Greenville County Council Member: Liz Seman

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Liz has lived in Greenville, South Carolina since 1999. Her nonprofit career has included leadership roles with the American Red Cross, Hands on Greenville and Meals on Wheels. She came to Furman University in 2013 as the Executive Director of Corporate Engagement, and currently serves as Chief of Staff and Liaison to the Board of Trustees. She is the chair of the International Transportation and Innovation Center (ITIC), immediate past-chair of the board of directors of the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SC-TAC).  She is an active member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum and Greenville Women Giving.  She is a member of the board of the Community Foundation of Greenville (Vice Chair), The Peace Center and Visit Greenville SC.  She is also an Advisory Board member for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Bridges to a Brighter Future.  She was recently named one Greenville Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential people of 2018.

In addition to her role at Furman, Liz serves on Greenville County Council and has represented District 24 since 2008.  She currently chairs the Public Works Committee and is Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.

Liz has served on the board of directors of Meals on Wheels America, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Greenville Forward, the Junior League of Greenville, Saint Joseph’s Catholic School, the Leadership Greenville Alumni Association, the Palmetto Bank Community Board, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority Board, Community Works Carolina and the Advisory Board of the American Red Cross. Liz is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class XXVII and Diversity Leadership Academy Class IV. She was one of the YWCA Dream Achievers in 2006 and was named one of Greenville’s Top 25 under 35 in 2003. She is also an Elder at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Liz received her B.S. in Business from Miami of Ohio. She is married to Steve and has one son, Walker, who recently graduated from Furman University.