About Us

Resort Development Partners (RDP) offers expertise in operations and strategic planning for hotels, clubs, residential and resort communities.  Our team approach focuses on reinvention through performance optimization.

The Founders of RDP have over 60 years combined experience and have been involved in in over 600 revitalization projects.  RDP utilizes their wealth of experience combined with stakeholder feedback to re-concept, transform and rebrand resorts, private clubs and high-profile resorts and communities throughout the US.

Frank J. Denniston

Founder & Managing Partner

Frank Denniston is a seasoned hospitality professional who has a proven commitment to high quality and industry-leading hospitality operations. Frank has worked for more than two decades in all facets of the private club, resort and residential community industry. In his early career, Denniston held a variety of C-Level positions within many national and boutique clubs, as well as industry leading leisure and resort organizations. Throughout his career, Denniston set new standards in the industry for food concepting, menu creation and collaboration, and corporate management standards and leadership of field operations at more than 250 communities throughout the US. Frank’s experience is in all phases of restaurant and catering   operations including conceptualization, organization, operations analysis and improvements.

In addition to his diverse hospitality experience, he has more than 20 years of development experience with varied responsibilities including new property underwriting and acquisition, strategic planning and direct management of multiple developments, finance, hospitality and sales functions. He has managed complex developments and operating budgets of more than $50 million per year with network staffing levels well above 2,000 individuals servicing independent developers as well as national homebuilders in amenity driven communities exceeding 1,800 rooftops.

W. Douglas White

Founder and Managing Partner

Douglas White has over 25 years of experience in development and operations of award-winning resorts, private clubs and residential communities.  White’s career began in the private club sector at Sea Pines Country Club in Hilton Head Island, SC. After a successful tenure and turnaround of several private clubs in luxury communities throughout the Southeast and Midwest, White ascended to the corporate ranks as Vice President of Operations for Club Operations and Property Management (“COPM”). During his tenure with COPM, he was privileged to work with some of the most prominent clubs and developers at high-end residential, private clubs and resort communities throughout the US.

In the late 1990’s, White founded his own consulting and management firm, Golf Strategies, LLC. During the eight-year ramp up, White formed relationships with several high-profile resort properties in large master planned lifestyle communities with such prominent home builders as Bay Colony Development, Taylor Woodrow, Lennar and many more. White’s assignments involved developing new real estate integrated membership concepts and structuring many types of memberships including compulsory social memberships, equity, non-equity, and recallable memberships. For its residential developer clients, White was tasked with determining capitalization and exit strategies, member turnover, and the tenants of a comprehensive development plan. Mr. White’s development experience includes more than 150 residential communities, private clubs and resorts with golf and non– golf related amenities.

Kasey MacTavish

National Director of Sales

Ms. MacTavish has more than twenty (20) years of extensive Business Development, and Management and Sales Experience in employee personnel and Professional Employer Organizations. Ms. MacTavish has cultivated and fostered many business relationships in the areas of hospitality and private clubs throughout the United States.

Ms. MacTavish will lead the Company’s corporate sales and lead generation for its private club portfolio. Capitalizing on a successful and proven track record, MacTavish will align the interests of area corporations to utilize the Company’s portfolio of clubs for all entertainment and lifestyle needs.

Andrea Cabrera

Director of Club Operations

Andrea Cabrera has two decades of experience in the diverse areas of hospitality and club management. She has successfully opened several high visibility club portfolios within the mid-Atlantic, Denver, Colorado and Southern California markets. She is a graduate of George Mason University with a bachelor’s in business administration.  

As the Director of Club Operations for Links, she directs all mid-west operations, and is based out of the Indianapolis office. Cabrera delivers an exceptional level of member service and hospitality throughout the Links portfolio. 

Andrea LaCesa

Director of Club Operations

Ms. LaCesa has more than twenty (20) years’ hospitality experience, holding numerous senior management, operations and sales positions in both private clubs and high volume F&B operations. LaCesa attended Bloomsburg University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art and Art History. 

LaCesa, a certified Level I Sommelier brings a quality of excellence and consistency in service and quality within each department of the club.  New trendy and social rich activities are the norm for our properties under LaCesa, who is well known for team building and empowerment of her staff to deliver the highest level of product and member service.