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!

Derek Richardson

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 404.222.0192
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Originally from Long Island, NY, Derek relocated to Atlanta in 1996 – just in time for the Atlanta Summer Olympics. After pursuing a Cisco Networking Specialist Degree, he quickly jumped into technical sales, working up the ladder with organizations such as AT&T and Sprint. Derek resides in East Atlanta and looks forward to continuing the longstanding Commerce Club tradition of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives.

Elina Huttunen

Role: Member Experience Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 404.653.9263
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Elina joined The Commerce Club from our sister property south of the city. She brings valuable private club experience to the team having served in Member Relations roles at ClubCorp properties at Eagle’s Landing Country Club and White Oak & Canongate 1 Golf Clubs. Prior to joining ClubCorp, Elina had a successful career in marketing and event production working for both global organizations and small startups. She also had an exciting detour in Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. She then found her true calling in the private club industry, specifically in the Member Experience role which combines all her favorite things – event planning, marketing and making connections with the amazing membership.

Elina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Aalto University School of Business. During her Bachelor’s studies she found a passion in marketing and continued her education at the Turku School of Economics where she received her Master’s Degree with a major in Marketing. Elina grew up in Finland, but as she has always been intrigued by other cultures and new adventures she has moved around a lot. She has lived in three countries, on three different continents, but in 2019 found her home in Atlanta which she loves! Southern hospitality, Atlanta United and the warm weather charmed her from day one. She is excited to be a part of the Commerce Club family and looks forward to building relationships in the community.

Kaitlyn Green

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 972.895.3527
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Margaret Burge

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 404.222.0191
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Private Event Director Margaret Burge joins The Commerce Club from Washington, D.C., where she began her career as an event planner for political news publications and worked her way to catering sales for top brand boutique hotels. With a passion for hospitality, Margaret enjoys bringing all types of people together to share unforgettable experiences – and is excited to share this with our Members and guests.

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.