Official City of Coral Gables Press Release
The City of Coral Gables Community Recreation Department has named Candy Kakouris, Director of the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club. She will oversee all aspects of the facility’s operations including membership recruitment and relations, special event planning, management, and budgeting, and be the point person for all the ongoing improvement projects the city is undertaking to refurbish and upgrade the club.
“Candy’s background and experience in the hospitality industry coupled with her long-time passion for our city’s history and architecture make her ideally suited for this new role,” said Fred Couceyro, Community Recreation director. “As a Coral Gables native and resident, she understands the vital role the country club can play in building community. Throughout the years she has built strong relationships throughout South Florida and particularly in Coral Gables, important as we look to grow membership and events at the club.”
Kakouris has more than three decades of professional experience in hospitality, training and development, human resources, management, sales, and event planning. For the past eight years she was Director of The Club at the Biltmore Hotel. In that role she managed day-to-day operations of this private club. She coordinated promotions, recruitment, and special events for the more than 1,200 club members.
For two years she led training and development at the Biltmore Hotel. She also worked at the Miami Herald Media company as Manager of Advertising Sales Training and Development Manager and at the Conrad-Hilton Miami managing their training program. Throughout the years she has also held numerous roles in advertising sales.
She is a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Hotel and Motel Association. Kakouris attended Rhodes University in Memphis.