Serving since 2020
James (Jim) Haughney serves as General Manager of the Citrus Club overseeing Membership, Marketing, Operations and Asset Care of the Club. A 28-year resident of Orlando, originally from Manhattan, Haughney most recently served as General Manager of the B Resort Disney Springs. Starting out in the Restaurant Industry, Haughney joined Hilton Hotels and was Chef of the Marco Polo Club of the Waldorf Astoria NYC. Jim brings 35+ years’ experience in hospitality including Club Management, Timeshare Member Management, Restaurant and Catering Event Management, Hotels and Resort Management, Spa, Golf and Retail oversight. Jim has served in senior corporate roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Crescent Hotels, and Holiday Inn Club Vacations with responsibility for managing sales & marketing, human resources, information technology, hotel, club, gaming and timeshare accounting, design and renovation, and new hotel and restaurant opening. Jim attended Iona College and Brooklyn College for Ho...
Member Relations Director
Serving since 2005
Originally from central Illinois, Traci received a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University. From there, she has worked for a variety of companies, including Walt Disney World, Villa's of Grand Cypress, Marriott and Continental Airlines and has lived in Houston, Cleveland and St. Louis.After joining the Citrus Club team as the Member Relations Director in 2005, she also became a Regional Field Specialist for Invited, which helps coach and train new MRD's in the company.Traci will consistently share that she loves seeing the connections that happen at our Club every day. As part of her role is planning events for Members to meet each other, she truly strives to make sure Members are getting the most out of their membership. She also has witnessed so many business partnerships and friendships and believes this has to do with the quality of people that are Members of the Citrus Club.
Event Sales Director
Serving since 2020
Molly Kirk was born and raised in sunny Florida. She chose to attend the University of North Florida to continue to enjoy the warm weather. She set forth in the hospitality industry while in college at TPC Sawgrass, home to PGA TOUR headquarters, and world-renowned golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach that hosts THE PLAYERS Championship. She stayed with TPC Sawgrass for more than thirteen years, working in all facets of the company, but mostly in Private Events. She has an eye for detail and a great passion for fulfilling the vision of clients on some of the most important and memorable days of their lives. She moved down to Orlando with her family in January and is excited to be a part of the Citrus Club family.
Event Sales Director
Serving since 2021
Elba Ortega-Cruz migrated to the United States in 1988 from Nicaragua to pursue her passion for helping others. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College and began her career. Today, Elba has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry working with several industry leaders such as the Ritz Carlton, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Bulla Gastrobar with a passion for service and keen eye for details, Elba has flourished throughout her career. Elba's exceptional management skills and her ability to build relationships with her clients makes her a highly sought after partner. She joined the Orlando community nearly 15 years ago and has developed deep relationships throughout the central Florida area, which makes her an asset for City Club Orlando. Personally, Elba enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, along with the rest of her extended family.
Serving since 2022
Glenn hails from London, England with over 40 years of gastronomical experience working at some of the most acclaimed restaurants across the globe. He has worked alongside Michelin-starred Chefs Marco Pierre White at The Restaurant Marco Pierre White and the Café Royal, Thomas Keller at The French Laundry and Bouchon, Alain Ducasse at Mix at Mandalay Bay, Gordon Ramsey at The Canteen, and Guy Savoy at Restaurant Guy Savoy. After climbing the culinary ladder in Las Vegas, Glenn brought his culinary expertise and big personality to the Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Bonnet Creek, the Walt Disney Resort, and, most recently, The Pinery where he earned a Michelin recommendation. Despite his pedigree training, Glenn believes food, above all else, should be FUN! His focus on innovation creates a celebration for the senses including smell, taste, touch, and vision. Glenn’s philosophy is that a dish should combine tradition with modernity, local and ethically sourced produce with the finest seasonal ingredients available, diverse cooking techniques, and global influences. He has always sought to develop strong ties with his suppliers and partner with those who share his values and mission. He is passionate about incorporating new, creative concepts for staying ahead of the craft and believes food, just like fashion, is ever-changing and inspiring.
Serving since 1983
Mary has worked at Citrus Club for 32 years and is currently in the role of Office Administrator. She has been married for 27 years and has two sons that attend the University of Central Florida. She loves to spend time with her family and is very active at her church where she sings in the choir.
Fitness Director / Personal Trainer / Nutrition Coach
Serving since 2005
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, TRX Certified, NSPF Certified Pool Operator, B.S. Business Administration (Sport Management) Webber International UniversitySpecialty/Experience: As a Cancer survivor, Justin values the importance of an all-around healthy lifestyle which encompasses the mind, body and spirit. His clients benefit not only from his professional sports and fitness training but from his own life experiences and passion for helping others. His patience, dedication and knowledge would greatly benefit anyone seeking to improve upon their existing fitness regimen, or those who are brave enough to begin an exciting and results-driven journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Favorite exercise: H.I.I.T. CircuitsFavorite food indulgence: Various sushi rolls, grilled burgers, or Hawaiian pizza.