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Finance Committee Chair Glenn Brown Retires

After nine years on the KICA Finance Committee (FC), spending the past four years as its chair, KICA member Glenn Brown stepped down in June.

“KICA would like to thank Glenn for his years of service helping to lead the association through some extremely challenging financial times,” said KICA COO Jimmy Bailey. “His experience and expert guidance will be greatly missed.”

A KICA member since 1980 and full-time resident since 2002, Glenn brought a great mix of education, professional and community experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), as well as a Master in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from the Simon School, University of Rochester. His professional career included leadership roles in finance and marketing at Eastman Kodak Company, Rand Incentive Marketing and BBDO. Public sector experience includes eight years as Deputy Mayor and CFO of Pittsford, NY as well as various environmental and architectural review boards.

In addition to his time on the FC, Glenn served as president of the Turtle Point 1 regime. He has also volunteered with the Kiawah Conservancy and was instrumental in helping raise over $500,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

A little known fact about Glenn: You will sometimes find him as the guest pianist for designer show houses and house tours sponsored by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League or appearing as “the piano man” at the Kiawah Island Club and other venues, including the popular Trivia Nights at the Sandcastle.

Glenn and his wife, Joan Collar, met on Kiawah after losing their spouses to cancer. Their five children and seven grandchildren live around the world from California to Germany, but enjoy their time on Kiawah.

“Kiawah attracted me as the most beautiful and environmentally conscious resort community I had ever seen,” said Glenn. The flora and fauna and, yes, the people of Kiawah, are part of a very special community.”