Kiawah Island Digest January 2019 - Page 2

2 | KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST Prior to practicing law, I held executive positions in the general building construction industry. I am currently chairman of the Public Works Committee of the Town of Kiawah. During my career in the construction industry, I managed residential, commercial and industrial projects including single family homes, residential and commercial condominium projects, municipal buildings, and industrial facilities. I have successfully dealt with architects, engineers, developers, governments and all of the associated regulatory agencies. My construction industry experience and legal career have helped formulate my view that all voices be heard and taken into account in resolving the issues that arise in any endeavor. I take pride in my ability to define issues and work toward resolution in a logical and professional manner. Volunteer/Committee Work: Chairman, Public Works Committee, Town of Kiawah Building Committee Town of Kiawah Town Hall project Chairman of the City of Providence, RI Housing Board of Review 1982-1985 Chairman, Building Committee, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 2011 – 2015, University of Rhode Island STATEMENT OF FOCUS I have been coming to Kiawah Island since 1985 and have witnessed the multitude of changes over the years. I want to ensure that Kiawah continues to be the wonderful community that we know it is and to enhance the governance of KICA so it becomes a more transparent association for residents and non-residents alike. Since I became a full time resident of Kiawah, I am aware of how under-informed residents, particularly non-residents, are about the governance of KICA. My goal is to assure that all members are fully informed as to how the KICA board and its staff manage and maintain this island. The events of the past years, specifically the Rhett’s Bluff matter, caused some discord among the members of KICA. Much of this discord was the result of lack of transparency and misinformation. We must strive to ensure that the existing infrastructure on Kiawah is maintained at a level that the community expects and deserves. If elected to the KICA board, I will strive to ensure that any proposed new projects, large or small, be fully and accurately explained to all KICA members so that any future votes are based on complete and accurate information. BOARD CANDIDATE: BRENDAN MAGEE I have owned property on Kiawah Island since 2003 in the Inlet Cove, Turtle Cove, Turtle Point and Mariners Watch neighborhoods. I am a full-time resident of Charleston and enjoy Kiawah regularly by participating in Governor’s Club golf events, enjoying the new improvements at The Sandcastle, and taking advantage of the fine dining options Kiawah Resort provides. I’ve also participated in the Kiawah Half-Marathon but my real passion is fishing and boating all over the island!!! PERSONAL I was born in Boston, MA but grew up in the Washington, DC area. The first time I ever heard of Kiawah was when I watched the 1991 Ryder Cup at The Ocean Course. It reminded me of links courses I’ve played in Ireland and I couldn’t believe a course like that existed in the U.S.! As fate would have it, I accepted an assistant basketball coaching position at the College of Charleston and, except for a few years spent working in New York City, have been a Charleston resident ever since. My family and I have served on numerous homeowners association boards. On Kiawah I have served on the Turtle Point HOA and currently work closely on projects with the Mariners Watch Board. PROFESSIONAL After earning my Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Winthrop University, I went on to be an assistant basketball coach at Boston College and the College of Charleston. I then had the opportunity to work on Wall Street for Dean Witter before ultimately moving back to Charleston and working for Smith Barney.