BERLIN – The Ocean Pines Association’s board of directors voted Friday to terminate the contract of General Manager Bob Thompson.
In a special closed session, the board voted 4-3 to terminate the management agreement between the association and Thompson. Thompson had filled the role of general manager for the community since August 2010. At that time, Thompson, a board member, resigned and took over the association’s management.
Following Thompson’s contract termination Friday, Brett Hill, one of three newly elected board members, was appointed interim general manager by board president Tom Herrick.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Brett Hill said he was surprised to find himself in that position but was confident of the direction in which the community was heading.
“I am very confident in the staff of our association and I firmly believe that the community is in a strong position,” the statement reads. “This community is not run by one person, but a large staff that possess a wide range of skills and deep knowledge base within their trade to support the diversity of services offered by our HOA. That staff will still be here, as it was during the last general manager change, continuing to support our daily operations.”