Dedman School of Hospitality names Philadelphia Country Club COO Janine Budzius as 2017 Alumna of the Year

June 20, 2017
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                                                                     Janine Budzius

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Janine Budzius, the general manager and chief operating officer of Philadelphia Country Club, as their 2017 Alumna of the Year. The 1986 graduate will be celebrated at the school’s annual Honors & Awards Dinner on Sept. 21 at the university’s main campus in Tallahassee.

“Each year, we select an alumnus whose character and accomplishments can serve as a role model for our students and alumni,” said Don Farr, director of the Dedman School of Hospitality. “We are proud to recognize Janine Budzius, our 2017 Alumna of the Year, as such a person.”

Budzius is a certified club manager who graduated from Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality and College of Business. She has held management positions at premier U.S. resorts, golf and country clubs.

In 2003, Budzius joined the management team of Philadelphia Country Club. As its general manager and chief operating officer, she is responsible for $12.2 million in annual revenue, which serves 1,000 families and up to 5,000 individuals. Under her leadership, the historic organization has enhanced its reputation as a premier, full-service, family-oriented private country club.

Budzius is a loyal supporter of her Florida State University alma mater, including the Dedman School of Hospitality and College of Business. She served as president and long-time board member of the Dedman School’s hospitality alumni organization, the Society of Hosts. She was among a panel of nationally recognized leaders appearing at the school’s 2015 forum, Women Leaders in the Club Industry.

Budzius is a lifetime member of FSU’s Alumni Association and a Tomahawk Seminole Boosters member. In 2013, she served as a member of the FSU College of Business’ Board of Governors.