Vince is President of the I’On Group based in Mount Pleasant. Using timeless urban design principles found in older towns and cities throughout South Carolina, the I’On Group works to create beautiful places of enduring economic and social value. Since starting his business in 1991, Vince has been involved in neighborhood building and renovation in Beaufort, Port Royal, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston and North Augusta. His work has received national and international attention in Southern Living, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, the BBC, and CNN. His neighborhoods have been the recipient of awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Vince’s career includes non-profit service as a board member of South Carolina-based business, transportation, housing, arts, and environmental organizations. He has also served on national committees of the Chicago-based Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as the Metropolitan Planning Council of the Brookings Institution based in Washington, DC.
Vince has been an invited speaker at numerous colleges and universities throughout the country, and given presentations at transportation and urban conferences in Europe and Australia. He is currently at work on a book – The Underground History of American Urbanism – scheduled for publication to coincide with the 100th year anniversary of the passage of the first Federal Highway Bill.
An avid reader, traveler, outdoorsman, and boating enthusiast, Vince is a licensed pilot, a South Carolina Liberty Fellow, and a member of the Church of the Holy Cross on Sullivan’s Island. A native of Georgia, Vince has been in South Carolina since 1989.
Vince graduated from the University of Virginia where he earned a degree in economics.