By April 3, 2020

Anthem Hires New CEO

ACC PRESS RELEASE — The Anthem Community Council (ACC) Board of Directors announces the appointment of John Bowman as the ACC’s new Community Executive Officer (CEO). Bowman will begin May 26, and will work alongside current CEO Neal Shearer until Shearer’s retirement [announced previously] on June 30.

The new CEO comes to Anthem with 30 years of comprehensive and diverse experience in general management of large-scale community associations in northern California. Most recently, Bowman has served as the general manager of Lake of the Pines, a 2,000-home, private community that provides extensive amenities including: a 230-acre private lake and marina; an 18-hole golf course; two full-service restaurants and bars; seven neighborhood parks; a swimming pool; tennis and pickleball courts; bocce ball; 20 miles of private roads; and a year‑round recreation program.

He has a strong background in community maintenance, and his experience includes extensive involvement overseeing an architectural control process with a high-end custom and production homes development. Several environmental projects have taken place under his guidance, including the development of the first private Oak Tree Preservation program in Sacramento County, and the first community to dual-plumb more than 3,000 properties using recycled water for full-yard irrigation.

Bowman has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and is a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM-LS). He and his wife, Cheryl, volunteer with Living Water International, leading an annual team of volunteers to drill fresh-water wells in rural villages of Central America and Haiti.

The national search for the new CEO drew more than 80 applicants. Terry Mullarkey, president of the ACC Board of Directors said, “After dozens of telephone and in-person interviews, the ACC Board was able to select John as our top candidate with a unanimous vote. I am personally very pleased with the extensive experience and community management credentials that John brings to Anthem.”

Bowman will be introduced at the May 27 ACC Board of Directors meeting. A community event to honor Shearer for his service to Anthem will be announced at a later date.


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