Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust (LBCT) recently appointed Jim Rozier as its incoming president. LBCT also brought three individuals onto its board of directors: Mike Heitzler, Mac McQuillin and Bart Sabine.
Jim Rozier served as the Berkeley County Supervisor from 1990 to 2006. During that time, he acted as the chief executive for all county government and served as the chairman of Berkeley County Council.
Prior to his tenure in government office, Rozier spent 30 years in private business. Currently, he is the principal partner in his consulting firm, the Rozier Group, and is the vice-chairman of the SC Highway Commission. Rozier has served on LBCT’s Board of Directors since 2010 and assumed the role of the president in February 2014.
Mike Heitzler is the current Mayor of Goose Creek.
Mayor Heitzler retired from the Berkeley County School District in 2006, after serving as principal of Westview Elementary School for 32 years. He is a Hayes Fullbright Scholar who holds a B.A. degree in Asian History from the University of Hawaii, a Master in Education degree from The Citadel and a Doctorate in Education degree from the University of South Carolina.
Heitzler is a local author and has penned three non-fiction books highlighting the historical significance of Goose Creek. During his tenure as mayor, he has been a strong advocate for sustainability and green space issues in Goose Creek.
Mac McQuillin is a resident of Daniel Island and a trial attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A, in Charleston where his practice focuses on representing local businesses.
During his tenure at the University of South Carolina School of Law, McQuillin served as a law clerk to the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel and previously served as a clerk for Senator Chip Campsen where he assisted with numerous conservation matters, most notably the South Carolina Conservation Bank. McQuillin is active in the Berkeley County Republican Party and Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce.
Bart Sabine has over 30 years of professional experience in forestry and environmental land management studies. He is the vice-president of Sabine and Waters Inc., and manages the Summerville office.
Sabine has gained extensive experience in forest management while working for large industrial forest products companies and private landowners. He has conducted numerous studies on wetlands, protected species, habitat restoration, timber resources and reforestation projects throughout the Southeastern United States, the Caribbean Islands, and Russia. He has also served on the Dorchester County Planning Board.
LBCT is a locally based, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and managing the natural resources and habitat of Berkeley County and other similar areas for future generations to enjoy. LBCT is directly involved in protecting land in the area for its natural, recreational, scenic, historical or productive value and educating the public to the importance of resource conservation.
Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust was founded in 1992. To date, LBCT has protected 17,599 acres of critical lands in and around Berkeley County.