The Ocean Pines Association announced Josh Davis 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 May 17.

“I’m excited to join the Ocean Pines team, which I think is the strongest they’ve had in years,” said Davis. “My top priority is providing a new layer of transparency for the membership.”

During his time as news editor, Davis was a reporter in Worcester County recognized five times by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association for excellence in journalism. He received awards for investigative 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.

For more, call 410-641-7717, ext. 3001, or email gm@oceanpines.org.