Palmetto Bluff general manager Jay Page has announced he will step down after seven years of leading the sprawling, upscale community in Bluffton.
Page sent residents an email May 14 that said he was leaving for a position with EBSCO Industries, based in Birmingham, Ala.
While no timetable for Page's departure has been announced, a national search for a successor is underway.
Palmetto Bluff spokeswoman Courtney Hampson declined to comment on Page's announcement, citing company policy not to talk about personnel matters.
Attempts Thursday to reach Page for comment were unsuccessful.
A day before his announcement, Page gave Bluffton Town Council members an overview of the community's growth, which has been steady since development bottomed out during the Great Recession. The community plans a 150-room extension of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff near the development's central village.
Page has served as general manager since 2007 and was general manager for the Oldfield community, along S.C. 170 in Okatie, from 2003 to 2007. He has worked for both developments' parent company, Crescent Communities, for 17 years.
He was promoted by Crescent to senior vice president of its resort division in 2010, overseeing two more developments in South Carolina and North Carolina.
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