Our People

Alex Polazzo

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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Caroline Hubbard

Role: Assistant General Manager
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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Caroline Hubbard is the General Manager and came to ClubCorp after the 191 Club and the Commerce Club merged in 2010.

Prior to serving ClubCorp Caroline was the General Manager at the Commerce Club at Broad Street in Atlanta.

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 as General Manager at the Commerce Club, she will now serve as General Manager here at the Plaza Club.

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

Kira Hullinger

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2008
Phone Number: 404.653.9242
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Kira has been Membership Director of The Commerce Club (previously the 191 Club) since January of 2008 and she continues to enjoy meeting and building relationships with Members and prospective Members.  Kira is grateful to be part of such a wonderful Club with great Members! 

Kira is an Atlanta native has a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality administration.  Previously, Kira spent 7 years as Membership Director at another club in the ClubCorp family. 

Kira has earned awards including Membership Director of the Year Award - SE Region, Rookie Membership Director of the Year Award, Rising Star Award, Team of Excellence Awards, numerous President's Club Awards, numerous Club 100 Awards and in 2015 the Hall of Fame Award. 

She looks forward to helping make your Membership at The Commerce Club a memorable experience!

Scott Fillmore

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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Tijuana Plant

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 404.653.9264
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Tijuana is a native of Boston who has returned to her family’s roots and made Atlanta her new home. She began her career in event management in the hallow halls of the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office, where she honed her skills for public and private events. After returning to school for event and conference management, she specialized in employee engagement and corporate planning in the casino industry and has worked on some extraordinary weddings over the last eight years, including an internship with the world renowned Preston Bailey. With over 20 years of experience, she is excited to join the Commerce Club family as the newest Private Events Director.

Erika Goodman

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 404.222.0191 x224
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Originally from Southern California, Erika Goodman has been a Georgia resident since she was nine years old. After graduating from High School she attended Valdosta State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Theater, with a Mass Media emphasis in Radio and Television Broadcasting.

In 2007, Erika moved to Savannah, GA and began working in the Private Club Industry as the Director of Events at The Ford Plantation. For over 6 years Erika managed and produced all of the Club programs, tournaments, private Member events, social events, community outreach initiatives and weddings.

Then, in 2004, she moved back to Atlanta to be closer to her family and began working at the Woodruff Arts Center as the Senior Catering Sales Manager In this role, she was responsible for producing the principal events for the High Museum, Alliance Theater, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and external events for many of the region’s leading corporations.

In her spare time, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, trips to Lake Tahoe and enjoying a nice French Rosé with dinner any time of the year! She is excited to bring her diverse experience to the Commerce Club and bring her client’s dream events and meetings to life. 

Patrick Necessary

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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Ben Moodie

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2017
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Ben Moodie, a native of Louisiana, has fond memories of learning to cook gumbo at a very young age. These early impressions established a culinary background firmly founded in principles of traditional French cuisine that has, over the years, developed into a love affair with the farm-to-table movement. Moodie has proudly been a part of the ClubCorp family for 10+ years, with stops at The Clubs of Kingwood, as Executive Sous Chef from 2010 – 2013, as well as Eagle's Landing Country Club, as Exec Chef from 2013 – 2017, before arriving at The Commerce Club in 2018. He has a passion for developing leaders and prides himself in nurturing future generations of Exec Chefs within the company.

Outside of the kitchen, Chef Moodie enjoys spending his time with the ladies of his life, his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys restoring old cars and fervently rooting for both the Houston Rockets and LSU Tigers.

Anna Chafen

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2013
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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As Member Relations Director for The Commerce Club, Atlanta, one of the most iconic private business clubs in the Southeast, Anna R. Chafen is responsible for planning and coordinating all of the programming for this historic institution. With a membership base of over 2,000 members, and whose Board of Directors is comprised of the top Fortune 500 CEOs in the state, the Club serves as the perfect venue to showcase her many events which frequently feature topics of social relevance.

With her extensive Public Relations education and background, coupled with early years spent living overseas in Quito, Ecuador, South America, Chafen has crafted a particular tenacity for tackling issues involving racial conflict. Striving for justice from a very young age, she fought to have her Montgomery County, GA, school proms integrated. By her college years, her activism was featured in SPIN Magazine. The story was later picked up by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the New York Times Magazine, and various other publications thereafter.

Anna R. Chafen’s most recent accomplishment includes her work spreading awareness about lingering racial conflicts and issues in Georgia. She has most recently been featured on Atlanta’s National Public Radio Station WABE 90.1 and in the documentary “SouthernRites”. The critically-acclaimed HBO film, which was the recipient of a song written and performed by John Legend, can be viewed on OnDemand. 

Besides working for The Commerce Club, Anna plays an active role at Snellville Christian Church. She and her husband reside in Atlanta with their son, Christian, and daughter, Ryan.