1. HILTON HEAD NAMES ADVISOR TO TOWN MANAGER
Benjamin Brown, a community development professional, has been named senior advisor to the Hilton Head Island town manager. Brown has 20 years of experience in community development and planning. He was director of planning and property operations for the Palmetto Dunes Property Owner’s Association, where he was involved with a $50 million capital improvements program and other priority projects.
2. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE LOWCOUNTRY WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Stephen C. Evans, Rear Admiral (USN, Ret.), Tray Hunter and Lynn Jennings Taylor have been named board members of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Evans had a 34-year career in the U.S. Navy. Evans, who resides in Bluffton, was Commander of George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group and served as an honorary pallbearer at George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
Hunter has been employed by Palmetto Electric Cooperative since 2008 and currently is vice president of marketing and public relations. He serves on the executive board of the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance and is a Bluffton Rotary Club member.
Taylor, a Hilton Head Island resident, is a retired healthcare attorney who during her career in New York led all patient and employee safety efforts for the largest faith-based health system on Long Island.
3. HHI REC CENTER NAMES OUTDOOR RECREATION DIRECTOR
Nate Skager has joined the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center as its outdoor recreation director. Skager will oversee kayak tours, boat charters, surf lessons and other outdoor activities. Skager is a certified Red Cross lifeguard, former firefighter and a current nationally registered EMT. He has taught surf lessons for the Island Rec Center since 2004.
4. BLUFFTON-BASED ADVISOR EARNS CFP DESIGNATION
Sarah Huie of Bluffton-based Oak Advisors LLC has earned the right to use the Certified Financial Planner designation, which is awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Huie serves Oak Advisors as a client service advisor.
5. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF HILTON HEAD NAMES TWO BOARD MEMBERS
Lynn Cordy and Paul Hoyte have been named to the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head. Cordy is a retired public-school educator, serving many positions in her 36-year career. Hoyte started working in the banking industry and was responsible for various technology projects. After leaving the banking field, he started his own technology company.
6. MEALS ON WHEELS ADDS BOARD MEMBER
Omolola “Lola” Campbell is the newest board member of Meals on Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head. She was born and raised on Hilton Head Island. Campbell graduated from the University of Georgia and Howard University School of Law. She has served on the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park board of directors and will assume the role of chair this November.
7. HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY CELEBRATES PARTNERSHIP WITH TCL
For more than five years Hospice Care of the Lowcountry has partnered with the Technical College of the Lowcountry to ensure nursing students receive hospice care experience. HCL invites nursing students to shadow members of the interdisciplinary team, providing them with field training and hospice education.
8. MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA-BEAUFORT/ JASPER NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER
Juan Benitez has joined the board of directors for Mental Health America- Beaufort/Jasper. Benitez has been active in Latinos Unidos and other activities in the community. He has been a volunteer with Volunteers in Medicine on Hilton Head for 17 years.