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Michael Seezen Selected for Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders InitiativeFebruary 1, 2017
McNair Law Firm is pleased to announce that Michael J. Seezen is one of 43 leaders from across the Midlands and surrounding areas selected to participate in the 10th Midlands class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). “DLI and the Riley Fellows have matured into a potent force to help move South Carolina forward,” said Dr. Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute. “Although the class is varied in background and experience, they have a common ability to effect change through leadership positions in their organizations and community.”
Michael is poised to join more than 1,700 Riley Fellows around the state. Class members meet over the course of five months in a format driven by timely, relevant case studies and other experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. As part of the program, leaders also work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects.
Michael is a shareholder in McNair’s Columbia office with a practice focused on public finance, corporate securities, and SEC reporting. His clients include state and local governments, hospitals, colleges and universities, manufacturing companies, utilities, banks, and underwriters.
Michael is a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Columbia and Blueprint for Leadership programs, and has served in various leadership roles on the United Way of the Midlands Board of Directors, including Chairman (2015-2016) and Campaign Committee co-chair (2011-2013), and a founding member and former Chairman of its Young Leaders Society.