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Pines posts management position at new yacht club

(Feb. 26, 2015) The formal call for a permanent food and beverage manager for the Ocean Pines Yacht Club went out earlier this month to fill the position that had been handled on an interim basis by Beach Club Manager Lynda Huettner.
The job, described as “a hands-on position with an emphasis on direct guest service,” includes day-to-day staff supervision, oversight of the banquet facilities and events and quality control in all aspects of dining room activity.
Ocean Pines General Manager Bob Thompson called the position “a critical element for the association.”
“It’s important that we find someone with the experience, the attitude and the energy to move us to the next level,” he said.
Huettner stepped in after then-manager Dave McLaughlin left in November following a number of complaints. One of those came during a Thompson town hall meeting on Nov. 13, when a resident asked why his email complaint about McLaughlin was not addressed.
After a disagreement with a customer, he said, McLaughlin was overheard saying, “I’m tired of hearing [from] Ocean Pines geriatric drunks.”
McLaughlin was quietly replaced just days later.
Thompson said Huettner was not in consideration for the role at the yacht club and would return to her duties at the beach club once the position is filled.
“Linda is awesome,” Thompson said. “Having her at the yacht club would be a great choice, but she likes her role with the association and her role with the beach club.”
The new $4.7 million yacht club opened on Memorial Day weekend in 2014, and faces high expectations during the first full year of operations.
According to an ad on the community website, the position includes health insurance, 401K and vacation benefits. Salary is based on experience.
Applicants are asked to e-mail a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to by Tuesday, March 3, 2015, or mail or deliver information to Ocean Pines Association Attention Bob Thompson, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md., 21811.