Director Georgia West has been vacationing on Hilton Head Island since 1973. In 2010, she and her husband purchased a home in Sea Pines, where they spend most of the year. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Georgia earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Loyola University Chicago.
As a life-long community leader, Georgia has shared her talents surrounding organizational effectiveness, governance, and financial stability with nonprofit organizations across the country. Highlights of her career include serving as President of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society, President of the United States Women’s Curling Association, steering committee member of the Western Amateur Golf Tournament, and President of the United States Curling Association.
Georgia is an avid cyclist, former triathlete and former nationally recognized curler. She was honored to be named as an official for men’s and women’s curling for both the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Traveling and interacting with people from around world and with a variety of perspectives continues to be a passion.
In the summer months, Georgia and her husband, Henry, reside in Lake Forest, Illinois. Throughout the year, they travel to Boston, Scotland, Fort Wayne, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis to visit their two adult children and four grandchildren.