Sunset, SC (May 1, 2014) - After a nationwide recruitment effort, The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Board of Directors proudly announces the appointment of Alexander Raimondi as the property’s new Community Club Manager. Raimondi, who was unanimously approved by the Board and began his new post on April 21, hails from a long and distinguished career in successful private club management, with emphasis in staff development, financial planning and marketing. The Reserve at Lake Keowee said farewell in late February to Charles (“Chuck”) Pigg, who retired as The Reserve’s Community Manager after serving since the community was founded in 2000.

Raimondi has extensive experience in private club, country club and community association operations. He served as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at the prestigious Wilderness Country Club in Naples, Fla.; The Polo Club of Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Fla.; and The Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass. Raimondi is an active member of the Club Managers Association of America.

The board was attracted to Raimondi’s personal management philosophy, that a club manager must possess integrity, trust, perseverance and passion for the club he serves.  Raimondi also regards communication, training and leading by example among his highest values. He is continuously engaged in and believes highly in professional development for both himself as well as his staff.

Raimondi stated, “I am very excited and proud to be part of The Reserve at Lake Keowee and look forward to the opportunities and a bright future ahead. My wife and I are eager to join ‘The Reserve Family’ and to reside in the Upstate.”

The Reserve members were notified of Raimondi’s arrival in a statement on April 18. Chairman of The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Board of Directors, Denny Britten, expressed the Board’s excitement that Raimondi would be joining The Reserve.

“The Board is confident that Alex has the capacity, energy, and experience to lead us through the challenges ahead while improving our membership experience and satisfaction,” Britten wrote.

Raimondi’s appointment signals a new chapter in progressive community leadership at The Reserve, and another high point in a year marked by high sales and encouraging signs for 2014 sales activity. Already this year, home construction is at a healthy pace, with 55 new home starts underway, averaging three new submittals per month to the community’s Architectural Review Board.

Rutledge Livingston, Director of Sales at The Reserve, stated, “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Alex. He will undoubtedly add to the warm, community-centric culture here at The Reserve, and help us continually protect and nurture the hallmarks of the lifestyle and member experience here while cultivating, enhancing and refining areas of opportunity for us.”

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Clemson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities.  A 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states, in addition to extended family members who enjoy club privileges through the multi-generational Legacy Program. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $100,000s; homes, from the $420,000s. To learn more, call 877-922-LAKE (5253).

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
Greenwood Communities and Resorts, based in Greenwood, S.C., is a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Resort at Hilton Head Island and evolving to current communities like Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenwood’s mission has remained the same: Create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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