Stanley Named New ESMMSC Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Eat Smart Move More South Carolina is pleased to announce that Meg Stanley has been named Executive Director. Meg will begin leading the organization in its efforts to increase access to healthy eating and active living resources in South Carolina at the end of August. She is a seasoned professional who has worked on public policy campaigns, organizational wellness, and board development. In the past, she worked on several political and issue campaigns as a fundraiser and communications advisor. She also has experience in the fitness and nutrition industry.

Board Chair Jen Wright said, “The Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Meg as the organization’s next leader. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a unique perspective that gives us confidence she will be a highly effective leader and a passionate advocate for our organization in our efforts to create environments supportive of healthy eating and active living.”

Before accepting the executive director position, Meg served as a school representative for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and a member of ESMMSC’s Advocacy Committee. She has extensive experience in the development and promotion of healthy lifestyles, leadership, education, and health equity.

Meg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Mass Communications degree from the University of South Carolina. She holds certifications from the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Meg lives in Columbia with her husband, Chip, two of their children, Isabel and Porter, and two dogs, Molly and Henry. She is a member of St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia. Meg enjoys spending time outdoors, especially on the South Carolina Coast.