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.
Rebecca Haynes, Deputy Director
Rebecca has 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 a 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, Past President of the Earlewood Community Citizens Organization, and a devoted “big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
William Mitchell, Political & Outreach Director
A Columbia native, William joined Conservation Voters following work on a statewide political campaign. During his tenure at CVSC, he has led numerous fundraising campaigns and helped build the capacity needed to fund our important work. William graduated from Furman University with a degree in Political Science. While at Furman, William interned for the European Parliament and the Riley Institute. In his free time, William shops at Whole Foods, over-consumes podcasts and reads books about dystopian futures.
Carolee Williams, Lowcountry Field Director
Carolee brings a career of knowledge working in the City of Charleston’s
Planning Department on everything from annexation to long range planning to special projects including
the International African American Museum to leading their sustainability initiatives. She was a co-
writer in the City’s Sea Level Rise Strategy. In addition, Carolee has been a recommended candidate for
the State’s Public Service Commission, running on a platform of transparency and support for renewable
energies. Carolee has a BA degree in history from Wake Forest University and a MA in Urban and
Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. When not at work, Carolee enjoys seeing
Charleston from a kayak or being at her 1840s log cabin in the Virginia mountains.
Hal Stallworth, Legislative Accountability Coordinator
Growing up in South Carolina, Hal played in the rivers of Columbia. He learned to hunt below Congaree National Park, and was delighted by the beaching porpoises on Captain Sams Spit. He developed a deep love for these special places; a pride in them. His career working in commercial real estate, property management, sales and fundraising has taken him to many places around the world, yet nowhere compares to these wonderful South Carolina treasures. In his role at CVSC, his love for our amazing natural surroundings has grown even stronger and deeper.