BY Edward C. Fennell
Date and place of birth: August 1949 in Charleston.
Residence: James Island.
Occupation: Owner, Charleston Telecommunication Consulting, James Island.
Family: Wife, Toni; daughter, Kristin McCrosson; son, Peter “Bubba” J. Dieppe IV; grandchildren, Matt, Harrison, Collin, Anna and Joseph.
Education: University of South Carolina and LaSalle University.
Job description: Managing sales and technical issues affecting the telecommunication industry.
Words that best describe me: Disciplined, competitive, humble, caring, blessed.
Talents/Hobbies: Captaining a fishing boat, running and hunting.
Something the area I live in needs: Police and dogcatchers.
First car: Pontiac two-door woody without a hood.
Something I do that is silly but fun: Leave crazy voice mail for my incoming callers.
When I was younger, I wanted to be: Successful.
First job: Mechanic’s helper and “grease monkey” at James Oldsmobile.
Best advice I’ve been given: Never allow one man to control my destiny, from the Marine Corps, 1969.
Unforgettable moment in my life: My first night at Parris Island in 1969.