By Rusty Bradshaw
The Sun City Home Owners Association will soon be without an executive director.
Carole Studdard, who has served as the HOA’s director for the past year, turned in her resignation last week. Her last day of work at the organization will be Friday, July 13.
“My husband and I are looking forward to having time to spend with our family,” Ms. Studdard stated in an email.
She added it is uncertain where this new chapter in her life will take her.
“I’m making plans, but nothing is definite yet,” she stated.
SCHOA officials are not in a hurry to find a replacement, according to Jim Hunter, SCHOA board president. Tom Wilson, SCHOA compliance manager, agreed to fill the general manager role again for an undetermined period of time, according to Mr. Hunter. Mr. Wilson was the SCHOA general manager prior to Ms. Studdard’s appointment as executive director.
“With Tom filling that role, that gives us some time to determine just what is best for us here in the office,” he said in a July 5 telephone interview with the Independent.
The board president said SCHOA officials will research the skills available from existing staff.
“We wants to see what we have here before we go looking,” Mr. Hunter said.
Ms. Studdard worked with SCHOA for nine years. She was named executive director of the organization during a special board meeting April 6, 2017.
The personnel moves came shortly after Ms. Studdard was poised to leave SCHOA for a similar position in Sun City West. She had accepted a position at PORA of Sun City West as executive director after Annie Vangier vacated the position. But the SCHOA board moved quickly to retain Ms. Studdard on the payroll.
“We met the offer PORA was making her and she agreed to stay with SCHOA,” Pam Schwartz, then-SCHOA board president explained in an April 2017 telephone interview with the Independent. “She is so valuable to SCHOA we did not want to lose her.”