Name: Reid Eikner
Office: Beaufort County Board of Education, District 11
Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: 8 years full-time, and part-time non-resident property owner in Sea Pines for 20 years prior
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Family: Wife, Diane, and two grown daughters
Education: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from University of Virginia; master's in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh; law degree from University of Maryland
Current occupation/employer: Retired. Most recently part-time adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, teaching a business course to senior engineering students in 2005-2006 and 2009-2012.
Employment, military and volunteer history: 35-year business career much of it in corporate finance and venture capital opportunities and in executive management positions such as CEO, CFO and general counsel. Business experience includes manufacturing (Procter & Gamble), corporate finance (Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Company) startup companies (CRI and Katalistiks International), turnaround situations (Bestway Distributing Company and USVision) and rapid growth (Cowan Systems.) I was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on active duty from 1968 to 1970, including service in Vietnam. Volunteer activities include 25 years of service to the Maryland Chapter of UVA Alumni Association -- serving as president in 1989 -- working or chairing various committees for several professional golf tournaments held in the Baltimore area and choral singer for over 40 years in various churches, including First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island for the last eight years.
Please list all public offices to which you've been elected, when and where: Board of Education, 2006-2008, to fill the unexpired term of Stu Rodman, who had been elected to County Council.
Please list any unsuccessful candidates for public office and when: None
Other prior political and government experience: No response given.
Key endorsements you've received: No response given.
Contributions: No campaign contributions or expenditures reported as of Oct. 12.
Expenditures: No campaign contributions or expenditures reported as of Oct. 12.
Highest contributor: No campaign contributions or expenditures reported as of Oct. 12.
Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent? Be specific.
What are the three most important issues you would address if elected?
What other issues do you see as important?
Integrating a large number of new board members (at least five and maybe as many as seven) into a respectful board environment whereby all members are fully participating and partnering as a team for the improvement of the Beaufort County School District.
What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public?
Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony), been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details.
Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes? If so, please give the details.
Are there any personal details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing? No response given.