The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) has hired Amanda Seymour as its new fiscal officer. She comes to Sea Grant from the University of Southern Mississippi's Division of Marine Science at Stennis Space Center, Miss., where she served as the business manager and managed grants, contracts and department funds.
In the past, Seymour also worked at Mississippi State University as a senior accountant in Sponsored Programs Accounting, where she processed new grants and contracts for the MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.
“Amanda joins our team at a time when we are expanding our involvement in grants management for other state and federal programs,” MASGC Director LaDon Swann said. “Her training and experience in the pre-award and post-award aspects of grants management are the skills we need to continue to be customer focused. I know she will be a major asset to our program and to those who receive funding through MASGC.”
She holds an MBA and a bachelor's degree in geosciences from Mississippi State University.
“I am excited to be part of the MASGC team and look forward to working with all of our partners and collaborators,” Seymour said. “It is a great opportunity to manage funding for projects that support our communities along the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast.”
Seymour will work out of MASGC’s administrative office at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs, Miss. You can reach her at 228-818-8839 or Amanda.K.Seymour@usm.edu.