KICA Annual Reports 2013 - Page 5

Candidate Bio - Will Lehder 5 Education • Degree(s) - B.S. (1962) and M.S. (1967) • Major(s) - Electrical Engineering • School(s) - Tulane University • Certificates/Awards - Engineering School Honor Society at Tulane Statement of Focus I believe in service to the community as demonstrated by my 12 years on the school board in our New Jersey community. I was prompted to run for the KICA board at this time because of my participation in the Amenities and Services Task Force and my desire that the recommendations of this task force be given fair consideration and representation. I view open two-way communication with the community as a priority. I believe that my background will contribute to me being an effective director in the following ways: • My experience with KICA committees in my 11 years of residence here has given me a good knowledge of our community and of the KICA staff, and of some of the challenges that we face. • My 12 years as a member of a community board of education taught me how to be an effective board member. • My work experience at AT&T Bell Labs as an engineer and manager taught me how to analyze problems, collect the necessary background information, and reach reasonable judgments and conclusions. • My comfort with, and interest in, technology may give me the opportunity to see ways to apply new technology to improve KICA processes and results. Candidate Bio • Family - Wife, Diane Lehder and two children, Todd Lehder and Dana Lehder Roberts. Each of our two children is married with one child each - both five years old. • History of Kiawah Property Ownership - Bought our lot at 306 Palm Warbler Rd at the end of 1998. Built a home on that lot for occupancy in January of 2002. We had sold our home in New Jersey and retired prior to this, so in January 2002 we became full-time residents of Kiawah and South Carolina. • Full-time/Part-time Resident - Each year we are at Kiawah from late September to the middle of June. During the summer months we are at our cottage in Vermont. • Hobbies - Primary hobbies are golf (Governor’s Club), contract bridge, exercise, volunteering and travel. Career Highlights • Staff of the Tulane Biomedical Computer Center 1966 to 1967. • Engineer and manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1967 to 1999. • Consultant to Lucent Technologies from 1999 to 2001. Military Background • Ensign and Lieutenant JG in the Navy’s Civil Engineering Corp • U.S. Navy 1962 to 1966 Volunteerism KICA Committees/Task Forces • Member of the Governance and Planning Committee in 2003 and 2004. • Member of the Community Center Committee (CCC) from 2004 to the present. Chaired this committee for about a year during the period when it was run by an association member. • Coordinated a CCC subcommittee planning for the purchase of exercise equipment for the renovated Sandcastle gym facilities (2006). • With KICA member Art Jones, originated the idea of the Our World series (2009). Served since then on the planning subcommittee to select, schedule and host speakers for the Our World sessions. • Member of the Amenities and Services Task Force (2011 and 2012) serving on the Comparison and the Current Use subcommittees. Other Kiawah Island Groups • Member of the Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club since 2005 and past member of its board of directors. • Update the Kiawah property owner records for the Exchange Club phone book (2005 to present) and also created and maintain the club’s website (2008 to present). • Member of the Kiawah Seabrook Duplicate Bridge Club. • With my wife Diane, ran the POPS Progressive Dinner group for eight years from 2005 through 2012. Community Service • Math tutor at Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island from 2010 to the present. • Elected member of the Rumson, NJ School Board for four terms (12 total years). Served one year as president of that board. Led teacher contract negotiations for two years during that period. Nominator and seconder statements for Will Lehder can be found on Page 6... - Save Time and Vote Online - See your 2013 Annual Meeting ballot for more information.