Haynie named CEO
The South Carolina Maritime Foundation has announced the selection of Will Haynie as chief executive officer.
The foundation, which owns and operates the tall ship Spirit of South Carolina, also has named a new chief operating officer/chief financial officer and installed six new board members.
Haynie, a 1983 Citadel graduate from Charleston, began his role with the foundation Tuesday. He has almost 20 years of experience as a nonprofit executive, and served for the past seven years as executive director of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust.
He also had been the sailing writer and sailing columnist for The Post and Courier and has competed in and written about Charleston's most important sailing events, including Charleston Race Week and the Charleston to Bermuda Race, both of which are associated with the South Carolina Maritime Foundation.
Maritime Foundation Interim Executive Director Sarah Piwinski has been promoted to COO/CFO. Piwinski has been with the foundation since 2006, when she began as director of education.
Before joining the foundation, Piwinski worked in the tall ship industry for five years. She will continue to oversee the daily operations of the foundation.
Piwinski is a 2001 graduate of the College of Charleston.
The foundation's six new members of the board of directors are: Joab M. Lesesne Jr. of Spartanburg, president emeritus of Wofford College; Jim Rozier of Moncks Corner, president of The Rozier Group LLC and former supervisor of Berkeley County, and Milo Ryan, managing partner for California's OneCompass.
Also, Rich Leadem, managing partner of Peninsula Capital Partners; Marlon E. Kimpson, member attorney of Motley Rice, and D. Jay Davis Jr., partner of Young Clement Rivers.