Wexford Plantation hires new general manager

Wexford Plantation, an upscale community on Hilton Head Island’s south end, has replaced general manager Keith Van Yahres.

Susan Fishel has been named general manager after seven years as chief financial officer, said Jessica McIlwee, Wexford’s director of communications and marketing. Fishel's promotion was effective immediately.

Laura Von Mindon, the development’s human resources director, said Van Yahres' departure was a "mutual decision" between him and the neighborhood’s board of directors.

Van Yahres was hired as general manager last March, according to his LinkedIn account. Attempts Monday to reach him for comment were not successful.

Members of the board of directors either did not return phone calls or declined to comment on the transition when reached by a reporter.

Fishel also could not be reached for comment.

Wexford has long been one of the most exclusive developments on Hilton Head, with its Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, harbor facilities and tennis amenities. Homes currently listed for sale in the community have asking prices ranging from $372,000 to $3.9 million.

The community has about 475 dues-paying members, which includes homeowners and lot owners. Dues and other fees cost $14,655 a year, in addition to initiation fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, according to its website.