The Management Team

The Edward Lowe Foundation was established by Ed and Darlene Lowe in 1985. In contrast to most U.S. foundations, which are grant-giving entities, we are an operating foundation that funds its own programs.

Mike McCuistion

VP of Physical Resources

Overview: responsible for the foundation’s properties, physical assets and conservation activities.

Management team

As vice president of physical resources for the Edward Lowe Foundation, Mike McCuistion oversees all the organization’s facilities, equipment and properties, risk management, safety and security.

McCuistion, who has been with the Lowe organization since 1981, also leads the foundation’s land stewardship initiatives. This includes directing land management practices at Big Rock Valley (BRV), which has 2,000 acres of woodland, prairie and wetland, and overseeing BRV’s inventory of botanical, animal and insect species — many of which include threatened and endangered species. In addition, he works with various researchers and organizations who wish to conduct conservation research at BRV.

Active in numerous civic organizations, McCuistion is a board member of the Gateway Community Foundation of Cass County and chairs the Howardsville Christian School Board. He has served as president of the Cass County United Way, chaired the Newberg Township Zoning Board and been a member of the Cass County Economic Development Task Force and the Cassopolis/Vandalia Area Chamber of Commerce.

McCuistion received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University.