting relationships that are built through his passion and innovation within the service industry.

Nick joins The Commerce Club from Dallas, Texas where he oversaw the Food and Beverage platform and service programming initiatives at The Cowboys Club located at The Star, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. 

Here, Nick led his team through focusing on the innovation of ongoing food and beverage trends, while driving a one of a kind member experience that developed strong relationships within the community.

Prior to joining The Cowboys Club, Nick resided in Austin, Texas where he assisted Steiner Ranch Steakhouse in building one of the most exclusive wine programs in the city limits. 

In his spare time, Nick enjoys running Spartan Races, and is currently training for the New York Marathon.

Rachid Yamani

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 404.222.0191 x:2636
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Rachid is an accomplished culinary leader that brings a robust background with international experience. Rachid’s daily drive stems from his dedication to Culinary Arts and the ever changing innovative trends in food.

Rachid joined The Commerce Club from Tampa, Florida where he was the Culinary Director of Bulla Restaurant Group, overseeing the culinary platform and kitchen operations. Prior to joining Bulla, Rachid held multiple Executive Chef roles with numerous impressive establishments such as The Grand Lux Café at the Venetian Las Vegas, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Jackson’s Bistro in Tampa, Florida and The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Being a native Moroccan, Rachid left his home country at a young age to travel and experience the many cuisines of Europe and later studied restaurant management and the science of culinary art. Being fluent in English, French, Spanish and Farsi, Rachid was able to immerse himself in the European culture and study the traditional and authentic ways of European cooking.

In his spare time, Rachid enjoys family engagement and spending time in the community.

Melanie Maxwell

Role: Private Event Director
Serving Since: 2021
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Melanie Maxwell was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia – A True Georgia Peach. She attended Georgia State University, where she received a degree in Marketing and Business. She also received a Certification in Event Planning from Clayton State University.

Melanie’s job history includes being an Assistant General Manager of Arizona’s Steakhouse, Marketing Assistant for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and most recently the Sales and Marketing Manager for The Capital Grille. 

Melanie is passionate about sports; rooting for all Atlanta Teams. She also enjoys traveling, wine and good food. Her words to live by: Treat others as you want to be treated.