LaDane Williamson of Brunswick County, North Carolina is a graduate of Shallotte High School and of Duke University. In 1973 LaDane was elected Mayor of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina and served until 1987. Concurrently, and still today, she remains actively involved in Regional and Statewide affairs serving on numerous Boards in both North Carolina and New York. Since her graduation from Duke University, LaDane has and continues to be owner and manager of retail service businesses and a developer of residential and commercial developments in Brunswick County, North Carolina. LaDane established The LaDane Foundation in 2000 as a United States 501c(3) organization and works to make life changes for people of need with Foundation resources. The Foundation partners with churches and other foundations working internationally. The LaDane Foundation is also a Governmental Licensed NGO in Nicaragua and in Guatemala of Central America. LaDane has three children--Frasier, Kendra, and Grant. She has three grandchildren--Ciara, Natalie, and Ava.