The Ocean Pines Association has announced that Josh Davis has been hired as its new director of marketing and public relations. Davis will fill the role currently held by Denise Sawyer, whose last day with the Association will be Friday, May 17.
“Josh will be an invaluable addition to the Ocean Pines Association,” said interim General Manager John Viola. “His wealth of knowledge about the organization and his integrity as a journalist will be vital as we work to enhance our communication with the membership.”
Davis, who has served as the news editor for the Ocean City Today and Bayside Gazette newspapers for the past five years, has close to two decades of experience writing, reporting and editing with local and national publications. He is the author of three novels, including “Vanishing is the Last Art.”
“I’m excited to join the Ocean Pines team, which I think is the strongest they’ve had in years,” Davis said. “My top priority is providing a new layer of transparency for the membership.”
During his time as news editor, Davis was the only reporter in Worcester County to be recognized five times by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association for excellence in journalism. He received awards for investigate reporting, feature writing and photography.
“I’ve spent my career learning how to communicate effectively with people and I hope to continue doing that, and doing it well, in this new role,” Davis said. “My goal is to provide the membership with timely and accurate information, from how and why Board members voted during the last regular meeting, to what the specials are next weekend at the Yacht Club.”
In his position with Ocean Pines, Davis will oversee and coordinate the Association’s internal and external communications systems, procedures and activities. He will be responsible for the dissemination of information to property owners, visitors and the media, including advertisement and promotion of the Association’s public amenities.