Kiawah Island Digest January 2019 - Page 3

KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST | 3 Since 1998, I have been involved in Real Estate having served as vice president of Acquisitions and Asset Management for two publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT). The first REIT I worked for involved the acquisition and management of a hospitality portfolio comprised of golf courses and resorts across the country while the other REIT focused on the acquisition and management of a national portfolio of medical office buildings. Currently, I am a broker for a real estate company here in Charleston. I have also had the pleasure of working with thousands of local youths by running an annual summer basketball camp in Charleston for the past 20 years. STATEMENT OF FOCUS I believe we are at an exciting and critical point in Kiawah history and have a great opportunity to enhance the value and stature of Kiawah given all that’s currently happening not only today but through the PGA Championship coming in 2021. In my opinion, KICA’s mission is to protect property owners’ and the islands’ best interests at all times and is accomplished two ways: 1) by being fiscally responsible and 2) working collaboratively with Kiawah Development Partners and Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I believe my past experiences would add value to the KICA board and as a KICA director my focus would be to work closely with fellow board members and the community in continuing to carry out its mission. BOARD CANDIDATE: DAVID MORLEY College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. We have two adult children. Our son is a risk management consultant to the banking industry and our daughter is a doctor and third-year resident at The Mayo Clinic. They, in many ways, grew up on the island and their time here is a significant part of our family history. Nominating Committee Recommended Candidate PERSONAL My wife, Cheryl, and I have owned on Kiawah Island since 2000. We built a house and vacationed here for many years and, in 2010, we began splitting time between Kiawah and St. Louis. In 2012, we made Kiawah our permanent home. My wife and I love the island and are interested in helping to maintain the quality of life that we so enjoy. In retirement, Cheryl and I travel, play golf and spend time in the summer in Michigan. I also contribute a substantial amount of time to local and national boards focused on improving the education of disadvantaged children. I serve on the boards and executive committees of programs serving children ages 0 to 5, elementary school, and middle school through high school. I also chair the Dean’s Advisory Board to the PROFESSIONAL I spent a majority of my career with the Monsanto Company. I started in financial management and moved on to be the CFO of its largest division. Subsequently, I moved to line management and was responsible for all commercial activities in North and South America and global manufacturing for the agricultural sector of the company. Finally, I was the corporation’s chief strategist. STATEMENT OF FOCUS I have been a member of the KICA finance committee since 2012. I have been involved with several projects including the rewriting of the financial controls policy and the decision to invest longer-term assets rather than hold them in low-returning bank accounts. I believe the island is in good overall financial condition. However, I think it is important to look at the longer- term implications of rising sea levels and what appears to be a trend of increasing storm activity. I was recently asked to lead a task force for the community association to develop a strategy for storm water management and, in particular, areas prone to flooding. This work will be shared with the board and broadly with the community.