My involvement with Seabrook Island has been long and happy. I’ve been a full-time resident for 12 years; Larry and I honeymooned here in 1979; and I attended Camp St. Christopher when the road into Seabrook wasn’t yet paved!
Regarding my service background, I was on the SIPOA Board of Directors from 2013-2016 and the SINHG board from 2006-2007. I was part of the Activities Committee that helped create the operational framework for the opening of the Lake House, and am a 12-year member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. Locally, I served 5 years on the board of the Charleston Artist Guild and 4 years on the board of the Middleton Place Foundation. I’m about to be inducted to the national board of the Archeological Institute of America for a 3-year term.
My professional background is as follows: As VP of Marketing for AT&T, I was responsible for a staff of 86 and a budget of $4.7 million. My prior background includes being General Manager of the Video Conferencing Division of Sprint, where I had sole responsibility for the Division’s P&L, managing the sales team, marketing, customer service and operations. As VP of Marketing for Savvis Communications, I helped take the company public and was part of the management team that grew the company from $16 million to over $300 million. After retiring from my high tech career, I “rewired” to focus on becoming a full-time artist, while simultaneously working at the Lowcountry Land Trust as Director of Development for 5 years. My most pertinent experience to the role of the SIPOA Nominating Committee was my 5 years as a Managing Director for the executive recruiting firm of Russell Reynolds Associates. My responsibility was business development, as well as extensive interviewing and analysis of the ‘fit’ of executives to my client companies.
I believe that it’s incumbent upon willing & able Property Owners to do all they can to ensure the health and well-being of our island. I support the Vision & Core Values of SIPOA and am happy to serve again if approved.
-Submitted by the Nominating Committee