Southern Community Services welcomes new management to Park West

September 18, 2017

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CHARLESTON, SC – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, has named Kim Hurd general manager and Emily Simpson assistant general manager of Park West, a 1,700-acre master-planned community in Mount Pleasant.

“Both Kim and Emily are extremely talented and have an impressive amount of experience between them,” said Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “We are greatly looking forward to seeing what they bring to the Park West community.”

General Manager Kim Hurd has been with Southern Community Services since 2015 as the community manager for Hamlin Plantation. She came to SCS with 25 years of experience in property and office management.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to be GM of Park West,” said Hurd. “The neighborhood is near and dear to me because that’s where I live. I was involved so many years ago working for the developer, and now for SCS as the manager. Park West is a wonderful community, and I am looking forward to working with the advisory board and the homeowners.”

Emily Simpson is currently a portfolio manager in the SCS North Charleston office. Simpson came to SCS two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management from College of Charleston and experience in managing communities. Specifically, she has overseen maintenance and safety projects, maintained common areas, and worked with boards and communities on governance and other issues.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to grow within SCS and become the assistant general manager of Park West,” said Simpson. “I began working at SCS two years ago as a front desk receptionist, and rapidly became a portfolio manager.  I am excited for this next step in my career to continue to expand my knowledge. I am looking forward to working with Kim Hurd and learning more about the Park West community.”

Park West focuses on preserving the natural environment, fostering a family-friendly lifestyle and making a meaningful difference in residents’ lives. This vision has been the controlling factor in the creation of each element of the Park West community.

SCS manages the HOA boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family neighborhoods. Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at


About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at