My wife Suzanne and I moved permanently to Seabrook Island nearly two years ago after living in Madison, CT for 48 years. We wintered here for several seasons and realized Seabrook is a magical place to live from a people and environmental perspective. Our intent was to identify a place where we could actively engage in the community and start the next life chapter. We landed in Horseshoe Cove and enjoy marsh and sunset views. We joined the Turtle Patrol and I am an active member of the Exchange Club serving on the Child Abuse Prevention Committee. Suzanne is a mentor for MUSC nurse leaders.
I have a Bachelor degree in Business from Quinnipiac University and a Master in Marketing from the University of New Haven. I held leadership positions with various industrial manufacturing companies. I joined the Loctite Corporation (Henkel) in 1986 and served as the Vice President of Industrial Channel Management (Loctite) for the last ten years of my career. I am known for my integrity, honesty and willingness to embrace a challenge and talk about possibilities. Strategic vision, people skills and the ability to work across diverse boundaries are strengths that allowed me to work collaboratively in a corporate structure to envision and implement new policies and practices. Some innovative work included development of cross functional teams and creation of an analytics data base derived from customer supply data recognized as a best practice. I initiated and led a Consortium of non-competing manufacturers to share and identify best business practices recognized as an industry benchmark. Post retirement from Henkel Corporation in 2010 was the start of my consulting practice Industrial Distribution Consulting, LLC. I worked with manufacturers and distributors in North and South America until 2019.
Board experience includes seven-year terms for two different industrial manufacturing corporations. I was professionally active in three industrial trade associations serving on their Board of Directors, as an officer and on multiple committees.
Nearly every day I comment that we live in paradise. However idyllic as that sounds I recognize we have issues and opportunities on Seabrook. Population demographics, home construction, social, safety and health needs, the natural wildlife and beach environment reflect some of the challenges.
The impending impact of development outside the gate is evident in plans for Andell West, MUSC, Seafields, etc.
The challenge lies in how to prepare for change; both present and future yet sustain the unique magic and charm of Seabrook to accommodate all home owners, guests and visitors.
I believe that my strengths as a visionary, strategic planner, collaborator, negotiator and team player are assets that would support a role on the SIPOA Board. I appreciate this opportunity and would be privileged to serve and support SIPOA’s Strategic Plan.