Joe Nahman has a strong background in the hospitality industry and has been managing resort properties for 30 years. His leadership abilities have earned him the presidency of the Lowcountry Property Management Association, a place in the Leadership Hilton Head Program, the "Silver Award" from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) for "National Timeshare General Manager of the Year" and nominations for a number of other ARDA awards including "National Resort Executive of the Year". Joe holds ARDA's highest designation - Registered Resort Professional (RRP).
He has been recognized by the ARDA Educational Institute with the "Seal of Achievement" for adherence to an industry code of ethics and continuing education. In addition, Joe is the past president of the Preferred Business Association of Hilton Head Island, a six-year board member of the South Carolina chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI), and the Vice Chairman of Hilton Head Preparatory School's Board of Trustees. Joe is a licensed Property Manager-In-Charge, an RCI Master Broker and holds both the CAI Certified Manager of Community Associations and Association Management Specialist designations.
Joe is on the board of directors of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and has served on the boards of a number of charities and non-profit organizations including Rotary, the American Heart Association and Hilton Head Deep Well Project. He graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management with a degree in Hotel Management and completed the Hyatt Corporate Management Training Program.