Ladane Williamson
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Ocean Isle Beach


11 Causeway Drive Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 1 919 570 7300  


DUKE UNIVERSITY, BA History The Women's College   GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL OF NORTH CAROLINA Selected Merit Program   SHALLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL Valedictorian Extended Training:
  • Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
  • Cape Fear Technical School
North Carolina Law Enforcement Certification
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument License; Airplane - Jet Certification
  • Real Estate Courses:
Licensed Broker in North Carolina and South Carolina Salesman License, 1970; Broker License, 1972-present  


MAYOR, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 1973-1987
  • Officially named as the Financial Officer and the Budget Officer for the Town. Also, functioned as Town Administrator and Manager responsible for all municipal developments and services
  • Served with the Board of Adjustment
  • Infrastructure projects completed and successfully funded - Town water systems; municipal sewer system (responsible for obtaining Bond Rating following presentations to Moodys and Standard & Poors in New York.); public projects: Town Hall; Fire Station; Utility Station, Municipal Airport
  • Established department personnel and organization systems
  • Initiated and developed the first Accommodation Tax for the State of NC and worked to insure its legislative enactment as it was an important means to fund continuation of progressive municipal services

OWNER / MANAGER: Retail Service Businesses

  • Ocean Isle Fishing Pier and Amusement Center, 1970-1982
  • The Islander Restaurant - Full service meals, previous years
  • Island Realty - Real estate firm active in sales and property management, previous years
  • Ocean Isle Realty Rentals - Property management, previous years
  • Ocean Harbour Golf Course
  • LaDane Realty, previous years
  • LaDane Construction, previous years
  • LaDane Corporation, current

DEVELOPER / GOLF COURSE OWNER, Brunswick County, NC, 1972-Present

Current Residential, Commercial and Golf Developments  
  • Ocean Isle Beach, NC (Ongoing Residential / Commercial; 4000+ Units)
  • Sand Castles I and II (32 Multifamily Units)
  • Oceanside West (56 Multifamily Units)
  • Ocean Point 15-Story High-rise (73 Multifamily Units)
  • Channel Harbour (32 Multifamily Units)
  • Island Park Cottages (200 Residential Units)
  • Ocean Harbour Golf Links (18 holes)
  • Marsh Harbour Golf Links (18 holes)
  • Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course (18 holes)
  • The Pearl Golf Links (36 holes)
  • Angels Trace Golf Links (36 holes)
  Developments in Pre-Development Phases
  • Ocean Isle Grande (302 Unit Residential / Commercial / Beach Club PUD)
  • Ocean Harbour (Natural Marine Area; 1,762 Residential Units, 100 Unit Executive Inn; Retail; Commercial)
  • Marsh Harbour (3 Resort Hotels / Condotel; Marina; 1,676 Residential Units; Retail; Commercial; Conference / Entertainment Centers)
  • Oak Island PUD (3,400 Acres)
  • Resort Acreage (1,700 Acres)
  • Grand Strand National (9-Hole Golf Course; 910 Residential Units)

Real Estate & Regional Development: Appointed Offices

  • North Carolina Coastal Resources Advisory Council - promulgated regulations directly affecting North Carolina's thirteen coastal counties, previous
  • North Carolina State Construction Board
- One of two North Carolina State Senatorial Appointees to a nine-member board, previous - Authority over State Construction Department and responsible for all North Carolina State properties.
  • Cape Fear Council of Government (13 Years) - served on Board of Directors, Chairman and Vice Chairman - Council member of county and municipal officers - Directors empowered to administer and regulate federal funding within a four-county region of North Carolina, previous
  • Brunswick Community College Foundation Board of Directors Honorary Member
  • Established and funded the LaDane Williamson Scholarship Program for the young people of Brunswick County, North Carolina. LaDane Williamson Totally Funded 723 Scholarships plus to date.
  • Trump Tower (New York City) Residential Board of Managers
- One of nine Managers elected by the Trump Tower Homeowners Association, 1998-2010
  • University of North Carolina (Wilmington) Board of Visitors, previous

Professional & Community Organizations

  • New York State Democratic Committee Finance Chair, 1999-2001
  • Organized and Hosted Numerous Democratic Fund Raisers at New York Personal Residence with Special Guests such as Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers, President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hilary Clinton and various Senators and Members of Congress.
  • Member, Board of Visitors, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environments, previous
  • Member, Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina Wilmington, previous
  • International and National Chair of Business Women's Network, 1999-2000
  • Founding Board Member, National Rural Development Association, previous
  • Urban Land Institute, Full Member, previous
  • Event Chairman, 1999-2000, New York Democratic Committee Annual Gala
  • Sponsor, 1995-2000, Info Roundtable, Washington, DC
  • Member, 1996-2001, New Democratic Dimensions, New York
  • Member, Young Americas Business Trust (part of the OAS, the Organization of American States), previous
  • Women's Leadership Forum, Executive Council, previous
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce, Brunswick County, North Carolina
  • Member, National Association of Realtors, Cape Fear Realtor Board, NC and Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, SC
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York, previous
  • Member, New York Builders Trade Association, New York, previous
  • Member, National Golf Course Owners Association, previous
  • Duke Children's Hospital (Support Network)
  • Kiwanis Club, previous
  • Committee of 100-South Brunswick Islands
Active Charitable Organizations
  • Executive Committee, 1997-2000, Real Estate Construction Industry Benefit for National Jewish Research Center; Organized and Hosted Reception For National Jewish Research Center Hospital President and Board of Trustees.
  • Sponsor, 1999-2000, Institute For Education, Washington, DC
  • Vice Chairman, State of New York, 1999-2000, United States Marine Corps Toys For Tots
  • Vice Chairman, April 2000, Boys Town of Italy Dinner, Waldorf Astoria, New York City
  • Board of Directors, 1999-2000, National Museum of Catholic Art & History
  • Executive Committee, April 2000, Passionate Fathers Dinner
  • Sponsor, 1992-1999, American Heart Association, North Carolina
  • Sponsor, 1997-1999, Best Buddies, Washington, DC
  • Sponsor, 1997-1999, New York State Policemen and Firemen Widows Foundation
  • Sponsor, 1996-1999, Lennox Hill Neighborhood House, New York
  • President and Founder, 2000-Present, The LaDane Foundation (
  • Establishment of The LaDane Foundation NGO in Nicaragua and Guatemala 2012 and operating presently

Honors and Awards

  • Brunswick Community College dedicated a "Wall of Honor" to LaDane Williamson naming all recipients of the LaDane Williamson scholarship.
  • Recipient, 2000, Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award
  • Honorary Member, New York City Police Honor Legion
  • Recipient, 2000, Hope Harbor Distinguished Woman Award
  • Award of Appreciation: Participating CEO for the National Conference on Ethics in America, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • LaDane Williamson Environmental Award and Naming, Duke University
  • The LaDane Williamson Christian Education Center, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City
  • LaDane Williamson Student Center, Brunswick County Community College, Brunswick County, NC


Children: Odell, Kendra, and Nadia   Grandchildren: Ciara, Natalie, Ava, and Charlotte


  • Member, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City
  • Full Member, previously, Friar's Club, New York City
  • Full Member, Metropolitan Club, New York City
  • Full Member, University Club, New York City
  • Full Member, Triangle Society, North Carolina
  • Full Member, University Club, Durham, NC
Contact Information  
  • LaDane Corporation
11 Causeway Drive Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
  • Tel 1 910 570 7300
  • Fax 1 910 579 8995
  • Email LaDane at
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