Meet John Sesody Candidate for 2021 SIPOA Board of Directors

John J. Sesody

I moved to Seabrook Island from Scottsdale AZ in January 2016, as a full-time resident. My home is located at 2991 Hidden Oak Drive, in the Hidden Oaks HOA.

Career experience:

Degree in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Marketing, with international management responsibilities in the chemical industry.

Success in multi-cultural environments, including the US, European, and Asian.

Service on government and industry support organizations.

Governance experience:

  • President of the Fairway One HOA in 2016 and 2017.
  • Serving on the SIPOA ARC, Communications (vice chair), and Activities Committees and the SIC Golf Committee.
  • President of the Hidden Oaks HOA and serving as HOA representative to COVAR.
  • Cofounding a Grief Support group here on Seabrook.
  • Member of the marketing committee and volunteer for the Seabrook Island Village, designed to assist our owners with successful “aging in place”.
  • Volunteer instructor at Our Lady of Mercy for English as Second Language.
  • Experience on Condo HOA’s in Vermont.

With over 50 years of hands on executive and management experience along with my current and prior Association governance experience I believe I can assist our Board and community to meet growing challenges. The COVID-19 virus has presented us with issues far beyond anything we have experienced in the past. Effective communication and effective planning skills are needed to help us deal with the virus and other upcoming challenges – for example aging infrastructure, flooding, and climate change. New SIPOA publications such as CURRENTS are providing improved communications on our activities. Some other opportunities could include small groups meeting via ZOOM on a regular basis, increased interaction with COVAR, and building on the working relationship with the Club established with the Drainage study.

The SIPOA Vision and Mission statement notes: Truth and Integrity are the Cornerstones of our Community. We should add Transparency, Empathy, and a strong Commitment to the success of Seabrook and our fellow neighbors. Working together to anticipate/evaluate challenges and develop solutions is the pathway for success. We are a community of over 2,000 owners, with varied interests and concerns and expectations. As a Board let us provide our owners with the means and communication platforms for success.

-Submitted by the SIPOA Nominating Committee


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