RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law Assistant Dean of External Relations Megan West Sherron has been named a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards. Sherron will accept her award at a gala banquet on June 16 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.
Sherron is the second Campbell Law representative to win a Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award since 2015.
“It is an honor to be included among such an accomplished group of professionals leading and serving throughout our community,” said Sherron. “I am grateful to the Triangle Business Journal for seeing fit to bestow this honor upon me.”
Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on mentorship throughout legal education, she manages the Campbell Law Connections mentorship program which won a 2016 Gambrell Award from the American Bar Association.
Deeply embedded into the fabric of Raleigh’s civic and professional communities, Sherron’s local contributions are as immense as they are impressive. She sits on the Wake County Bar Association & Tenth Judicial District Board of Directors, is a committee chair for the Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division and has previously served as vice president of Wake Women Attorneys. In the community, she serves on advisory boards for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and North State Bank.
Sherron was appointed to the Note in the Pocket Board of Directors in 2015, and previously sat on the Capital City Clauses Board of Directors from 2013-15, serving as co-chair of the organization’s signature event, the Jingle Ball, in 2015. Under Sherron’s leadership, the Jingle Ball raised $80,000 in donations, ultimately allowing the organization to secure nearly 9,000 toys and clothing for more than 180 impoverished area children during the holiday season. She is also a graduate of Leadership Raleigh.
“I am delighted that the Triangle Business Journal saw fit to honor Megan’s accomplishments, both professionally and civically, in this capacity,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Given her tremendous work it is well deserved.”
A 2014 Triangle Business Journal Women in Business award winner, Sherron oversees Campbell Law’s alumni relations, career services, and communications and marketing departments, manages the Campbell Law Connections mentorship program and serves as the liaison to the Campbell Law Alumni Association.
A native of Murphy, N.C., Sherron graduated from Wake Forest University in 2007 with a B.S. in business. She then attended Campbell Law School, spending time as a student at both the Buies Creek and Raleigh campuses prior to graduating in 2010. As a student she served as a consulting editor for the Campbell Law Review, president of the Christian Legal Society, competed in moot court competitions, and was a research assistant for Professor Jean Cary and Professor Greg Wallace. She was also a legal research and writing scholar.
Sherron served as an associate attorney at Martin & Jones in Raleigh from 2010-12, representing clients in personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice cases. Prior to Martin & Jones, Sherron interned with the Solicitor General at the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Justice Edward Brady at the North Carolina Supreme Court, and Judge Barbara Jackson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.