KICA Annual Reports 2014 - Page 4

3 Candidate Bio - Art Jones Career Highlights Statement of Focus My family and I have benefited from the leadership, service, and commitment to excellence others have provided as KICA or Town Council members. We purchased our first property in 1998 knowing that Kiawah was a unique and special place, that our investment was a sound one, and that we would enjoy an unparalleled quality of life. As a former school superintendent and community banker my personal and professional life has been community centered and service oriented. My interest in KICA board directorship results from my desire to be a participant in the shaping of Kiawah’s future, and ensuring that we remain a premier resort/residential community. As one who reported to, and served on public and private sector boards, I understand and respect the separate yet interdependent roles of those responsible for governance, policy making and fiduciary oversight, and those responsible for organizational leadership, management and administration. I am committed to the preservation of a constructive and purposeful working relationship between the board and the chief operating officer and his executive team. Areas of expertise developed during my professional life which I believe would contribute to my being an effective board member include: fiscal management, process facilitation, team building, consensus decision-making, contract negotiation, strategic planning, and organizational development. Candidate Bio • Family - Wife, Sally Jones. Two children, Kathleen and Christopher, and three grandchildren. • History of Kiawah Property Ownership - Full-time resident since 2006. Purchased first Kiawah property, a Turtle Point Villa, in 1998. Purchased current home on Surfwatch Drive in 1999. • School Superintendent in three Chicago suburban school districts over a span of 22 years - Forest Park, Glen Ellyn and Lake Forest. • Upon retiring from education after 30 years of service in my chosen career, I joined an independently owned community bank in Forest Park as executive vice president/ chief operating officer, where I worked in that capacity for 12 years before retiring for a second time in 2006. • I became affiliated with a national firm which specializes in school superintendent searches - Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates - in 1994, as a consultant and senior associate. I continued that work until 2012. Education • Bachelor’s Degree - Secondary Education, Marshall University • Master’s Degree - Guidance and Counseling, West Virginia University • Doctorate Degree - Education Administration and Supervision, Loyola University of Chicago Volunteerism KICA Committees/Task Forces • Human Resources Committee (2010-Present) • Sandcastle Community Center Committee (2008-Present) • Our World Lecture Series Planning Committee Chair (2009-Present) Other Kiawah Island Groups • Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club (2007-Present), Board of Directors and Education Committee Chair (2008-2010) • Kiawah Property Owners Group - Treasurer (2009 and 2010) • Kiawah Cares Volunteer Community Service • Sea Island Partners for Youth Board of Directors (2010-Present) • Communities In Schools (CIS) of the Charleston Area (Appointed October 2013) • CIS Student Mentor (2010-Present) • The Citadel School of Education Advisory Board (20102013), Member of Dean Search Committee • YEScarolina Youth Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition Judge - Save Time and Vote Online - See your 2014 Annual Meeting ballot for more information.