Joan Deery moved to Hilton Head Island 12 years ago and has been a member of WACHH for about 10 years. She has served as Treasurer for the League of Women Voters, Chair of SCORE, a national volunteer organization that advises small businesses, and served on the Beaufort County Board of Education for four years.
Joan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. She joined the CIA as an analyst upon graduation but moved to IBM where she held various jobs in systems engineering, marketing, product development and corporate strategy. During the 5 years that she lived in Japan working for IBM, she analyzed Japanese computer manufacturers’ products and worked on a joint product development project with a major Japanese printer manufacturer. During these 5 years, she traveled extensively in both the Far East and Soviet Union. Joan has had a long term curiosity about the affairs of the world which WACHH continues to satisfy.