EIOLT Hires New Executive Director

We are pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, John Girault,. John joins us after spending the past four years as the Executive Director of the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy where he was able to help preserve eleven properties totaling over 220 acres of a mix of urban and rural green spaces. John grew up in Charlotte NC where he discovered his love of the outdoors during his first camping trips in the NC mountains. He brings extensive experience in the land conservation arena with a degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington followed by several years working with the US Forest Service in Vermont and Tennessee. John also acquired in depth knowledge of non-profit management during his time with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as the Marketing and Development Director from 2001-2006. Additionally, his 5 years as the Activity Director with Kiawah Island Resort broadened his special event skills that he plans to utilize here at the EIOLT to help build upon the success of each of our upcoming events in 2013. John is thrilled to be a part of the culture of conservation on Edisto.  

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