Ocean Pines Association Names New Chief Financial Officer

The Ocean Pines Association has announced the hiring of John Viola, the former chairperson of the Ocean Pines Budget and Finance Advisory Committee, as its new chief financial officer.

Viola, who began his employment with Ocean Pines on May 22, will be responsible for the Association’s budgeting, forecasting and accounting practices, maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation and interpretation of financial reports.

Viola will direct and have overall responsibility for internal controls, forecasts, financial reporting and budgetary controls. He will also assist the general manager in the day-to-day operation of the association.

With more than 30 years of financial experience, Viola most recently worked for Avon Products, Inc., an American international manufacturer and direct selling company in beauty, household and personal care products, as the global assistant controller and executive director. In addition, he has worked for Elizabeth Arden, Inc., a major American cosmetics, skin care and fragrance company, in a similar financial role. His responsibilities included budgeting, transaction processing, reporting, internal controls and financial systems. Viola led major financial transformation teams at Avon Products, Inc. and Elizabeth Arden, Inc., achieving significant cost savings and controls.

As a resident of Ocean Pines, Viola is a familiar face. Having served as the chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee, Viola and other committee members have advised the Board of Directors and assisted the General Manager in the preparation of budgets, both operating and capital.

Viola is a CPA who received his Master’s in Taxation from Pace University and Bachelor of Science in professional accountancy from Manhattan College.

He will replace Mary Bosack, who has resigned from the association effective Friday, May 19.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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