John Tynan, Executive Director
Prior to joining CVSC, John oversaw the customer service, marketing, and government relations sections of Central Arkansas Water. He has also served as the Deputy Director of Upstate Forever and Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Greenville. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Furman University and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University. He is also a 2010 Enviropreneur Fellow from the Property and Environment Research Center.
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Rebecca Haynes, Government Relations Director
Rebecca brings over ten years of experience working on water policy in South Carolina with communities, utilities, and agencies, most recently at the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control and American Rivers. A University of Georgia graduate, Rebecca holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Certificate in Environmental Ethics, and a Master of Science in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development. She is also active in the community as Founding Chair and former Board Member of the NoMa Bark Park and Past President of the Earlewood Community Citizens Organization.
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William Mitchell, Development Director
A Columbia native, William joined Conservation Voters following work on a political campaign. William graduated from Furman University with a degree in Political Science. While at Furman, William interned for the European Parliament and the Riley Institute.
Sarah Cohen, Engagement Coordinator
A South Carolina native, Sarah attended Winthrop University where she double majored in Political Science and Religion and Philosophy. Following her work on a political campaign, Sarah taught English in Italy for a year before returning to South Carolina to work at Conservation Voters.