W. David Cruse

My name is David Cruse. My wife, Lynn, and I have been married for 47 years. We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. My career was spent in retail, with 13 years with Kroger/Super-X Drug Stores and 32 years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In 2013, we purchased a Summerwind Cottage while living in Charlotte, NC. In 2016, we decided to retire and move full-time to Seabrook Island where we purchased a single-family home on Andell Way. 

Since moving full-time to Seabrook Island I joined the Kiawah/Seabrook Island Exchange Club in 2017. As a member of the Exchange Club, I have: 


  • Been appointed to the Health Committee for 3 years where I served as Chairman. 
  • Currently, work on the Speaker’s Committee for 4 years. 
  • Team captain for flag installation at the roundabout. 

In addition to the Exchange Club, I was appointed to the ARC Committee in 2019 where I currently serve. 

While living in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina, I was President of our Homeowner’s Association for 2 years. In my last position as a District Manager/Market Manager with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., I spent 30 plus years in the Northeast, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I have a strong belief in servant leadership in my personal, business, and community life. 

I have always had a strong desire to participate, help, and contribute to where I live. I am very supportive of our residents and always strive to improve and maintain the quality of life wherever I live and play. I will bring all those skills to the Board.