Milum Livesay

My wife Pam and I are South Carolina residents, we acquired and renovated our home in 2020 soon after we retired, having vacationed here for several years. We fell in love with Seabrook Island, it is truly our paradise. We bask in the quality of life found here: the sense of community, active lifestyle, and conservation and wildlife preservation. We are avid pickleball players, enjoy biking and kayaking, hobbies (art for Pam, woodcrafting for me), the grand social life, and travel. We have four adult children and six grandchildren, located in Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.

I served 40 years in the insurance industry in financial executive roles and with industry relations’ teams advocating responsible oversight and policies with various state and national regulators. Most recently with TIAA in Charlotte, an international financial services company, serving as chief of staff and interim global controller. I am a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, hold the CPA designation from Virginia, and a Master of Divinity from Columbia International University.

I have a passion to serve and embrace the servant leadership model. Governance is an essential part of the fabric of my adult life. Whether in my vocational roles or volunteer endeavors, I’ve always ended up in a significant governance position. The organizations include churches, school boards, state public service boards, industry relations boards, community interfaith leadership, corporate boards, and HOAs. My governance philosophy focuses on transparency, inclusion and cooperation, coupled with accountability and the highest ethical behavior. I gained a reputation among my staff, peers, industry partners, community leaders, and state and national regulators for honesty, diplomacy, fairness, integrity, and bridge-building, and putting people first to gain consensus and ensure viewpoints and voices are represented.

I endeavor to serve our community to the best of my ability with utmost integrity and sound governance. I have served for two years on the SIPOA Long Range Planning Committee, and on the board and treasurer of the Shelter Cove Villas HOA. As an organization, SIPOA has by-laws, covenants, restrictions, policies and guidelines that are created for the entire community to ensure safety and consistency. Our community has so much talent residing here and as a member of the Nominating Committee it is imperative to recruit and retain people for our various boards and committees recognizing the diversity of gifts, viewpoints, and experiences. Seabrook Island is at a critical juncture as we face the headwinds of climate change, maintaining and/or replacing our aging infrastructure, and collaborating with the Seabrook Island Club and Town of Seabrook Island for improved efficiencies and communication.