Meredith Seacrest Leach is the Executive Director & COO for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. She was a driving force behind the conception and development of the foundation since its inception in 2009. In her current role, she manages and cultivates relationships with key partners and donors in entertainment, healthcare, education and technology, while strategizing financial campaigns and programs to help continuously advance the organization. Prior to overseeing the foundation, Meredith was the Director of Creative Affairs at Reveille, now known as the production company EndemolShine North America. Some of the programming she was responsible for included Nashville Star, MasterChef and The Buried Life. She also worked in hospitality public relations, managing several luxury resort accounts at the agency Murphy O’Brien and worked as the Manager of Communications at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, where she oversaw national press for two top entertainment news programs. Meredith attended the University of Georgia, receiving a B.A. in Journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and cheering on the beloved Georgia Bulldogs as well as serving on several non-profit boards supporting youth, music and education initiatives.