Elizabeth M. Hagood

Former Executive Director of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust

Elizabeth is the former Executive Director of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, having initially served in this capacity as its first Executive Director 1989-1995.  She and her husband, Maybank, moved to Charleston in 1989 following their graduations from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.  They have three children ages 20, 21 and 24.  Elizabeth grew up in Charlotte, NC, attended high school at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA and received her BA from Davidson in Third World Development.

Elizabeth has devoted her adult life to her family and her community, with her professional and civic focus being the preservation and conservation of the lowcountry of South Carolina.  Through her years serving as Executive Director of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust (10 years) and on non-profit boards and civic commissions, her 25 year career has been focused on improving the quality of life of Charleston and the South Carolina lowcountry. She mostly enjoys spending time with friends and family in the lowcountry of South Carolina, preferably on a kayak or paddle board.

Elizabeth’s community board service includes the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, DC and the Bank of South Carolina.  Recent board service includes Woodberry Forest School (Trustee), St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (Vestry), Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina (Trustee), Historic Charleston Foundation (Trustee), Donnelley Foundation (Advisory Board), SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (Chairman), Drayton Hall (Site Council), St. Catherine’s School Alumna Association (Chairman), First (Scots) Presbyterian Kindergarten (Chairman). 




BA from Davidson in Third World Development

South Carolina Liberty Fellow, The Order of Palmetto, the Charleston Women’s Executive in Business award winner, and St Catherine’s Distinguished Alumna award.