Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission appointed Kevin Bowie as the new executive director after over 35 years with the organization.
Bowie, who previously served as the associate executive director for CCPRC, was born and raised in Charleston. He began his career with CCPRC in 1986 at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant, where he worked part-time for five years.
In 1991, Bowie became the assistant park manager at Palmetto Islands County Park, and was promoted to James Island County Park manager three years later. In 1998, Bowie became the assistant director of operations, then ten years later became director of operations, superintendent of administrative services in 2010, superintendent of general services in 2014 and associate executive director in 2016. Bowie has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the College of Charleston.
“I am honored to be the next executive director of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission,” said Bowie. “As I reflect on my 36 years with this agency, it is incredible to see how CCPRC has grown and expanded into the diverse organization we are today. At the heart of our work is the CCPRC staff, who bring a five-star level of commitment and service to everything they do. I am dedicated to working with our staff and the community to uphold our agency’s mission to improve the quality of life in Charleston County.”
David Bennett, the previous executive director, will begin transitioning into retirement from his role with the CCPRC. To ensure a smooth transition over the next 24 months, Bennett will continue to serve as an advisor, a special project manager and the executive director of the Charleston County Parks Foundation.