Merrill Sherman

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Merrill Sherman Portrait - BCBSRI Board Member
Principal, Sherman Consulting, LLC

Ms. Sherman brings over 25 years of top-level corporate experience and deep roots in the community to her board role. Currently the Principal of Sherman Consulting, Ms. Sherman has served as president and chief executive officer of Bank Rhode Island and its publicly traded parent company, which she cofounded and where she worked for 16 years.

Ms. Sherman sits and has sat on a number of nonprofit and for-profit boards, including The Providence Journal Company, Rhode Island School of Design, Crossroads Rhode Island, and Johnson & Wales University. As a result of her professional and personal accomplishments, Ms. Sherman has received numerous recognitions, including Providence Business News’ Rhode Island’s 25 Most Influential Business Leaders in the past 25 years in 2011; U.S. Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2010; and March of Dimes, Rhode Island Chapter’s Citizen of the Year for 2007. Ms. Sherman is an appointee of the Senate President and was elected to the Blue Cross Board of Directors in February 2013.