The South Carolina Bar Foundation has a new leader.
Megan Sweeney Seiner, who has been with the University of South Carolina School of Law as director of externship and special academic programs since 2014, has been tapped as the bar foundation's executive director.
In this role, she will work alongside members of the nonprofit organization's board to develop programs and services.
Seiner earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law at Camden after earning a bachelor of arts degree in human resources management from The Catholic University of America.
Seiner's resume also includes stints as a professor of administrative law externship, associate director of career services and director of student affairs and externships at South Carolina School of Law, where she joined the faculty in 2007. Prior to that, she was a lawyer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a trademark attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Outside the courtroom and classrooms, Seiner has been active with the South Carolina Bar Wellness Committee, St. Joseph Catholic School Disaster Relief efforts, Student Bar Association, South Carolina Bar YLD annual events and the Catholic University of America Board of Governors.
Throughout her career she has been honored by the South Carolina Bar, ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the USC Black Law Students Association.