DICA board elections will be held online January 15 and 16
Eight candidates are running for two director openings on the Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Board of Directors. The election will take place only via electronic election. Voting will begin at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.
The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Aaron Barber, Timothy Dempsey, Bill Goff, Otto Orr, William D. Pawlucy, Tim Roland, Bob Sauer, and Austin Walker.
Details about the election are set to be emailed to DICA property owners this week and again on the day before the election starts. Information will also be posted in this week’s and next week’s POA e-newsletter.
Only property owners are eligible to vote, renters are not. If you are unsure if your email address is on record with the POA, contact Danielle Hermann at Danielle.Hermann@dicommunity.org to make sure they have the correct address.
The new directors will serve a two-year term on the board beginning later this month. They will replace outgoing directors Greg Turner and Bob Sauer. Sauer is running for re-election, Turner is not.
Ten percent of DICA property owners must participate for the election to be valid.
MEET THE CANDIDATES
Below is a summary of each candidate based on their profiles listed on the POA website. To read their full profiles, visit https://danielisland.com/community/announcements/upcoming-dica-board-of-....
Barber and his family moved to the island five years ago. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial services and is currently employed by Vingi, Edwards & McCallum Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Barber has two years of experience serving on a homeowner association for his townhome community in Charlotte, where he completed annual training from the Community Associations Institute.
Dempsey moved to Daniel Island with his family in 2011 following a career in both the public and private sector for Fortune 50 sized companies. Most of his professional experience is in organizational effectiveness — assisting organizations develop the capabilities, strategies, and resources to achieve their mission. He also worked for the University of North Carolina, and served on and chaired the planning board for the Town of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Goff and his wife moved to Daniel Island in 2012. He has 35 years of experience working for Union Carbide, where he designed advanced process control computer systems. He also worked for GE and the state of Texas as a project manager, and taught electrical engineering for 22 years.
Goff was president of his homeowner’s association in Charleston, West Virginia, and is currently a member of the Daniel Island Transition Team that is managing the transition of DICA from developer control to resident control.
Orr and his family moved to Daniel Island three and a half years ago. He is currently Director of Global Real Estate at Blackbaud and was responsible for the design and construction of the new Blackbaud global headquarters on Daniel Island. Orr has a passion for sustainability design and construction and believes it should be a given on any project in today’s environment.
Pawlucy serves as founder and CEO of Association Options, a global consulting company where he works with organizations across the country and globe. He has almost two decades of experience working with nonprofits. Prior to launching his company, Pawlucy served key positions at TD Ameritrade, Amedco, SmithBucklin, Viacom, and was second in command of another top-five association management company.
Roland has lived on Daniel Island with his wife for five years and is employed by Thomas and Hutton Engineering. In that role, he has worked on the development of Daniel Island since its inception. Roland served as the president and treasurer of Point Pleasant neighborhood and ARB chairman in Hobcaw Creek Plantation in Mount Pleasant.
Sauer and his wife moved to Daniel Island in 2005 and he has been an active volunteer member of the community ever since. He is a member of the Daniel Island Transition Committee and has served for the past two years as one of the two resident members on the DICA Board of Directors and is seeking a second two-year term.
Walker and his family moved to Daniel Island from West Ashley just over a year ago. Walker is a CPA with work experience in accounting, finance and budgets and is the CFO of Charleston ENT & Allergy, where he has worked since moving to Charleston in 2014.