January 2022 (Second Term)
John is retired from United Parcel Service and the UPS Airline with over 36 years of service. He is currently appointed to the Bald Head Island Transportation Authority, serving a three-year term. John serves as a Board member for the Cape Fear Region Boy Scouts of America; Board member serving on Bald Head Association; and Public Safety volunteer for 14 years, with numerous FEMA certifications. He has previously served on the BHI Chapel Board and was Mayor Pro Tempore for four years of the Village Council prior to the loss of his wife.
John is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, ambassador for the state of North Carolina, presented to him by Governor Pat McCrory. He enjoys fishing, international travel, long walks on our beautiful beaches and remodeling projects that keep him active.
John says, “BHI is a special gem being discovered more and more each year. We must plan wisely for the greater good of the Island, as growth is inevitable. Our charge is stewardship — ensuring preservation and conservation.”
January 2021 (First Term)
Alan practiced law for 47 years as a trial lawyer. He served in the United States Navy JAGC as a trial lawyer from 1968-1970. Thereafter, he returned to Columbus, Ohio, and started practicing with a small, local law firm that in 1988 merged into a large, international law firm. He then transferred to the firm’s Miami office for three years and then to the DC office for the last 20 years of his practice. From 1970-2014, he tried lawsuits for individuals, small businesses, and large national and international businesses. He tried almost every type of civil and criminal lawsuit there is to juries and judges all over the United States.
His education includes Miami University, Oxford, Ohio-BA-1964; Ohio State University-Law Degree-1967; and George Washington University-LLM-1998, Patent and Intellectual Property Law.
Alan has been a part of BHI since 2001. He says, "The future of BHI is very important to me. I want to assist in making BHI continue to grow and prosper while still retaining the incredible uniqueness it has. It is a pearl in the ocean, and I want to help keep it that way."
January 2021 (First Term)
Robert has over 37 years of experience in the international financial sector and a proven track record of successfully managing over $15 billion of large-scale international project financings, particularly in emerging markets. He holds MBA degrees in Finance from the University of Chicago and the Katholieke Universiteit Te Leuven in Belgium, as well as a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert and his wife, Debra, first started visiting Bald Head Island during the summer months in 1989 with their two children and have owned a home in Braemar since 2002.
He says, "My wife and I were attracted to the island because of the pursuit of controlled, thoughtful development, taking into consideration respect for the natural environment."
A. John Kinney
January 2022 (First Term)
John is a vice-president of supply chain & logistics for an electronics manufacturing company and has worked in the high-tech industry, mostly for Silicon Valley-based companies, for 29 years. He has been involved in the establishment and management of manufacturing facilities in various locations in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. He graduated from West Point with a mechanical engineering degree and served seven years on active duty as an officer in the US Army in Korea, the First Ranger Battalion and in Germany, followed by 14 years in the Army Reserve. He was a Scout leader for 11 years and has two sons who are Eagle Scouts.
John and his wife, Elizabeth, have lived in North Carolina for 26 years, and they first bought a home on Bald Head Island in 2014. They have lived full-time on BHI for over two years, and he has been a member of BHA’s Resource Conservation and Beautification Committee (RCB) and serves on the Village’s Environmental Task Force. John enjoys sailing. He and Elizabeth took their boat to the Bahamas last year and have additional trips planned. John and Elizabeth love living on Bald Head Island and have enjoyed getting involved as volunteers to become an active part of the BHI community.
John and Elizabeth decided to buy a house at BHI within a week of their first visit to the Island because of its beauty and the many wonderful features that make it unique. Now that they are residents, they have come to realize that the people of Bald Head Island are every bit as special as the Island itself.
John says: “Bald Head Island is the perfect blend of controlled development and natural beauty, and I want to help preserve and enhance the elements that attracted us to it in the first place.”
Nana G.H. Smith
January 2023 (First Term)
Nana is a former corporate, real estate and tax lawyer, with significant experience representing nonprofit associations. She is a retired member of the New York and Nebraska Bar Associations and has extensive volunteer board experience with arts and social welfare organizations. She received her B.A., Yale University, 1983 and J.D., NYU Law School, 1986.
Nana's community involvement includes being a member of BHA's Architectural Review Committee (Section B), a former board member of Flora’s Bluff/Killegray Homeowners’ Association, a member of the BHI Club's Temporary Membership Committee, a full golf member of the BHI Club, a member of the Shoals Club, a volunteer of the Public Safety Auxiliary and a member of the BHI Conservancy. She enjoys golf and art. She is married to James B. Milliken, Chancellor of the University of Texas System.
Nana says, "I deeply value our pristine and uncrowded beaches, car-free natural environment and the community of friends we have on this Island."
January 2023 (First Term)
Tiffany is Broker-In-Charge/Owner (since 2000) of Tiffany’s Beach Properties, a property management and real estate company on Bald Head Island, and owner of Room Service Home Furnishings store and interior design studio, also on the Island. Tiffany received her B.S. Degree in Journalism from the University of Miami, Florida. She is a full-time Island resident.
Tiffany's community involvement includes serving as a member of BHA's Architectural Review Committee (4+ years), a Village Chapel hospitality committee member, a member of BHI Club's Temporary Membership and Recreation committees, and the President of the BHI Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys remodeling projects, cooking and hosting dinner parties with her Island family of friends, walking on the beach to Fort Fisher, traveling with her daughters and friends, riding bicycles with her daughters on the Island, taking her dog Norman to swim in the ocean and going on long walks on the beach looking for shells, sand dollars and small pieces of driftwood.
Tiffany says, "I love summers when the Island is full of people and winters when there are just a few and the sense of community, regardless of the season. That’s priceless. I love the beauty of the Island’s century-old live oaks that abound in the forest and natural habitats where wildlife flourish. Bald Head Island is special to me because of its unique nature: a quiet, tranquil community where golf carts are the main mode of transportation."