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Ocean Pines Association ends yearlong search for new GM

John Bailey to take reins Sept. 11; comes in with HOA mgmt. experience
By Josh Davis | Aug 03, 2017
Source: Submitted image John Bailey


(Aug. 4, 2017) Nearly a year after firing the previous general manager, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors announced last Thursday the selection of his replacement.

New hire John Bailey is general manager of the Skyline Plaza condominium association, a community of “two 26-story residential towers surrounded by over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds” in Falls Church, Virginia, according to the official website.

He was the general manager of the Brandermill, Virginia development in Richmond, Virginia from 2013-2016, and general manager of the Lake of the Woods homeowner’s association in Locust Grove, Virginia from 2001 to 2009.

Ocean Pines released the following statement last Thursday.

“After a nationwide search and review of approximately one hundred candidates, the Ocean Pines Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of John Bailey for the role of General Manager.

“John comes to the Association with more than 10 years’ experience managing two other large HOA’s, and several years of municipal management experience. He has managed multiple amenities in his previous HOA experience, including the start of his career with several seasons as a Golf Professional.

“John will be moving to the area with his wife, Meredith, and two children, Chase, 21, and Augusta, 15.”

His first official day, according to the release, is Sept. 11.

Former General Manager Bob Thompson was fired on Aug. 26, 2016. Director Brett Hill has served as interim general manager since that date.

“This was a very long and very thorough search process,” board President Dave Stevens said Friday. “The board of directors appreciates the patience of the community as we completed the search. We’re very excited to welcome John to Ocean Pines.”

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