William J. Budion

General Manager / CCM

photo of  William J. Budion

Email: wjb@austincountryclub.net

William or “Bill” was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota; Bill received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Bill’s career in club management started in New York and then took him to Wisconsin and Illinois and in April of 2008 his career brought him back to Minnesota and to the Austin Country Club where he serves as the General Manager. Bill is an active member of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) on a national and local level and has served on many boards and committees. Bill and his wife Jessica reside in Austin with now their one lonely cat, Lilly and are members of the St Augustine Catholic Church where he serves on the Finance Council. Furthermore Bill has been a Board member and Chair of the Freeborn-Mower County Chapter of the American Red Cross, served the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce as a Board member and on the Executive Committee for many years before becoming Chair and serving 2 consecutive terms. Bill has also been a Austin Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, member of the Vision 2020 Committee and a mentor to the Mower County CEO program. In his free time Bill enjoys shopping, cooking, wine, playing golf, traveling, and visiting his family and friends that reside all around the country and is an avid Minnesota sports fan.

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