Historic Salisbury Foundation names new executive director

Published 10:28 am Monday, June 24, 2019

SALISBURY — Historic Salisbury Foundation has named Sada O’Neill Stewart as its new executive director.

A native of York, Pennsylvania, Stewart received her bachelor of arts degree in American history from Princeton University and a master of science in historic preservation from Clemson University and College of Charleston, earning both with honors.

Stewart will move to Salisbury from Charleston, South Carolina, where she is a preservation intern at Historic Charleston Foundation and a teaching assistant in historic preservation.

As a preservation intern, Stewart planned and led preservation activities for children, surveyed Charleston’s monuments and memorials, and wrote the National Register of Historic Places nomination for a historic structure in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This year, Stewart presented papers at three preservation conferences.

At Princeton, she was captain of the varsity swimming and diving team and spent time as a kayak and paddle board instructor in Corolla.

Members of the board spoke highly of Stewart’s leadership and writing skills and commitment to preservation, community, education, membership and fundraising.

On July 8, she will replace Barb Sorel, a volunteer and former board chairwoman, who stepped in as interim director in March.