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Beaufort, SC – May 3, 2021 – Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) is pleased to announce the election of officers and Trustees at their Annual Meeting, held April 30, 2021:

  • Chairman – Wayne Vance
  • Vice Chair – Kevin Cuppia
  • Treasurer – J. Wood Rutter
  • Secretary – Derek Gilbert
  • Immediate Past President – John C. Troutman

HBF membership elected eight individuals to serve or to continue serving on the HBF Board of Trustees. Newly elected, re-elected and appointed board members include:

  • Patricia Battey
  • Derek Gilbert
  • Beth Grace
  • Ann Higgins
  • Dr. John McCardell
  • Rob Montgomery
  • Wood Rutter
  • Cheryl Steele

In addition to the newly elected and re-elected members and officers noted above, the following members of HBF’s Board of Trustees will be continuing on:

  • Donna Dehncke
  • Larry Haskell

The HBF Board of Trustees extends our sincere appreciation to outgoing Chairman John C. Troutman and Board Member and former Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair Jen Moneagle for their dedication and service. Mrs. Moneagle was presented with an engraved pewter tray by the Board and membership. Incoming Chairman Wayne Vance presented John Troutman with a framed photograph of the newly renovated John Mark Verdier House.  Mr. Troutman will be continuing on the Board of Trustees. The Board also recognized outgoing Ex-officio Board Member, Chuck Symes for his dedicated service as HBF’s representative and a member of the City of Beaufort’s Historic District Review Board. The Board of Trustees wish the Symes family well on their move to upstate South Carolina.

Newly elected Chairman Wayne Vance extended sincere appreciation to the Board of Trustees for their continued support and dedication to HBF and its’ mission, he noted “Serving as Chairman of the Foundation is a great honor. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead our efforts in the preservation of the architectural and historical treasures of Beaufort and its National Historic Landmark District”. 

Historic Beaufort Foundation is poised to meet the future while remaining focused on supporting the “preservation, protection, and presentation of sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina”. Established in 1965 as a 501(c)3 not for profit education foundation, HBF is a member of the Partners Network of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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