John Leinaweaver

Department: Club
Position: General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 941-497-1494

John has forty years of experience in the hospitality industry. His first ten years were served as an executive chef. After spending eight years in the hotel field, John made a career move and started managing local area restaurants. In the 1970s John moved to Sarasota to open Charley’s Crab restaurant located on St. Armand’s Circle. In 2005 he entered the private country club industry. John earned his Certified Club Manager (CCM) status from the Club Managers Association of America (CCMA) in 2013 in which he has been actively involved as a member for five years. John came to Plantation Golf and Country Club in 2009, and has been working hard to help take Plantation out of the real estate meltdown, and get the Club back on track to a positive membership growth. Since John has a background in food and beverage, this has helped create a strong food & beverage department here at Plantation. His main concentration is upgrading the Club facilities and increasing the membership.