Meet David Brown Candidate for 2022 SIPOA Board of Directors

The separate annual elections for Seabrook Island Club (SIC) and Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) are approaching. We encourage you to vote for both SIC and SIPOA. Please remember the following:

  • The information below is for SIPOA. SIC will be sending out an email with candidate information as well as voting for their board. SIC elections are limited to club members only.
  • The email you will receive from SIPOA will be coming from Association Voting. The sender on these emails is announcement@associationvoting.com, not SIPOA. It is one vote per property for SIPOA and the primary email on file will receive the ballot.

I live in the Dunecrest Regime at the corner of the southwestern corner of Seabrook Island and High Hammock Road. I have owned my Dunecrest villa since 2007 and became a full-time resident in 2019. I grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for most of my adult life. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt Law School. I left private legal practice in 2019 and am an active investor in public markets.

I am an enthusiastic listener and a keen analyst. I genuinely enjoy learning from others through personal interaction as well as from text, financial analysis, graphics, and other audio-visuals. I endeavor to bring an effective combination of curiosity, empathy, patience, and proactivity to what I do. I developed and honed this approach over about 25 years as a lawyer in private practice focused on economic development and commercial real estate transactions and about 5 years managing real estate transactions for a large non-profit organization committed to land conservation for public open space.

I have served on SIPOA’s Long Range Planning Committee since March 2020 and its Facilities Task Force since its inception in 2020. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Dunecrest regime since November 2019, my second tenure on that board. I served as President of my condominium owners association in Charlotte for approximately two years prior to selling my condo unit and moving to Seabrook Island. It is a very small association, and we are governed largely by consensus.

We enjoy an extraordinarily high quality of life here and I want to sustain and adapt it for the first few decades of the 21st Century. Our natural environment, location, sense of community, facilities, and financial position enable us to sustain a thriving and stimulating community now and, in the future, especially if we can identify macro trends and adapt accordingly. We are fortunate to be in a position where we can embrace and act upon a long-term vision instead of only reacting to crises. That will require diligence and effective management of operations today and patience, creativity, and perseverance going forward. I can contribute significant time and energy over several years to the viability and the betterment of our quality of life.

-Submitted by the SIPOA Nominating Committee

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