Executive Director David Bennett is a Charleston native and graduate of Middleton High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management from Mars Hill College, where he was recruited on a full athletic football scholarship. David is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) whose career has spanned over 30 years with the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. Before his promotion to Executive Director, David served as Associate Executive Director and Director of Recreation.
Throughout his career, David has remained active in a variety of professional and community organizations, serving on the boards of the National Recreation & Parks Association, South Carolina Recreation & Parks Association, Cooper River Bridge Run, James Island Charter High School, Charleston Area Children’s Garden Project, Charleston Heritage Education Forum, Charleston County Greenbelt Project’s Urban Grants Review Committee, Family Corps, Bishop Gadsden Trustees, and Wallingford Presbyterian Church Trustees.
He and his wife Cheryl are the proud parents of Austin, Dale, Cydney, and two rescues dogs named Jack and Little Bear. He enjoys grilling outdoors, fishing, bowling, and spending time with his family.